Green, Romania “Romanie” Genevieve

August 31, 1927 – December 5, 2020
at the age of 93 years

With gratitude and thankfulness for a life well lived; the Lister/Green family announce the peaceful passing of our mother.
She was predeceased by her loving husbands, Wilfred Lister in 1955 and Norton Green in 1996.
Rum was the 4th of 10 children of Jules and Rose Borle, who farmed in Lunnford, Alberta.
Raising an active family of 6 was her love and joy, as well as enjoyment of grand and great grandchildren in later years. Community minded, she was active in the PTA, 4H clubs, and helping schedule and run Highridge hall for years. She instilled a love of music, dance, and the importance of social gatherings in her family. She was an avid gardener, loved to go for walks and enjoyed cards — cribbage in particular.
After moving to Salmon Arm in 1972 , she worked @ Shuswap Lake hospital in the dietary department (started in the kitchen , then did a night course while raising a family, and became an assistant dietician until she retired in 1990). She loved watching her kids in their pursuits of sports and drama.
She was an active member of the Holy Catholic Church throughout her life, helped with lunch for friends at the seniors’ centre, member of citizens on patrol, and belonged to the Salmon Arm legion where she organized crib night for years.
Many experienced Rum’s gracious hospitality and delicious cooking whenever occasions called for it. Her home was the axis for extended family in and out of town to meet. So much so that our neighbours called our home, “the Green hotel”.
Left to mourn are her beloved family – George and (Betty) Lister; Judith Ann and (Stuart) Kaasa; Linda and (Jerry) Pederson; Tamara and (Tam) Green/Crozier; Glynne and (Carol Ann) Green, and Shelley Green, 14 wonderful grandchildren,11 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, surviving sister Isabella and brother Jules and (Dorothy) Borle, and many other relatives and friends.
Thank you to the kind staff @ Bastion Place who helped her to complete her life with dignity.
Mom, wherever a beautiful soul has been, a lasting impression remains.


  1. I first met Rum in the early 70s through mutual friends, Fred and Sadie Rosenthal. Later I enjoyed working with her in the hospital kitchen, where her happy personality made her well liked. I always thought of Rum as a genuine lady, and I’ll miss our occasional greetings through the years.

  2. I was very saddened to hear of “Rum’s” passing. I worked with her at SLGH for years, as a matter of fact she trained me on a couple of different shifts. She had such a great sense of humour and we had some good laughs together with the other ladies of the dietary. Rum was kind enough to guide me through the rules and regulations of belonging to a union, and exactly what my rights were. You always knew where you stood with her and that made her a great co-worker. The last time we met she was having a hard time remembering me, but that’s okay because I remember her and I always will. Thinking of you and your families and I hope there is many smiles as you think of Rom.

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