Barbara Robbins

Barbara Robbins

Tuesday, February 9th, 1926 - Monday, January 20th, 2020
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Barbara Macvey (Foster) Robbins, age 93, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2020.
Barbara was born on February 9, 1926 in Montreal to the late A. Douglas and Mary (Adams) Foster. The family later returned to their native New Brunswick where Barbara graduated from high school prior to attending Acadia University. In addition to earning a BSc in Home Economics she met Charles Robbins and they were married on August 27, 1947.While Barbara ‘s priority was raising her family she also completed her studies to become ma registered dietician after which she was hired as the first registered dietician at Yarmouth Hospital. She held this position for several years as well as teaching Nutrition at the School of Nursing.Her second career was as a Home Economics teacher at the Yarmouth Junior High School. Barbara was also active in various Yarmouth organizations such as IODE, the Ladies Auxiliary of the YMCA and the Rotary Club of Yarmouth Easter Seals Clinic. In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Charles Robbins and her sister Alta (Foster) Bowen.Barbara is survived by her son David (Meredith) Ottawa and daughter Anne (Blair MacDonald) Yarmouth, as well as grandchildren Daryl Ottawa, Erin (Chris) Toronto and Chris Yarmouth. At her request there will be no visitation or funeral. Interment will be in Mountain Cemetery at a later date. The family wishes to thank Dr David Webster, VON nursing staff and special thanks to Joy and the staff of Yarmouth Heights for their care and compassion. Donations in memory may be made to the VON-Tri County Branch or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to or you may sign the guestbook online at
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Eileen Coady

Posted at 05:27pm
Dear Anne, Blair and Christopher,
Our condolences on the loss of your dear Mother - a long life, well lived.
Barbara was a wonderful support when I first came to Yarmouth as a young teacher and she offered much friendly encouragement. I so appreciated her kindness.

Sincerely, Eileen Coady and Wayne Robicheau

Alice Murphy

Posted at 04:13pm
Dear Anne, Blair and Christopher,
I was so surprised to read that your Mom had passed away. I ‘be see you for a while, so I didn’t know that she was sick.
I am so sorry for your loss, and please know that I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers❤️
May God Bless you and your family, as you mourn, remember and heal.
Love & Prayers, Alice❤️

Barb Smith

Posted at 03:43pm
Sympathy to the family...she had a good long life.

Arlene Hubbard

Posted at 05:22pm
Our condolences and sympathies to the family. She was such a kind and beautiful person. We are so sorry for your loss , she will be missed. Arlene Hubbard

Linda Swaine

Posted at 02:59pm
I was a student of Mrs Robbins while a nursing student at Yarmouth Regional Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1970. My sincere condolences to all her family.

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