Bahai News - Passing of Mrs. Audry Roberts Web Posted on Sunday, 27 August 2000 01:51 EST

The Passing of Audrey Robarts

Audrey Robarts and her husband John Robarts,
Hand of the Cause of God, at the dedication of
the Yukon Bahá'í Institute, 1983

Canada, Quebec – Word was received on Wednesday of the passing of Mrs. Audrey Robarts, Knight of Bahá'u’lláh* to Bechuanaland [now Botswana] and wife of late Hand of the Cause of God John Robarts. Mrs. Robarts died on August 22nd in Rawdon, Quebec. She was 95 years of age.

Tributes have been paid to her by the National Spiritual Assemblies of both Canada and South Africa, and she is described at the Web site of The Bahá'í Native Circle of Ontario as “one of Canada’s most treasured souls.” The notice goes on to say that she “had a great love for the peoples of Africa and spent many years there.”

There is more information about Mrs. Robarts and her family at the Web site of The Bahá'í Native Circle of Ontario at

*Knight of Bahá'u’lláh: the first Bahá'í ever to settle and live in a country.

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