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Roberta Austin Sypher

Roberta Austin Sypher

Female 1913 - 2012  (98 years)

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  • Name Roberta Austin Sypher 
    Born 8 Jun 1913  Newcastle Creek, Canning Parish, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Religion Baptist  [3
    Died 7 Jan 2012  Newcastle Creek, Canning Parish, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Roberta Austin Wasson
      1913-2012
      WASSON, ROBERTA AUSTIN - Roberta Wasson, 98, passed away peacefully January 7 at her home in Newcastle Creek, NB.

      Roberta was born on June 8, 1913 in Newcastle Creek the daughter of Lola and Garnet Sypher, sister of Lorna Fulton (Russell), Glenna Chapman (Dana) and brother Russell Sypher. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.

      Roberta loved the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, carving, feeding birds, taming squirrels, calling loons, watching wildlife and Herald Hunter’s cows. She was always on the go, piloting her small fishing boat, driving her car through the woods and on the back roads to nowhere. The family cottage at Douglas Harbour on Grand Lake, her favorite place on earth, was Roberta's nature school for her children, their cousins, grandchildren and young friends who spent joyful creative summers in that beautiful setting with this special lady. She would often happily create a feast on the beach over an open fire for family and then join them all for stories around an evening campfire. Her devotion to family, her quiet curiosity, caring and kindness were the cornerstones of her long life and those that will endure in the memories of all who shared that life with her.

      Throughout their lives together, Roberta was a partner in both coal mining and road building businesses with her husband, Aubrey (1915-1976). They enjoyed time spent with employees and contacts from all walks of life. They formed many lasting friendships through their businesses and in their travels. She was a founding member of the Minto chapter of the Eastern Star. She faced her Alzheimer diagnosis with the same grace, courage, strength, dignity, determination, hope, that has inspired her children, their children and her great grandchildren all of whom she loved unconditionally and who in turn consider her to be hugely influential, the Ultimate Grandmother they were so lucky to have in their lives. Her quiet patience, thoughtfulness for others, independence and, above all, her love will endure in the hearts of family and friends forever.

      She is survived by her son, Orland Wasson (Brenda) Pennsylvania, and daughter, Wilma Ross (Barrie), Nova Scotia. Grandchildren Todd Wasson, FL, Tanya Omatick, PA and Kate Ross, NS. Great Grandchildren Danielle and Matthew Wasson (FL) Austin and Logan Omatick, PA. Nieces Myrna White (Dave), and Verley Bridges. Nephews Butch Chapman (Nancy), Garnet Sypher (Joan), Wayne Fulton preceded her in death in 2010. Special thanks to Stephanie Gaudette, Inez McMann, Sheila Thorne, The Briggs, Calabrese, Colpitts, Glenns, Wassons and our Douglas Harbour “family”. And finally, thank you to the amazing care givers and their husbands: Gail Barton, Marlene Sullivan, Brenda Chase and the Extra-Mural nurses for their care, kindness, compassion and friendship. No visitation or service is scheduled at this time, a service will be scheduled an announced in the spring.

      www.hoggfunerals.ca Fredericton Daily Gleaner, 2012-01-10

      http://www.hoggfunerals.ca/obituaries/67752
      The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, NB
      2012-01-10
    Person ID I2568  Reed
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 

    Father Garnet Vernon Sypher,   b. 13 Sep 1882, Newcastle Creek, Canning Parish, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1980, Newcastle Creek, Canning Parish, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Mother Lola Ella Chapman,   b. 5 Apr 1884, Newcastle Creek, Canning Parish, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1968, Newcastle Creek, Canning Parish, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1909  Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • MR lists name as Lola Etta Chapman
    Documents
    Garnet Sypher and Lola Chapman
    Garnet Sypher and Lola Chapman
    marriage record
    Family ID F1626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aubrey Wetmore Wasson,   b. 18 Jan 1915, Jemseg, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1931  Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Documents
    Aubrey Wasson and Roberta Sypher
    Aubrey Wasson and Roberta Sypher
    marriage record
    Family ID F1643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jun 1913 - Newcastle Creek, Canning Parish, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Nov 1931 - Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Jan 2012 - Newcastle Creek, Canning Parish, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Roberta Austin Sypher
    Roberta Austin Sypher
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    Documents
    Roberta Austin Sypher
    Roberta Austin Sypher
    birth record

  • Sources 
    1. [S922] St. John Telegraph-Journal / Fredericton Daiy Gleaner obituary.

    2. [S638] Index to Late Registration of Births, New Brunswick Provincial Archives, Code 1913--803034-Microfilm F23907.

    3. [S641] Index to New Brunswick Marriages, New Brunswick Provincial Archives, Number 3467-Code B4/1931-Microfilm F19753.

    4. [S641] Index to New Brunswick Marriages, New Brunswick Provincial Archives, Number 3138-Code B4/1909-Microfilm F15936.