Cecil William Keats Roebothan

July 4, 1930 to March 10, 2019

Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather on Sunday March 10th, 2019 at the age of 88 years.  Predeceased by his parents Ina (Keats) and Ernest Roebothan and sister Lorna (Heber)Walters.  Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 66 years, Annie (Hatcher); sons: Glen (Barbara), Dean (Ann) and Wayne (Michaela); grandchildren: Katie (Trevor), Julia (Blago), Stephen (Lesley), Mark (Aimee), Vanessa (Mike) and Paul; five great-grandchildren; sisters: Winnie (Gilbert Wells – deceased) Roebothan and June (Walter) Butler; brother-in-law Canon Reuben (Ruth) Hatcher.  Born and raised in Joe Batt’s Arm, he was an avid salmon fisherman, rabbit hunter and all-around outdoors man. But his true passion was spending time with family and friends. He was a proud Newfoundlander who enjoyed travelling the province, reading and telling stories about rural and outport Newfoundland and Labrador.  He dedicated his professional life to advance education for the benefit of all children for generations to come and was a strong advocate for the province’s non-denominational education system.

To quote a close friend “Cec was one of our most thoughtful and highly respected educational leaders.  Through his career, he believed in the importance of providing equal opportunity for all our children, whether they lived in the smallest community of the Province or the largest.  He left an indelible mark, touching and enriching the lives of so many people.   I was truly honoured to have worked closely with him and shall always miss his wisdom and his fellowship.”

Resting at Carnell’s funeral Home 329 Freshwater Road on Tuesday March 12th, from 2:00 to 9:00.  Funeral service to take place on Wednesday March 13th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, Westerland Road. Inurnment to follow at the Columbarium at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road.

Donations may be made to St. Augustine’s Anglican church or a charity of your choice. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.carnells.com.

 

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Visitations

2-9 p.m. on March 12, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

2:00pm, Wednesday March 13th

St. Augustine's Anglican Church, Westerland Road


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Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Glen.
I did not know him, but I wanted to at least give you my deepest sympathy.
God Bless you and your family in your hour of sorrow.
May He Rest in Peace and May God Love Him as much as you did.
Sincerely,
G.Franklyn Hiscock

The Roebothan family

I was saddened to hear of Cec’s passing. He was a level headed iconic Newfoundlander in the field of Education Administration in our Province for many years. As a colleague of his on the building side of the schools and University programs, it was always a pleasure to deal with someone like him who had a grasp of all issues.
Our deepest sympathy to you all,
Tom & Elizabeth Bursey

To Glen and family, our most sincere condolences and sympathy on the passing of your dad, grandfather and great grandfather. Our thoughts are with you at this time of sadness and reflection. Take care.

Samantha, Grace and Barry Mullett

Glen and Family:
Brad and I are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Brad and Karen Smith

Dean & Family,
So very sorry to hear of your Dads passing! It’s never easy when you lose a parent! Hold on to those great memories to help you through this very sad time!
Jean Cross

Dear Glenn and family,
I was so saddened this morning to learn of your father’s passing . He taught me many years ago at Memorial and I have never forgotten him. He was a was an excellent teacher and a wonderful man.I’m sorry I was too late in learning of his passing to attend the visitation but please know that I am thinking of you all in your loss.Gordie and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Eileen and Gordon MacNab

To the Roebothan family: I want to express my deepest sympathy to you on the passing of Cec, a great educator. He was also a great listener and support to me when he was Deputy Minister and I was a novice, fledgling administrator of a School Board on NL’s west coast. I will never forget that support. from Harold Stapleton

Dear Glean, Dean, Wayne and families,

So very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May you find peace in the memories of happier times spent together.

Keeping you all in our thoughts,
Bob and Bev Wight

Dean,

So very sorry to hear the news of your Dad’s passing. I’m sure the wonderful memories you have of him will remain in your heart forever. Those memories will,help,you through the tough times ahead.

With deepest sympathy,
Geralyn and Howie Hansford

Dear Mrs. Roebothan, Glen, Dean, Wayne and families,

So sorry to hear the news of Mr. Roebothan’s passing. As a neighbour growing up across the street from “Mr. and Mrs. R.,” I will always remember Mr. Roebathan’s kindness and warm sense of humour: a true gentleman through and though!

Wish I could be there in person, but sending warmest thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time.

God bless,

Glenn

Mrs. Roebothan, Glen, Dean, Wayne and families:

I was very sad to hear of Mr. Roebothan’s passing.

