- William James Arthur 'Doc' Roberts, MD, FRCPS, passed away peacefully at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine, on Saturday, February 11, 2017, after a short illness. Jim was predeceased by his father, Dr. James B. Roberts, and is deeply mourned by his wife, Edna (Churley); daughters, Felicity Roberts (Dave Hopley) of St. John's, Newfoundland, and Virginia Roberts (Bill Gibelli Jr.) of Atlanta, Georgia; his mother, Joan (nee Knowling) Roberts of St. John's; sister, Dr. Ann Roberts of St. John's; and brother, David Roberts of Brigus, Newfoundland, as well as other relatives and many friends in Canada and the United States.
Jim was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, in 1947. He graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland Medical School and practiced as a Cottage Hospital doctor in Old Perlican, Newfoundland, before training in anesthesiology and practicing in that field at Carbonear General Hospital. In 1994, Jim and his family moved to Dover-Foxcroft where he served as anesthesiologist at Mayo Regional Hospital until his retirement in 2006.
Jim will be remembered in Newfoundland and in Maine as a man with an active, inquiring mind who loved the outdoors, and who cherished a simple life with the pleasures of hunting, fishing, wood stoves, tents, and good friends and family with whom to share it all. He was a good man and a good friend.
Family and friends may visit at Lary Funeral Home in Dover-Foxcroft from 1 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Those who wish may donate in memory of Jim to The Atlantic Salmon Federation at either of the following addresses: P.O. Box 807, Calais, ME. 04619-0807, or P.O. Box 5200, St. Andrews, NB, Canada, E5B 3S8. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
Published on  February 15, 2017