Robson, Annette Marie

With great sadness we announce the passing of Annette, Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Annette was the 8th of 11 children (6 boys and 5 girls) born to Frank and Henriette Dooley of Grande Clairiere.  She was born at Mrs. Forbes nursing home in Hartney on December 31st, 1940.  She and her Mother rode home in Vital Bertholet’s Snow Plane, and she grew up with her 10 siblings on the Dooley Farm just east of Grande Clairiere and attended school at Grande Clairiere.

Annette was pre deceased by four brothers; John, Joe, Henry and Maurice, and four brothers in law; John Charles, Maurice Mahy, Leo Peloquin and Ray Bradshaw, and one sister in law, Joan Dooley.  Also her parents; Frank and Henriette, and her father and mother in law Jack and Beatrice Robson.  She is survived by two brothers; Ted and David, and four sisters; Irene, Marie, Cecile and Yvonne and sister in law Coreen Dooley, Dianna Dooley, Georgina Dooley, Darlene Dooley and Leona Bradshaw.  Annette is also survived by her husband, Jack, of 63 years and 10 months, their children Michael married to Denise Bauche and their children Johnathon, Heather and Wayne Nakonechny and their children Kenzie and Ava.  And our Daughter Sharon (Murray Kirkup) and her children, Kimberlee Jones and her daughter Esme, and Chris Bickerton and his children Wyatt and Cheyenne.

Annette and I met on a Saturday night in April, 1957 in Hartney, and we went to a movie at Mr. Arnason’s Theatre.  We dated until June of 1959 and were married on June 20th at Bethel United Church, followed by a reception and supper at Annette’s cousins farm, Lucy and Ron Ramsey.  We travelled to Clear Lake for our honeymoon, in the 1957 Chevy.  We took up residence in a small house in my parent’s farmyard.  Our son, Michael, joined our happy family on January 18th, 1960.  And our daughter, Sharon, arrived on August 22nd, 1961.  Our children spent many, happy hours, at Grandma’s house nearby.  We farmed alongside my parents until June, 1970, when Mom and Dad retired to Souris and Annette and I bought the farm.  When Michael and Denise married in July 1986, they moved into the farm house and Annette and I built a new house in Deleau, where we lived happily until Annette was hospitalized on April 14th and passed on April 25th in my arms and supported by the wonderful nurses in the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Unit.  Annette and I have both enjoyed travelling over the years, and have travelled coast to coast in Canada and the United States, spending several winters in Arizona.  We visited Hawaii three times, spent a month in Alaska, travelled to Churchill, and to Europe.  In 2020, just as the Covid was starting, we took a wonderful Caribbean Cruise on a brand new ship.  Annette’s funeral service was held from St Paul’s United Church, Souris on May 2nd with Tanis Podobni officiating.  She was laid to rest in the Souris – Glenwood Cemetery on a beautiful, sunny and warm afternoon.  Lunch and visitation followed, in the United Church Hall then supper at our house.

If friends so desire, donations in Annette’s memory, may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Unit c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, STARS Foundation, or a charity of your choice.


17 thoughts on “Robson, Annette Marie”

  1. We were saddened to hear this news of this special long time family friend and neighbor. Please accept our sincere condolences.

    Doug and Cathy Cowan

  2. Jack, Michael and family, Sharon and family.
    May peace and comfort find you at this difficult time. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship.

  3. Sending hugs to you and your family. I can’t make the funeral but I will be thinking of you all.

  4. Jack, Michael and family, Sharon and family.
    So sorry and saddened to hear of Annette’s passing. Our deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to you all at this time.
    Tony and Audrey

  5. Our community lost a great lady who always a smile on her face & will be missed by many. Thoughts to Jack, Michael & Sharon at this time.

  6. We send our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to Jack and all his family.
    Although we are separated by many miles, we have been close friends since meeting the two you in Alaska some 22 years ago. God Bless

    Reg and Gayle Kelowna BC

  7. We are sorry to hear of Annette’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Heaven will be a better place with her there. Don and Fran Dodds

  8. Uncle Jack, we are thinking of you at this time and sending prayers for comfort and peace that passes all understanding.

  9. We were so saddened to hear of Annette’s passing . Jack, Sharon, Mike & families we have you all in our thoughts & prayers.

  10. So sorry to hear of Annette’s passing. Sincere condolences to Jack and all the family.
    Reg and Shirley Olson (nee Jasper)

  11. We are sorry to hear of Annette’s passing. Annette was a beautiful soul, and our sympathy is extended to you, Jack and your family.

  12. We were so sorry to read of Annette’s passing and are sending our heartfelt condolences to you Jack and your family. Our connections go way back to the “haystack” days, where we always enjoyed our visits and shared meals. May your treasured memories of Annette be a source of comfort in the days ahead.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Our condolences to Jack and family on the passing of Annette. She will always be remembered as a regal lady. Bert Peaslee and family

  14. Sincere sympathy to the Robson Family. Cherish all your precious memories.

  15. Jack, Sharon and family,
    Michael and family –
    I will always have fond memories of Annette and your family from my time living in the Deleau community. She was a kind-hearted and hard working woman, and so proud of all of you.
    My sympathy to you.
    Pam Whitfield

  16. Jack and family, we are sorry to hear of Annette’s passing. Enjoyed our visits, she was always interested in what we were up to. She loved her family so much, especially her grandchildren!! She was so fortunate to have you guys to take care of her and let her stay home as long as she could. Take care, Cyril and Kate Druwe

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