Mary Helen (Robbie) Moore passed away peacefully at the Bentley Care Centre on July 15, 2018. Born Mary Helen Robson in Medicine Hat on September 16, 1926, she grew up in Craigmyle moving to Alix to finish high school. She moved to Edmonton to attend nursing school at the University of Alberta graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1948. Mom was very proud of being a nurse and attended her class reunions every five years for as long as she could. In 1952 she married Dick Moore and moved to Bentley. Robbie was an active member of the Bentley community and supported many initiatives that enhanced the community including rebuilding of the High School and building of a new Community Hall. She was also instrumental in starting the Farmer’s Market and baked pies for many years as part of the “Over the Hill Gang”.
Robbie and Dick enjoyed raising their family up in “Mortgage Heights” staying in the same house for 53 years. Delicious home-cooked meals were the norm and friends were always welcome to join us. The neighbourhood kids established friendships that have endured to this day. Dick and Robbie’s involvement in the Charolais business provided many years of enjoyment and life-long friends. They were very proud of their grandchildren who gave them such joy in their later years.
Robbie was pre-deceased by her husband Dick and her sister Jean Rogers. She is survived by her children Doug (Donna), Janis (Larry Schmidek), Betty Jo (Michael Pellicci) and Dawn (Greg Pecharsky); her grandchildren Dani (Eric Speers), Jenna, Mark, Lauren, Evan, Nicole and Eric and her first great-granddaughter Sophie Brooke Speers born July 12, 2018. In keeping with Robbie’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. A private family inurnment service will be held at a later date.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Bentley Care Centre - Recreation Therapy Department. The family would like to thank all of the staff at the Bentley Care Centre for taking such good care of Mom for the last few years.