1957 – 2005
Roberta Lee Donnelly, beloved wife of Mark Donnelly of Calgary, passed away on Monday, January 24, 2005 after a difficult and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 47 years.
Roberta was a dedicated employee in the Treasury Department at Petro-Canada for 25 years. She will be missed by all her colleagues and the good friends she acquired through both her work career and personal life.
Roberta and Mark met while each traveling around Europe and were married in Abbotsford, BC in 1977, before settling in Calgary. Roberta quite enjoyed many of life’s simpler pleasures, from planting and nurturing her flowers, to reading a good book in the shade of a sunny afternoon, summer camping vacations, and dining with family and friends. More recently Roberta developed a broad appreciation of many forms of music, attending numerous live performances including those of Mark’s. Roberta bravely tolerated Mark’s ongoing home renovation projects eventually being pleased and proud of the results they achieved together.
Roberta will be forever missed by Mark, her loving husband and best friend, and their daughters, Megan and Caitlin Donnelly. She is survived by her father and stepmother, Abe and Dodie Froese of Abbotsford, BC; her sisters, Vicky (Mark), Tammy, and Peggy (Dave); her brother Charles (Suzy); father and mother-in-law, James and Pat Donnelly; sister-in-law Martha-Jane; brothers-in-law, Jeff (Sandi) and Tom (Shelley); and by numerous nieces and nephews. Roberta was predeceased by her mother Miriam.
Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway’s Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Friday, January 28, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.
com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.
Roberta’s family would like to thank the many people who have helped in easing her passing including Dr. Bolduc, the caring staff at Foothills Medical Centre, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and Agapé Hospice, and in particular Donna Dyer, a friend who gave much of herself in guiding Roberta, Mark, their family and friends through these difficult days.
In living memory of Roberta Donnelly, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.