Margaret Robar
Margaret Robar
Margaret Robar

Obituary of Margaret Edna Robar

ROBAR, Margaret Edna (MacDonald/MacGillivary) – Age 95, of Bridgewater, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Ridgewood Assisted Living. Born February 7, 1926, she was a daughter of the late John and Effie (MacDougall) MacDonald, formerly of Gabarus, Cape Breton. Following the Second World War, she married John S. MacGillivary and lived most of her life in Gabarus; until his passing in 1971.

Margaret was an active member of the United Church of Canada. She served as an elder, enjoyed the UCW, taught Sunday School and supervised the church youth group. In 1986 she moved to Dartmouth, married Allan B. Robar and lived there until Allan’s passing in 2005. She then moved to Sydney. In 2014 she moved to Bridgewater and resided at Ridgewood Assisted Living.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Eleanor Winsor, Port Hawkesbury; Sandra (Kevin) Weaver, Bridgewater; grandchildren, Darlene Sutherland (Peter Cullip), Eric (Karen) Winsor, Rhonda Winsor (Adam Farrell), Brian Winsor (Samantha Knorr), Andrea Weaver (Mike Fenton), Janet (Peter) MacLean, Nicole MacGillivary (Chris MacKinnon), Mark MacGillivary (Monique Ford); great-grandchildren, Riley Winsor, Maggie (Garrette Vanderslyk) Sutherland, Matt Fenton, Zander MacLean, Isla MacLean, Auston Winsor, Myles MacGillivary and Macy MacGillivary; many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.

Besides her two husbands, Margaret is predeceased by her son, Robert MacGillivary; son-in-law, Eric Winsor; brothers, James and Woodbury; three sisters, Lillian MacDonald, Hilda MacDonald and Laura McLennan.

Burial will be held in Cape Breton at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Mental Health Association or the Gabarus Cemetery, Cape Breton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, 35 York Street, Bridgewater, where on-line condolences may be made by visiting

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