James (Jim) Frederick Roberts

January 11, 1935 to January 3, 2021


Passed away with his loving family at his side eight days before his 86th birthday. Predeceased by his parents William and Gertrude Roberts, brother Bill, sisters Joan Clark and Carol Wilkins. Leaving to mourn with precious memories his devoted wife and best friend of 64 years Jessie; two daughters Deanne (Jack Cole), Beverley (Geoff Rowe); five grandchildren Robert (Shirley), Chris (Stephanie) and Jennifer Rowe; Michael and Alexander Cole; two great-grandchildren James Rowe and Ryland Rowe. Also sisters Doreen (Ron Martin), Linda (Melvin Earle); brothers-in-law Fraser Clark and Dom Wilkins; sisters-in-law Margaret Peckham and Margaret Cox; as well as many other family, friends, and former co-workers from Bell Aliant and Pioneers. We wish to express sincere gratitude to the staff and doctors of Pleasantview Towers 1 South East and 3 South West for their compassion and love for Jim – they are all angels; also thank you to Rev. Pilling for his visits. Cremation has taken place; due to Covid-19 restrictions, visitation and service will be held at a later date when family and friends can attend. Donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of one’s choice.

“You’ll always live within our hearts. Our memories will keep you near. We’ll always remember and never forget the one we loved so dear.”



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I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He will be missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jessie and family.
Thinking of you at this time. Our condolences on the passing of Jim. Happy memories of the time with the Aliant Pioneers.
Andy and Hilary Vavasour

Jessie and family we would like to send you and your family our sincere sympathy for your loss.you were a devote.d and caring wife to the end. .your good memories will help you during this time. June and max

Jessie, Bev and Deanne,
Sending you our deepest sympathy at this sad time. He was a kind and gentle man. Remembering all the times we spent on Bonaventure Ave. with you all.
Hoping your wonderful memories will help you through the weeks ahead. He will remain in your hearts forever ♥
Love, Debbie (Attwood) and Tony

To Jessie and family. So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Sending sincere condolences. Fern and Ed Lutz

Bev, Geoff and Family,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Be assured our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Jeff & Elizabeth

Dear Jessie…We are thinking of you at this very sad time.
Our deepest sympathy. Sincerely

Kay & Llew Norman

Jessie & family, please accept our sincere condolences on Jim’s passing..

Jessie, so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Please accept our most sincere condolences.
Anna & Herb Ebsary

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Jessie and Family,

We were so saddened to learn of Jim’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences at this most difficult time.

Jessie and Family,
So very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Please know I’m thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Ed Branton


Sorry to read about Jim!s death. He was a real gentleman. I enjoyed bowling on his team.

Dolores Walsh

Jessie and Family

So sorry to hear of Jim passing.

Sincere Condolences

Bev, Geoff & Family,

So very sorry to hear about your loss. Your dad was always so sweet when we were teenagers hanging out at your house. A true gentleman.

Sincere condolences to you, Deanne and your Mom.

Jessie & Family,

Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.

Sincere Condolences,

Clyde & Joyce West

Jessie we have lost another gentleman. Our thoughts are with you.
David and Linda Boone

Jessie & family so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Know I am thinking of you during the difficult days ahead.

To Jessie and family, Saddened to hear of Jim’s passing.
Please4 accept my sincere condolences.

Wayne Suley

Bev, we are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
Please know we are thinking about you and your family. It is such a difficult time.
David and Claudine

I am sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My sincere sympathy.

Mrs. Roberts, Deanne and Beverley,
So sorry to hear of Mr. Robert’s passing. I remember him from many years ago when we lived on Bonaventure Ave. I use to babysit the girls in the summer, when Mrs. Roberts worked in Churchill Square. Hoping wonderful memories help you through this sad time. Heather (Baker) Saunders

Jessie, Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. – such a lovely gentleman. I know you have an abundance of beautiful memories from your wonderful life together. Take care.

Mrs. Roberts, Deanne, Jack, Beverley, Geoff and families;
We are thinking of you all as you deal with the passing of Mr. Roberts. May all of your happy memories and the knowledge that he is free from his illness and discomfort give you peace and brighten your sad times.
Take care
Gary, Diane and family

Jessie & Family. Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. |We have wonderful memories of working with him at CNT/TNT and socializing with you both. I am sure he will be missed by all of you and may he rest in peace.
Dan & Mary Turner

Jessie and family,,
We are so sorry to hear that Jim has passed away. We hope that the happy memories of a long life together will comfort you in the days ahead. He was a lovely gentleman who loved his girl.
Take care, and keep safe

Rest well Jim. We worked at Terra Nova Tel together in Gander. Jim always had a smile and was a lovely man to work with. May he rest in blessed peace. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family. The world has lost a beautiful man however Heaven has gained a beautiful angel…🙏🙏

So sorry to hear of your dads passing Bev. It’s never easy to have a love one pass but covid has made it so much harder. Just know that we are thinking of you and the family during this time of sorrow and sending our sincere sympathy..
Joy & Ken

Jessie and family
I was saddened to hear of Jim’s passing….I fondly remember his smile and gentle demeanour. May you find comfort in your memories of your life together…sending prayers and hugs to you at this difficult time.

Dear Jessie and Family,
We were saddened to learn of Jim’s passing. Hopefully all the cherished memories you have of him will help you through this difficult time. We send our sincere condolences.
Noreen and Martin Flynn
Topsail Pond

Jessie and family, sorry for your trouble but your loved one Is at peace now. Keep your fond memories close as you face the days ahead. RIP Jim.

Linda and Melvin. Wilf and I send our sincere condolenses on the passing of your brother, be assured he is at peace and in a better home.God bless.

Dear Jessie and Family.’
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I remember Jim from the church, A gentle kind man who always helped us when and wherever he could. Now he is your Guardian Angel. I will be thinking of you in the days ahead. Blessings to you all Ethel Frampton.

Melvin and Linda it is difficult at any time to lose family member but not being able to celebrate his life due to this pandemic is most frustrating nut memories are etched in our hearts that are long lasting. Enjoy your best memories.

Jessie & Family, please accept my sincere condolences on Jim’s passing…. he is now a peace.
Take care ….

Jessie and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was so happy to be around you, Jessie. You were always there for him. It was beautiful to see. He is at peace now. God rest his soul. Greta

To: Jessie and Family

I had the privilege of being married to Jim’s sister Carol until she passed and many times we visited with Jim and Jessie. We visited together more often when they lived in Gander and we in Grand Falls-Windsor. We also enjoyed a great visit with them in Winker, Manitoba and when we came home to St. John’s. I appreciated Jim’s quiet and gentle spirit and his dry sense of humor. I will always hold fond memories of my brother-in-law.
Jessie, hold on to the many memories. We will meet Jim again at the coming of our Lord.
My wife Martha as well as Craig and Susan give you our condolences and assure you of our prayers.

From: Dom Wilkins, Winnipeg, Manitoba

I was privileged to have known Jim for many years, a real gentle man as well as a gentleman. Rest in peace Jim.

Jessie and Family,
Condolences to you and your family on the passing of Jim.
He was such a dedicated member of the Newfoundland Cardiac Rehabilitation Association for so many years., until he could not attend.
May he Rest In Peace.
Barb and all members of the Newfoundland Cardiac Rehabilitation Association.