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Winnifred 'Winnie' Roberts


Winnifred 'Winnie' Roberts
Winnifred 'Winnie' Roberts

Canso, N.S. – Roberts, Winnifred (Winnie)

Loving life is what Winnie did every day!  Winnie’s work on earth is complete. She has left to meet up with her friends and family that have taken the journey before her.  Winnie is continuing to hug, sing, laugh, dance, walk, hike trails, bake and tell stories about her life and the life of her family.  Winnie passed after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her family.

She was proud of her family and they want her to know how proud they are to have belonged to her family. They enjoyed her weekly "Stew Day". She embraced the values of love and gave unselfishly to others and the community.

Winnie was born on March 26, 1932 in Halfway Cove, Guysborough County to Annie Louise (Dort) and Leonard Vincent MacKinnon.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harold "Francis" Roberts.  She leaves behind her children, Harold (Karen), Eric (Susan) and Susan (Brian) O’Handley all of Canso; Paul (Marthe) of Lower Sackville and Brenda (Terry) Standing, of Hammonds Plains.  Grandchildren, Devin, Jennifer, Janna, Adam, Tyler, Erika, Danielle & Julia. Great-Grandchildren, Madison, Mya, Maria, Oliver, Cole, Rory, Peyton, Jaxson, Eloise, Violet and Aurora, who were her pride and joy and her reason for living such a vibrant and active life.  Winnie was predeceased by her siblings, Kenny, Pearl, Vidie and Leo.  She leaves behind her younger brother, Brent MacKinnon, (Truro) and sisters, Sheila Lawrence (Canso) and Elaine Bushell (Canso) she loved them like her own children. We all have amazing memories to treasure about her for the rest of our lives.  We have been blessed!

A long-time volunteer at All Saints Church, the Canso Seaside Manor and the Palliative Care Program of Eastern Memorial Hospital, Winnie gave happily to her community and was proud to say she was from Canso. In light of her love for these organizations donations may be made to those charities, or the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.  Winnie will be waked from 6-9pm on Friday August 11, 2017 at All Saints Church, Canso, followed by a celebration of her life the next day at 11am. Arrangements are under the care of the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Canso. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at:


The world has lost a kind, loving and compassionate woman and Heaven has gained a very special angel.

Service Date
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Service Time
11 a.m.
Service Location
All Saints Anglican Church, Canso

Friday, August 11, 2017
Visitation Time
6-9 p.m.
Visitation Location
All Saints Anglican Church, Canso

Requested Charity
Canso Seaside Manor, Eastern Memorial Hospital Palliative Care or charity of choice