I last saw him at the hospital about a month ago when I was there with Mom (Dodi) for an appointment.

I remember him well from the times he visited our house for parties and his many fishing trips with Dad.

I hope that your good memories of him will help you cope during this sad time.

Sharing in your sadness,
Stephanie (Lawrence) Verge

Annie and family,

So very sorry to hear of Cec’s passing.

I have many fond memories of the times we all spent together at parties, church functions, etc., over the years. He will be missed.

May you find peace in the love of family and strength in the caring words of friends.

With deepest sympathy,
Dodi

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Glen, Barb & Family,
I’m sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Dear Annie & family:
I was saddened to hear of Cec’s passing. My wife and I treasured our little chats with you and Cec as we met on our usual summer walks around Kenny’s Pond. We will miss him. Sheila joins me in sending sincerest condolences to all the family.
John & Sheila Greene

To Glen and all the family of Mr. Roebothan,
My family woukd like to express our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family in the sudden passing of you dad. We are truly sorry for your loss. May his spirit fly high with the Angels. Remember the good times as they will help ease the pain of your loss. R.I.P

Glen & Family, Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your father.

Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. The loss of a parent is never easy.

Very sorry to hear of Mr. Roebothan’s passing. We have many pleasant memories especially at the cabin in Mount Carmel. He was a kind and gentle man and a great friend and colleague to my father John Acreman.
Condolences from all the Acremans.

Sorry to hear the passing of your father.Always remember the good times,the fun times & mostly the family times.Condolences to Glenn,Dean,Wayne,& especially to your Mother,

Aunt Annie, Glen, Dean, Wayne and families

Deeply saddened to here of Uncle Cec’s passing. I have such fond memories of the times spent visiting your home on Glasgow Place during university days and visits to the city – the wonderful and warm hospitality afforded and the lovely conversations about such a wide variety of topics, especially sports and education! Disappointed I’m unable to be there in person to share in the celebration of the wonderful life that Cec lived, but rest assured that I’ll be thinking of you all. Sending prayers that the love and support of each other and the cherished memories will assist you during this difficult time.

Love to all!

Geof

Dean, Ann and the Roebothan Families, my sincerest Condolances on the passing of your Dad. I pray that the love of Family and the caring of Friends help you all through this most difficult of times and that his memory will live long in your hearts and minds.

Dear Wayne and family,
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your dad. I was interested to learn of his advocacy for the non-denominational education system, as it was certainly a topic of discussion when we were in school. Thinking of you at this time. With sincere sympathy, Susan

Dean, Glen, Wayne and Families:

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May the memories you have shared and the love of family and friends help you through the challenging days ahead.

Mac & Jeanette Woodman

Aunt Annie, Glen & Barb, Dean & Ann, Wayne & Michaela, and extended family, sincere condolences as you journey through your loss. As you know, Uncle Cec was a favorite and I remember fondly the fun, the teasing and in later years, the chats about the Education System. Although Uncle Cec was long retired, his interest in and passion for education in Newfoundland shone in numerous conversations on topics such as, Board amalgamation and school size. His wisdom and knowledge, along with his wonderful disposition will be remembered and cherished always. Blessings to you all and I pray that you find comfort in your special and cherished memories. Love Lorna

Glen and family.

My condolences on the loss of your Dad..

Sylvia Nap

Dear Wayne and family,
Thinking of you during this sad time.
With sincere sympathy,
Jennifer Stender

Sincerest condolences to Mrs. Annie, Glen, Dean, Wayne and the entire Roebothan Family. Mr. Cec will be missed by so many people whose lives he touched with his kind considerate ways. May your memories help you through this sorrowful time and may Mr. Cec Rest In Peace. He is now a guardian angel for those he left behind.

Dear Grandma Annie, Glenn, Dean, Wayne and families: Rob and I read today with great sadness of Mr. Roebothan’s death. Meeting him first as a teenager in a home where all were welcome, I then came to know him as a Deputy Minister of knowledge and integrity, and finally as a treasured neighbour and grandfather on Glasgow Place. I last spoke with him while walking around Kent’s Pond. He seemed ageless. I will always picture his tall, rangy form striding over the landscape he loved. Our love to all, Janet Miller Pitt, Robert Pitt and family.

Dear Aunt Annie, Glenn, Dean, Wayne & families, we were saddened to hear of Uncle Cec’s death. We are sending our heartfelt condolences to the family. & we want you to know that we are thinking of you all with love & remembrance of Uncle Cec. God Bless. Love Lary, Janet & family.

