January 3, 1939 – June 30, 2021
Lillian Mow Jang Robertson, or “Gamma” to her family, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2021. She was born on January 3, 1939 in Hong Kong. Her father arrived a few years earlier in search of a better life and subsequently sent for his family to join him – wife “Ping Chan,” daughter Lillian, and son Vincent. Lillian’s eldest brother, Man Hing, chose to stay in China until he emigrated to Canada with his family’s assistance in the early 1970s.
Once established on the West Coast, Lillian met the love of her life, Ervin Robertson, and they soon married.
Following many years of travel together, “Poppa” famously told “Gamma” he would move her one last time to any house, anywhere she wanted, and if she couldn’t find that dream home, he would build it for her. She immediately said, “Point Roberts,” a small town she felt a connection with, and the one place that could provide her with the best of both the U.S. and Canada.
Being a small town, Gamma’s dream house did not exist, and true to his word, Poppa built the very home both he and Gamma would use as a sanctuary for the rest of their lives. Poppa passed away first, and she never forgave him, but they are reunited at last in heaven.
That family home built on love will continue to be a haven for many more happy days as Gamma is survived by her daughter (Lydia), her grandchildren (Kristian and Courtney), their spouses (Christine and Lyz), and her only great-grandson (Sean), who was only born two months before her passing, so she never got to hold or hug him in person.
And there are so many more lives she touched and people she loved who will remember her also.