Roberta Ketch

Roberta Ketch

With great sadness we announce the passing of Berta Ketch, surrounded by her family, on March 13, 2016 at Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Steve; daughters Sarah and Whitney; father David Robson; siblings Bonnie, Heather and Dave; numerous family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, bingo and animals but most of all spending time with family and friends.

Berta lived life to the fullest. You always knew when Berta was in the room because of her laughter. She would energize the room! At Berta’s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Berta’s memory to the Canadian Liver Foundation or the Cowichan Valley SPCA. Special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff of CDH for their love and care, your kindness will not be forgotten. Condolences may be shared online at

God saw you getting tired

And a cure was not to be

So He put His arms around you

And whispered ‘Come with Me.’

With tearful eyes

We watched you suffer

And saw you fade away

Although we loved you dearly

We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating

Hard working hands at rest

God broke our hearts to prove

He only takes the best.

It’s lonesome here without you

We miss you more each day

Life doesn’t seem the same

Since you’ve gone away.

When days are sad and lonely

And everything goes wrong

We seem to hear you whisper

‘Cheer up and carry on.’

Each time we see your picture

You seem to smile and say

‘Don’t cry, I’m in God’s keeping

We’ll meet again someday.’

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