Sincere condolences to the Roebothan families . Its never easy losing the ones we love ,may Gods warm embrace comfort you all in the coming days. God Bless.

To the Roebothan Family.My deepest sympathies of the sudden passing of Mr Roebothan. It’s been years but I have fond memories of the days when your Dad attended every baseball game that Glen and Dean played. Mr Roebothan , Mr Kent and Mr Facey were loyal supports of their sons teams. They sat together and cheered their boys on. Rest in Peace Sir. A fine gentlemen indeed!! Pat (Hoss) Cochrane and Family!!

Annie and family,
It was with the greatest of sadness we heard of the passing of Cec. a true gentleman in every sense of the word. His contribution to education will be remembered by all who worked with him and by those whose lives were positively affected through his leadership. He had a kind unassuming nature and was a man with a warm, gentle touch for everyone. He will be missed. May God’s love surround you and grant you peace.

So sorry for your loss.

Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, Glen. Our best to you and Barb and family. We didn’t know your dad well, but what we do remember is his support for your boys at the rink. Our thoughts are with you.

Fred and Joanne

June, Walter & the Roebothan families!
We are sorry to hear of Cecil’s passing! Our thoughts & prayers are with you & with your family at this sad time!

Wayne,
To you and your entire family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. From his friend’s statement in the announcement, it seems he was a very well respected man and certainly left his mark. You are in my thoughts,

To Annie and family, I was saddened to learn of Cec’s passing. In his quiet and thoughtful way he was a great influence on me during your time in Heart’s Content, something I have never forgotten. My deepest condolences on the loss of a great Newfoundlander.

Dean ,Ann and Family,
At this sad time , may you draw strength and comfort from knowing others are thinking of you and sharing your grief with you .
God Bless.
Maxine Wentzell .

Aunt Annie, Glen, Dean, Wayne, Aunt Winnie, Aunt June, and families. We are so sad to hear of Uncle Cec’s passing. As we reflect on his life we can’t help but to be impressed by the example he set for all of us. He was a role model, not only for his own children, but for all the ‘Roebothan’ children. We will forever remember him fondly and offer our sincerest condolences. Ren and Christine

To Mrs. Roebothan, Glen, Dean and Wayne and all your family. Our sincere sympathy goes out to you in your time of sorrow. As you loved him so you will miss him. Thinking of you all, Max and Phyllis Beckett

Annie, Glen, Dean and Wayne,

There will always be an ache in my heart because my big brother, Cecie, has joined Dad, Mom and Sister Lorna (Jessie) but I take great comfort in knowing that there is another bright new star in Heaven.

RIP my love!
Winnie.

Glen and Barbara and family – So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences at this sad time for you all. God Bless.
Vern and Elaine Abbott

Mrs Roebothan and family

Sincerest condolences. My association with Cec goes back to when he was a school supervisor in Hearts Content. As a District Superintendent i has a close association with him at the Department. He was very helpful and his word meant everything . You need not wait for it in writing. In more recent years I have memories of being with him and other educators for coffee on Topsail Road. thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Harry and Shirley Balsom

Glen

Very sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. Our condolences to you, Barb, and all the family.

Heidi and Dick

Dean,

We are sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Please except our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Blair, Carolyn, Stephanie and Gillian Davis

Aunt Annie, Glen & Barb, Dean & Ann, Wayne & Michaela and all your loved ones: we are very sorry to hear of Uncle Cec’s passing. I have been reflecting lots over the past couple of days of the memorable family gatherings and pleasant visits with Uncle Cec and Aunt Annie. Whenever I asked about the boys, one thing was always clearly evident, Uncle Cec was tremendously proud of his family. Cherish the memories. He will be missed. Roy and Marilyn

Annie and family, we are so sorry to hear of Cec’s passing. He was a lovely, kind person. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

Wayne, and all your family member,
Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, Our sincere condolences to you all. Thoughts and prayers to you all during this time. God Bless, Helen and Cyril Watton

Dear Annie, “the Boys” and their families, Winnie, June & Butler,
So sorry to learn of Cec’s death. He has left an indelible footprint and will be remember with respect and much love. Our sincere sympathy to you all. Hugs.
Eric and Fannie

Glen and Barb and Family , sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing , he living a long wonderful life of 88 years…we are unable to pass along our condolences personally as we are out of the province at this time…..our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your Family at this time…… Bob & Donna French

Glen and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father.

Thinking of you,

Keith, Shirlee and Kristopher LaCour

Glen and Barb and family,

Sorry to hear the news about your father. May you have comfort in knowing that you have family and friends who share your sorrow.

