Lori grew up and graduated grade 12 in Calgary. After marrying Doug Roberts who had a small seismic business, and living in Calgary for a short time, they built a house and moved to Doug’s family farm in Byemoor. There they raised their family of 3 boys, and one daughter, who at 17 was killed in a tragic car accident. Lori drove school bus, owned and operated a small grocery store in Byemoor, obtained her pesticide applicator license and assisted Doug in their custom seeding and spraying operation. She always felt compelled to be a part of the community and held executive positions in several non-profit organizations for Byemoor/Endiang communities, including heading the grant committee that was integral to supply the necessary funding for building a new Byemoor Hall.
In 2004, Doug and Lori left the farm and moved to Rochon Sands, and then to Stettler where she eventually gained “Office Manager”position for a local agricultural sales firm where she was employed. Now retired, she enjoys spending time with her family watching her 7 grandchildren grow up and escaping to Arizona and California for a few months in the winter with her husband Doug. She still wants to contribute in community and is presently treasurer of the church she attends.Lori’s mother, in the later stages of lung cancer, and mother-in-law in the last stages of pancreatic cancer,both spent time in hospices (in Calgary and Red Deer respectively). It was in these facilities that Lori witnessed such genuine care for her family, that she is now passionate about helping the Stettler Hospice Society to complete their vision of providing this same care in their own facility for the Stettler and area communities. She believes, “We need to bring as much love and care to those we love, in death, as we exhibited to them at birth.”