Greta Roth

Obituary of Greta Roth

Greta Ann Roth (Cann) (August 23, 1933 – March 10, 2021)

Dwayne Wagner Roth (April 13, 1933 – March 21, 2021)

It is with heavy hearts that our family shares Mom’s passing on March 10, 2021 followed by Dad on March 21, 2021.  They both spent their last hours on the COVID19 unit at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton.

They were preceded in death by their parents Edith (Larson) and Jack Cann, Edith (Wagner) and Edward Roth; their daughter Jacque (Dean Langton); and their grandson Adam Roth.  They are also predeceased by Mom’s siblings Paul Cann (Joyce), Ellen Forbes (Ken), Joe Cann; and Dad’s sister Christine Culshaw.

Mom and Dad married in 1955 and settled in the Camrose area where they raised their five children.

They will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by their children Steven Roth (Melanie), Douglas Roth (Doris), Lynn Gerwing (Gene), Dean Langton, Ken Roth (Lynda Reynolds); their 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; along with many family members and friends.

Mom grew up in Brooks and graduated from nursing school at Archer Memorial Hospital in Lamont.  She was a proud member of the class of 1954.  Her classmates became lifelong friends and there were many reunions over the years.  Greta worked as a nurse in Camrose until her retirement.

Dad grew up and went to school in Ohaton.  He worked at the Camrose Ford Garage and then at Rosehaven.  Later, Dad went back to school to become an electrician with Harberg Electric. He attended NAIT at the same time as three of his children were in post-secondary studies. He worked as an electrician until his retirement.

On retirement they moved to an acreage near Miquelon Lake. They loved spending time with the family, working on home improvement projects, planting a large garden and raising horses. There were many happy times camping and travelling. Their sense of adventure led to many interesting trips: backpacking in Europe and riding their motorcycles into the United States. Their pioneering spirit led them to live in several communities in Alberta including Grande Cache and Coaldale, finally settling in Edmonton at Churchill Manor. In every place, they made new friends and found new adventures. Their faith was especially important to Mom and Dad and they attended church, no matter the denomination, wherever they lived.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff at the Grey Nuns Hospital on Unit 44 for their exemplary care and compassion.

Cremation has taken place. Due to COVID19 restrictions a memorial service will be held at a later time.

In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to the Covenant Foundation in support of Palliative Care at the Grey Nun’s Hospital.

 3C60 – 11111 Jasper avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. T5K 0L4   (780 342 8126)   www.covenantfoundation.ca

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