It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Roberta Evelyn Saunders (nee Ecclestone), on October 19, 2019, in the Palliative Care Unit of the Trillium Health Partners - Credit Valley Hospital. Roberta was predeceased by her best friend and beloved husband of more than 65 years, David Thomas Saunders. It was 57 years ago that Dave and Roberta planted their Family roots under one of the largest Oak trees in Markland Woods, and never looked back. Roberta was a wonderful mother to David (Uta), Peter (Alice), and Tim (Robin); and Nana to 10 beautiful grand children: Chadwick (Brooke), Monica (David), Jonathan, Evan, Paige, Annie, Mitchell, Thomas, Matthew, and Cameron. A loving and proud Nana, she took exceptional pride in every one of them. Her most cherished times were spending days with the grandkids on Haliburton Lake at the family cottage. She watched over them as they played on the beach, building magnificent sand castles or frolicking in the water at all hours of the day and night. As a Family we enjoyed beautiful sunsets, great dinners and good discourse around the table until late into the night. She loved to listen to Neil Diamond, the Bee Gees and Rod Stewart and introduced the Grandkids to great genres of music with Big Band Saturday Night on Canoe FM. Roberta loved her time at St. Petes Beach and was an active member of the Kingsway/Islington Probus Club for over 15 years. She will be fondly remembered for her Roberta's Corner column in the Probus Newsletter where she wrote about favourite family recipes and her wonderful personal stories. Roberta loved October baseball and will be watching the World Series with Dad once again. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by those her life touched. The Family will hold a private service followed by a Celebration of Life at Bloordale United Church at a future date. For those who wish, donations may be made to Bloordale United Church in memory of Roberta. Online condolences may be made using this website.