Roberta McLellan

Roberta McLellan

April 24th, 1928 July 12th, 2020

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Obituary for Roberta Lilian McLellan (Carlisle)

Born in Sturgis, SK, the third and last child of Arthur and Isabelle Carlisle, Roberta (Bobbie) McLellan made Medicine Hat, AB her home for over 70 years. She is mourned by her loving family, niece, Shelly (Jim) MacPhail of Medicine Hat and their family; Michael MacPhail (Shirley Walker) and his children, Jocelyn and Rylan; Jill (Justin) Boksteyn and their children Jaymes and Nixon, all of Medicine Hat; niece, Joanne Walton of Vancouver; nephew, Lyle (Lynette) Walton of Calgary; Donna Pottle and family of Ottawa, ON; nephew, Eric (Gail) Helgeson of Medicine Hat and their family, Dee (Jay) Ritchie and their children, Avery and Lochlan; Jay (Stacy) Helgeson and their children, Tyson, Jaxson and Madison; nephew, Dean (Naomi) Powell of Calgary and their children, Jacob and Nancy; niece, Louise (Paul) Sutherland and family; nephews, Chad (Kaziko) Gertzen and Aaron (Thalia) Gertzen and their families and their father, Doug Gertzen; “adopted” son, Rod Thurlow ( Janice Tidy) and “adopted daughter” Sandy Thomson. She is also survived by her late husband Gordon Vaughan’s family, Grant and Marylynn Vaughan of Medicine Hat and their two sons, Tyrell Vaughan and his children and Jeremy (Kitty) Vaughan. Roberta was predeceased by her husband, Bill McLellan (2000); their infant son, Robert William (1965)her second husband, Gordon Vaughan (2014); her parents; her sister, Joyce (Jo) Walton Kiesel; and her brother, Art (Ena) Carlisle. With so many good friends and an extended family whom she adored and who returned her affection tenfold, Roberta considered herself blessed. She especially wanted to thank Shelly and Jim MacPhail, and Eric and Gail Helgeson, for their unwavering love and support over the years. She will be deeply missed and always remembered for her unfailing kindness and generosity, delicious cooking and baking, stellar story-telling, and her self-deprecating sense of humour—Roberta could find the funny side of almost any situation. Her support will also be missed by local baseball and hockey teams – an avid fan through good times and bad; Roberta held seasons tickets to the Blue Jays, Mavericks and Cubs, as well as the Tigers dating back to their launch in 1970. A private graveside service will be held at HILLSIDE CEMETERY. Memorial gifts in Roberta's memory may be made to the Medicine Hat District Health Foundation, 666 5 St SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6 Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Roberta McLellan.

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    July 17th, 2020 |
    Hillside Cemetery
    Gershaw Dr SW & 10 Ave SW
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    July 17th, 2020
    Gary W. Goran
  • Interment

    Hillside Cemetery
    Address Not Available

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All my love to you, Donna sent flowers to the family of Roberta Lilian McLellan (Carlisle).
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All my love to you, Donna sent flowers to the family of Roberta Lilian McLellan (Carlisle).
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Wayne & Sandra Craven

Bobbie always seemed to have a smile on her face, even when the Medicine Hat Tigers were losing! She was a friend of my mother (Mary Craven) through earlier years. I last spoke to Bobbie at a Tiger game. Our sincere sympathy.
Wayne & Sandra Craven
Comment | Posted at 08:18pm via Condolence

Shelly MacPhail

Thank you for your kind words. Aunt Bobbie was for sure committed to supporting the Tigers, as well as the WBL, if she couldn’t be at a game in person, she would be found listening to the game on the radio! We will miss Aunt Bobbie terribly but know that she now rests in Peace with her loved ones that went before her. Shelly MacPhail
Posted at 12:29am

All my love to you, Donna

You are truly missed, specially your phone calls.
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All my love to you, Donna purchased flowers for the family of Roberta McLellan.
Comment | Posted at 10:34am via Floral Arrangements

Shelly MacPhail

The flowers are beautiful Donna, thanks very much. Love you couz.! 🤗💕
Posted at 12:40am

Dick and Linda Bide

We were heartbroken to hear that Aunt Bobby had passed away. We will miss her smiling face and her sense of humour.. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family.
Comment | Posted at 08:48am via Condolence

Shelly MacPhail

Thank you so much for your words of sympathy. We will for sure miss Aunt Bobbie for many, many reasons. To know that others loved her like we did is very comforting to all of us, her family.
Posted at 12:32am

Paul Sutherland

We were greatly saddened to hear of Aunt Bobbie leaving this earth on July 12. We loved her dearly and will really, really miss her genuine smile and her friendship.

Aunt Bobbie seemed to retain those great values she gained as a kid on the Alberta farm where she spent her earliest years. In addition to those values, Bobbie had a sophisticated and classy side that we very much appreciated. She was conscientious, kind, truly concerned about others and possessed a great sense of humour which seemed to be based on her very observant outlook on life.

We are so pleased and grateful that Bobbie remained sharp and “with it” right up until her passing away in the Medicine Hat hospital. She continued to drive her car right up until the end! That’s quite a feat for someone her age. She also was able to maintain a very independent lifestyle; something that all of us would wish to be able to achieve.

We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to her family and friends. We know that we are among many who are mourning her passing.

Wherever you are Bobbie, give ‘em a piece of your mind if they don’t treat you right!

Lou and Paul Sutherland and Family
Comment | Posted at 01:54pm via Condolence

Shelly MacPhail

Thanks so much Louise & Paul. She was a “mom” to so many of her nieces & nephews, we will forever miss her kindness, her caring & love as well as her sage advise. She was “one of a kind” and she was ours. 💕🤗💕
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