Roberta Mary Elizabeth MacConnell
1936 - 2022
Roberta Mary Elizabeth MacConnell
Service Information
Service Time
Private Funeral Service
Service Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Burial Information
Burial Date
Private Interment
Burial Location
Watson Cemetery, 1997 East Prince Street, Salmon River
Requested Charity
Charity of Choice
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Roberta Mary Elizabeth MacConnell – 85, Truro, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, she was a daughter of the late Robert and May (Quinn) Devereaux.

Roberta is survived by her cherished family, her husband, Henry; daughter, April; son, Patrick and many precious friends she loved dearly. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Bill; four siblings who died in infancy.

Roberta lived her life with humour, integrity, generosity, kindness, openness and quietly worked hard to make her community a more compassionate place. In her lifetime she worked with many people in AA, taught English to children who moved to Truro from Vietnam so they could better understand in school, was a mother to all the neighbourhood children, was a foster mother, opened her home to many pets, was an avid gardener and was always working on creative projects to give as gifts to the people she loved.  Many remember her as one of the kindest people they have ever met.

Special thanks are extended to Dr. Robert Graham and the Palliative Care Unit at Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their exceptional care and concern.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a private funeral service will be held. Interment in Watson Cemetery, 1997 East Prince Street, Salmon River. Webcasting of the funeral service will be available at 1:55 p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2022, and will remain on this website for some time. In lieu of flowers, donations in Roberta’s memory to a charity of choice are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Roberta’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: 


Roberta Mary Elizabeth MacConnell