Rosemary "Roby" Barrett
1940 - 2022
Rosemary "Roby" Barrett
Visitation Information
August 4, 2022
Visitation Time
2-4 & 6-8 PM
Visitation Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Service Information
Service Date
Friday, August 5, 2022
Service Time
11:00 AM
Service Location
Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro
Burial Information
Burial Date
August 5, 2022
Burial Location
Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro
Requested Charity
VON (Colchester East Hants), St. Vincent de Paul Society or Charity of Choice
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Rosemary "Roby" Barrett – 81, Truro passed away Monday, August 1, 2022, surrounded by family, at Debert Court. Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland to Daniel (D.J.) and Mary (Fitzgibbon) MacEachern, she grew up in North Sydney, Nova Scotia. Roby was a woman of strong faith, wisdom and selfless kindness. She came to Truro as a Normal College student where she met her husband and soulmate, Bob. They spent a short time in Creignish and then returned to Truro to raise their family and pursue her passion as a teacher.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. As a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Roby contributed to the lives of many through her involvement in Marriage Encounter, Religious Education, Women’s Days of Enrichment and many other parish activities. She was a proud CND Associate and truly lived the values of justice, love and compassion.

Roby and Bob spent many wonderful summers at Seafoam and Sunset Watch Campgrounds and loved to be surrounded by family and friends enjoying a barbeque and a campfire. She was often found at the beach nestled into a comfortable chair, reading a good book. She loved to garden and was proud of her beautiful gardens and flower pots.

Roby is survived by her children, Angie (Chris) MacIntyre, Robbie (Jenny) Barrett, Gina (Stephen) White, Michael Barrett; grandchildren, Daniel (Kathryn), Ryan (Lauren), Lauren, Hilary, Gregory (Kiley), Janelle (Simon), Noah; great grandchildren, Gabrielle, Arianna, Linken, Zephyerson, Claire, Jackson; siblings, Michael (Sylvia) MacEachern, Joe (Anne Marie) MacEachern, Peggy (Bill) McVicar, Robert MacEachern, Jerry MacEachern; sister-in-law, Kaye Porter. She will be fondly remembered by many special cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert "Bob"; infant son, Christopher; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Earlene Barrett; brother-in-law, Ron Porter.

The family would like to thank the caring team at Debert Court who have been so good to her these past few months. We are also grateful for the VON nurses and Dr. Neil Bower who provided tremendous care to our mother over a number of years and helped her to remain independent as long as possible.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Roby’s family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, August 5, 2022, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father Andrew Rembarczyk officiating. Interment will take place at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro, immediately following the service. A reception will be held in Campbell Hall.

If so desired, donations may be made in Roby’s memory to the VON (Colchester East Hants), St. Vincent de Paul Society or a charity of choice are welcomed.

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Rosemary "Roby" Barrett