In Loving Memory of
September 6th, 1932 – November 19th, 2014
Funeral Service held: November 23, 2014
Dorothy Horner, Verna Inkster, Lori Marion, Abby Scott
Mother: Doreen Ellen Roberts, Grandmother: Esther Roberts, Grandfather: Joseph Roberts, Husband: James W. Bolton, Son: Gary Donald Bolton, Son: Frank Robert Bolton (Bobby), Son: Harold James Bolton, Son: W. Clifford Bolton, Daughter: Irene Emily Collins, Brother: Donald Joseph Roberts, Brother: Gordon James Roberts
Sisters: Delores Russ, Laura Grandison
Children: Cynthia Bohn (David), Wayne Bolton, Donald T. Roberts (thought of him as her son) (Arlene), Steven W. Roberts (thought of him as her son), Greg Vevers (thought of him as her son), Mildred Roberts, Laura Miller, Shirley Bolan (William), Bill Bolton (Shirley), Alex Bolton (Annette)
Grandchildren: James Bohn (Yvonne), Heather Bohn
Great Grandchildren: Damian Bohn, Avery Bohn
Plus many numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grand children & great grand children
Victoria Vera Roberts was born to Doreen Roberts in Port Essington on September 6, 1932. She was raised by her grandparents Esther (nee Seymour) and Joseph Roberts. After her grandmother passed away she grew up fast and was called a Jack of All Trades, she wasn’t afraid of hard work. She worked many different jobs to stay off welfare.
George Brown and another fisher woman were bidding against each other for her services of net mending, and George won with paying $5 an hour which was a lot back then. She worked at the school rolling 45 gallon drums of oil up a hill, at the bar in Port Essington “slinging beer” as she said and as a post mistress in Haysport. Before looking for work in Terrace, she use to work on a commercial fishing boat with her husband. In Terrace she worked at a chicken farm, potato farm, continued net mending and did beading, selling First Nations jewellery. She started at the House of Sim-oi-Ghets in 1974 and worked there till forced retirement in 2010 due to medical issues.
She made sure she could always provide for her young children and family after her husband passed away in 1974. We were fortunate to have Dr. Iyayi and hospital staff at Mills Memorial Hospital provide such dedicated care to her over the past 4 year, especially the last 7 months.
Victoria will always be remembered for her community involvement, for hosting dinners up to 600 people, as long as she had her cooks; Lori and Verna. She would also organize community fundraisers for the children’s Christmas and Halloween parties in Kitsumkalum. She was a lot of things to a lot of people, she always made sure her family was fed and made sure her pets would continue to have a roof over their head after she passed. She will forever be in our hearts and deeply missed.