Georgina Robertson

Georgina Robertson

Georgina Robertson lovingly remembered

Georgina May Robertson passed away peacefully at the Williams Lake Senior’s Village, Oct. 20, 2011 at the wonderful age of 87 years.

Georgina May Robertson was born in Vancouver May 8, 1924 and passed away peacefully at the Williams Lake Senior’s Village, Oct. 20, 2011 at the wonderful age of 87 years.

She is survived by sons Bruce of Williams Lake, Lauren (Glynda) of Williams Lake, Cameron (Maryon) of Kamloops, Ian (Deline) of Campbell River, son-in-law Peter Foffonoff of Williams Lake, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In 1939 Georgina, along with her mother and siblings, moved to the Cariboo where the children attended the 150 Mile House School.

They returned to Vancouver shortly thereafter when their mother fell ill and then passed away in 1940. At the tender age of 15, Georgina hitched a ride to Dugan Lake and began her many years of nanny/cooking/housekeeping through out the Cariboo.

In 1942 she moved to Soda Creek to work for Hargrave’s Springfield Ranch as cook, where she met Zander Robertson.

On Jan. 28, 1950 Georgina and Zander got married at the old school house at the Robertson Ranch in McLeese Lake.

That night the temperature dropped to -38 degrees F.

Don Robertson brought Georgina up from Soda Creek by a team of horses and sleigh and Zander went by team of horses to Soda Creek to pick up the minister. After 33 years of marriage, Zander passed away on Dec. 27, 1981.

Georgina spent some time on Vancouver Island in the 1980s before moving back to Williams Lake. She moved to Kamloops for a number of years but moved back to Williams Lake in 2005 to spend the rest of her time here.

Georgina was a wonderful cook and loved to have family gather at her home. The ranch home in McLeese Lake was the site of many toboggan parties in the winter and baseball games in the summer for family and friends.

The Robertson family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. F. Van Der Merwe and the staff at the Williams Lake Senior’s Village for their wonderful care of Georgina through out the past few years.

 

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