Harry Roberts was born in Kamloops, BC, the second of four children. The family moved to Saltspring Island and in 1939 war was declared and Harry joined the Canadian Scottish at the age of 16. He spent time in Nova Scotia and England before D-Day in June of 1944. He fought throughout the campaign in Europe being wounded twice and ending the war in hospital in Belgium. Upon his return to Canada he enrolled at UBC graduating with a degree in Commerce. A job with the Provincial Government led to a transfer to Cranbrook and many years of hiking, hunting and fishing. He was a passionate fly-fisher and could catch fish anywhere. He liked bears and enjoyed watching them and had several close encounters from which he emerged unscathed with humour intact. In the early seventies he acquired land near Bull River and built a house on his acreage. He spent many years there enjoying the scenery and superb wildlife viewing. His last years were spent in Cranbrook reading history, watching curling and enjoying his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Eunice, his four children, Val, Bev, Tom and Laurie along with 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
No service at Harry’s request. A family gathering will be held at a future date.