ROBERTS, Ilene Edna (nee Marsh) April 13, 1929 - October 2, 2016 Ilene passed away after a brief illness in Calgary, AB on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the age of 87 years. She began her nursing career in 1956 at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Rossland, BC, where she continued to November 1963. Her favourite leisure activities included skiing (Red Mountain), gardening (raspberries), sports car racing (as a navigator) and reading. After the death of her husband James in December of 1970, Ilene again returned to nursing. Ilene married Norman Roberts August 22, 1980 and continued to reside with him in Calgary (Dalhousie) until his death on October 20, 1999. Ilene was also predeceased by her father Robert Marsh (June 9, 1979), her mother Julia (May 12, 1994), and her sister Irene (January 6, 2006). She leaves her nephew Robert Barton (Debbie) of Waterdown, ON; two great-nieces and nephew; six great-great-nieces and nephews, all of Whitby, ON; and stepsons Bill Weeks (Dianne) and Norman W. Roberts of Vancouver, BC. A Memorial Service will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary, AB (across from Queen's Park Cemetery) on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 7V6 or the Calgary Humane Society, 4455 - 110 Ave S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7 are suggested. Support for animals was always a priority for Ilene. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca . FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM. Telephone: 403-297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.
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