ROBERT, Elisabeth “Lis” (née Schmidt)
On Friday, December 19, 2014, in the presence of family, Lis Robert passed away peacefully at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton after complications from cancer and pneumonia. Lis had recently celebrated her 80th birthday in September.
Left to remember her Christian witness and cherish her memory is her beloved family: Georges, husband of 44 years, daughter Monique (Gordon) and son René.
Born to Danish parents on a farm west of Ponoka, Lis is survived by her five siblings: Ellen (Rodney), Nis (Eva), Erick, Ottie (Jørn) and Martin (Phyllis). She was predeceased by her father Nis and mother Wanda.
She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews: Kevin (Jenny), Darin (Nancy), Nis Jr. (Catherine), Mia (Kendall), Kelly, Maggie-Jane, Vaughn and Vanessa (Jared). Lis was also like a mother to Marie Fabiola (Danika, Orielle, Athaliah) and Robbie Ellis, and like a grandmother to the children of David and Nancy Dyck (Andrew, Samuel and Joel).
After completing her studies in education at the University of Alberta, Lis devoted many years of exemplary service as a teacher, librarian and administrator in Edmonton, Yellowknife and Swift Current. Her many friends and colleagues admired her organizational skills, her sparkling smile and genuine passion for her students. She was also known for her homemaking and hosting abilities along with her love for letter writing, music and travel.
A Celebration of Lis’ life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 2, 2015 at Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church, 11210 – 59 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.
In lieu of floral tributes, donations may be made in Lis’ memory to Gull Lake Baptist Camp or Grey Nuns Hospital, c/o Caritas Foundation.