Roberta Swinimer

Roberta Ruth Swinimer

Tuesday, May 30th, 1933 - Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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SWINIMER, Roberta Ruth – age 85 of Argyle, Yarmouth County and later of New Beginnings, Yarmouth, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2019, at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Argyle on May 30, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Ryland and Beulah Roberts, sister to Iva Beauprie, London, Ontario, and the late Myron and Bessie Roberts. Married to the late Scott Swinimer for nearly 50 years, she was active in the local Baptist churches, Women's Institute, Argyle Historical Society, bowling, square dancing, and loved to spend her summers at the family camp. She worked for many years in the insurance field and earned her Nova Scotia General Insurance licence. In her later years she enjoyed family visits, reading, jigsaw puzzles, sudoku, and talking to her beloved cat Charlie. She is survived by sons Karl (Sandra), Brazil, and Sidney (Julie), Tweed, Ontario; daughters Susan (Josef) Hubbard, Eel Brook, Hope (the late Reid Patterson) Swinimer, Seaforth; grandchildren George, Shauna, Heather, Leigh, Sara, April and Ali; great-grandchildren Nikolai, Edward, Emma, Thomas, Jake, Nathan and Teaghan. As per Roberta’s wishes, she has been cremated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. Visitation with the family will take place on Monday, March 25, from 7 – 9 PM at Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Yarmouth. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, March 26, at the Argyle Historical Church (warm clothing advised). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guestbook on-line at:
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  • Visitation

    Monday, March 25th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Monday, March 25th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sweeny's Funeral Home Chapel
    567 Main Street
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  • Service

    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Argyle Historic Church
    19 Argyle Head Rd
    ARGYLE, NS B0W 1W0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Raymond Pitcher


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Cheryl Madden

Posted at 06:17pm
To Susan and family, we wish to offer our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days ahead.
Cheryl and Eddie

Joyce Burton

Posted at 06:18pm
Susan and family, So sorry for the loss of your Mother, she will certainly be missed by all of you. A mother seems to keep the family together, mothers are special people. Love Joyce & Kent

Dianne Crowell

Posted at 02:08pm
My memories of Roberta come from my childhood and my early adult life in Argyle. She was one of group of women to be reckoned with if change was needed and quietly supported if the time called for it. Roberta, Willeta, Vera, Lillian, Elsie, Tressie, Maxene, Dorothy, Judy, Gloria and many more were all active members of our small community, especially through their work in the Women's Institute. Far from being just a social meeting once a month, it was an opportunity to educate and challenge and often direct political decisions. There were the occasional battles over onions in the potato salad at a community event, but the support, love and respect amoung these powerful women served as one of my most important life lessons and all were roll models to me. I am privileged to have worked with them and remember each of them clearly and dearly. Blessings to Roberta's family.

Gary W. Surette

Posted at 12:27pm
Our sincere condolences to the family.
Darlene & Gary Surette

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