Bobbie (ROBERTA) LOUISE GARNEAU
DECEMBER 20, 1938 – MARCH 6, 2015
Daughter, Sister, Friend to Many, Wife, Mother, Auntie and Grandma extraordinaire. Bobbie was shy, strong, content and Dad’s comedy sidekick and soul-mate for 55 years.
Raised in Edmonton in a loving family she became a talented singer and pianist and lover of all animals, especially horses and dogs. Bobbie and Leo migrated to BC in the early 60s. They enjoyed years of exploring, boating and RV journeys to the Arizona desert that total over 65 return trips. Mum held several jobs, including many years at Ivy Green Marina, where Dad brags she was the de facto Manager. Bobbie’s volunteerism never wavered throughout her life.
Mum loved popcorn, cold toast, reading in the sun and snapping her chewing gum. She was an avid family archivist and, now we know, a secret shoe shopper! Famous for her legs, fudge and single raised eyebrow – forever assigning comical voices to all creatures: she loved them all.
Easy going, grey-eyed and beautiful, we miss her profoundly.
No service at Mum’s very organized request. Plant a container of pansies or toast her at happy hour – she’d like that.
Leo, Dawn & Leslie