Dear Glen, Dean, Wayne & families,
Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My sincere condolences to you & the entire family. Your Dad was always great to talk to during my many visits to your home. Please remember me to your Mom & give her my best.

Dean, Glen, Wayne and families,

Condolences on the passing of your Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you celebrate the life of such a kind and gentle man

Hugs to all
Garry and Debbie Chaytor

Dean And Families.
So sorry to hear the passing of your Dad. My thoughts and Prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God Bless you all.

Dean and Families
Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Dad
Hugs
Selby and Dianne

To June, Walt and family
My thoughts and prayers are with you on the passing on one so dear to you. My sincere condolences to you and your family. In your sad moments may your happy memories bring you comfort and peace.

My deepest sympathies to the Roebothan family. He was my neighbor and I would often go and visit both him and his wife with two of his grandchildren, Katie and Julia Roebothan. My prayers are with you all.

To Winnie and all the family of Cecil. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. My sincere condolences to all.

So sorry to hear of Cec’s passing. Sincere condolences to the Roebothan family from Debbie, Glenys and Shirley daughters of Laura.

Annie And extended family of Cec.
So sorry to see that Cec has made his exit from the stage of life.
Always a pleasure to speak to him – he was easy going – engaged and in the moment.
In his day and generation he made a difference and many were impacted by his dedication and commitment to his career in education .
Above all that – he was a fine fella who had a long and productive life and will live on in the hearts and minds of his family and multitude of friends.
May his eternal rest be in peace.
Sincere condolences to all whom he was endeared.

Dear Annie, Glen, Dean, Wayne & families

My sincere condolences on your loss. Cec was a lovely man and I am sure you will miss him greatly bu he will live on in your hearts and those of his grandchildren. Love to all – Karen

Dear Annie, Glenn, Dean, Wayne and families.
We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your families. We remember Cec with great fondness. He always was delighted to see us as we were him and we will miss his smiling face. May he live on always in your precious memories of him.

Dear Annie and Family
Please accept our understanding of your very special sorrow, but we and thousands of others have lost a treasured colleague, friend and example. Those of us who lived our careers as teachers and civil servants know that he was the steady hand and guiding genius behind almost every good thing that happened in education over the past half century.

God Bless You,

Lorne and Rose

Dear Annie and Family
Please accept our understanding of your very special sorry, but we and thousands of others have lost a treasured colleague, friend and example. Those of us who lived our careers as teachers and civil servants know that he was the steady hand and guiding genius behind almost every good thing that happened in education over the past half century.

God Bless You,

Lorne and Rose

Dean, condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Dad. Thinking of you during this time.

Dear Annie & Family
Please accept my sincere condolences. I was shocked & sadden to hear of cec’s passing. I will always remember,”the three Ronnie’s”, as i called them setting on our deck. God Bless you all.
Jane Winsor

Aunt Annie, Glenn, Dean, Wayne and families,

Please accept my sincere condolences on Uncle Cec’s passing. I always admired and respected him, and enjoyed many chats with him over the years! And yes, the conversation always came around to ‘the education system’!! He was a true gentleman and a scholar. Fondly remembering him and sending all my love.
Donna

To Annie and all of family . It is with heavy hearts that we offer our condolences on the loss of cec. A true gentleman loved by all a real pleasure to have had him as our friend and Brentwood will not be the same without him so sorry we cannot say goodbye in person but we will be there in our thoughts goodbye dear friend we will miss you

June, Walt and Family

June we are very sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, Cecil. Over the years we have heard so many nice comments about him. It is always difficult to lose a sibling. We are thinking about you.

Marie & Bill, Clarenville.

We like to pass on our condolences, to Annie and all the Roebothan family. Cecil was a good friend of ours and we enjoyed many meals together, he always liked a good meal of any fish. Cecil was a gentleman in every was and will be sadly missed. RIP my friend.

Teresa and Charles Daley

Aunt Annie, Wayne, Dean, Glen and families. We are very saddened to hear of Uncle Cec’s passing. Today I remember very fondly, and with great gratitude, a truly remarkable man! Sending you our love and prayers. Robin and Bridget

To Annie, Glen, Dean, Wayne and famlies
We we very saddened to hear of the passing of one of the greatest men we have ever known Cecil Roebothan. We were neighbours for seven years on Glasgow Place and we enjoyed the kindness and friendship of the Roebothans. A lot of good memories, hold on to your memories and cherish them. Sorry we are away at this time we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Humphrey & Maggie