Michael (Mike) John Roberts
Obituary for Michael (Mike) John Roberts
It is with broken hearts we announce the death of Michael (Mike) John Roberts on May 26, 2020 at the Halifax Infirmary, following a brief illness. Mike had just turned 65 years of age.
Mike was retired from his role as Stores-man at DND in Victoria BC, where he lived for many years before returning to his birth place, Nova Scotia.
He was a very unique, kind and funny man who loved to torment and make everyone laugh - either with his jokes or break out dance moves (on the spur of the moment).
He was a dedicated and fierce Habs fan. If he could have lived long enough to see them win a Stanley Cup we think he would have been with us for many more years to come. One of his favorite songs was The Hockey Song by Stompin Tom Connors. He heard it the day before he passed and was doing his best to hum along. He also loved being serenaded with a few verses of Michael Row Your Boat Ashore which family and friends did frequently.
Mike enjoyed golfing and was a member at Airlanes Golf Club, golfing regularly with his harem of lovely ladies (who adored him). He liked nothing better than playing a round of golf and then snooping around the thrift stores looking for additions to his rather large bear collection. He was also known to enjoy an ice cream or two.
Mike was an avid traveller and went on many wonderful vacations and cruises, most recently to Mexico.
He was known to give friends nick names, not to be mentioned here, but you know who you are.
Mike enjoyed his role as Sport’s Officer at RCL Calais Branch 162 in Lower Sackville and fulfilled that role for the last several years. He also ran a very successful Saturday night cribbage league at the legion.
Mike played darts and cribbage weekly. He had a 28 hand earlier this year while playing in his regular Wednesday night games at Waverley Legion.
He also liked nothing better than going for drives in his PT Cruiser, most frequently to Lakeview Avenue in Middle Sackville. He would recount many stories of growing up there and always wanting to live there again.
Left to mourn is his devoted partner Brenda Kelly, children Melissa Elliot (Mike) both from Lower Sackville, Jonathan Roberts, Fernie BC, grandsons Jonathan Joseph Roberts, William Michael Elliott; mother Anna Roberts, brother Gordie Roberts, sister Cheryl Arsenault(Joseph),all from Lower Sackville; sister Tracey Bird (Peter), Victoria, BC and brother Gary Roberts(Christine Baker), Ontario, Sister in Law Karen Chamberlain Roberts, nephews Justin Arsenault, Joseph Arsenault, Kyle Roberts and Brandon Roberts. He is also survived by many friends coast to coast.
Mike was predeceased by wife Linda (nee Cook) father Gordon Roberts, brother Bruce Roberts and grandparents.
Dear sweet, funny Mike, you have left us much too soon. You will be forever missed, loved and never forgotten. We take comfort in knowing you were a very well liked and respected man by everyone who was fortunate enough to know you.
As Mike was an animal lover, donations in his name can be made to the SPCA, alternatively to RCL Calais Branch 162 in Lower Sackville. Due to Covid restrictions, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
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