Donald Roberts – R.I.P

R.I.P. Donald Roberts

Don Roberts was born in Ellesmere Port in 1936. The youngest of seven, he met a Colwyn Bay girl, Florence Lee, and married in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church January 1960. They lived all their married life first in Colwyn Bay and then Rhos-on-Sea. They had 3 children, Susie, Lee and Julie who all went to St. Joseph’s school. Don had a close and devoted relationship to his children and a dearly beloved uncle to Claire who lived with us for many years. This highlighted the fact Don had a kind heart and strong sense of family. Don was the adored grandfather to Alexander and Genevieve.

Don left school at 13 and did an apprenticeship with a master butcher. He succeeded as a master butcher but went on to work in William’s glass, Colwyn Bay. He worked with family members who he actually really claimed as his won, particularly the three sons who he absolutely loved and his brother-in-law, young Harry who actually saved Don’s life.

Donald was a kind hearted, gentle man who was full of fun and had a ready smile and twinkle in his eye. He was an overall excellent man a fantastic husband, father, father-in-law grandfather and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Don was overheard telling a doctor whilst having blood taken to be careful he had blue blood and of course this was said in fun as he was a true Everton supporter.

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