MacRoberts, Thomas Marshall “Tommy” – It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas Marshall MacRoberts, age 81 of Lake Echo, announces his passing on September 6, 2018, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Head Chezzetcook, he was a son of the late William and Emile (Bonang) MacRoberts.
Tommy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Norma (Crooks); daughter, Kelly (Gerard Bradbury); son, Kyle (Kim Collier-MacRoberts); granddaughter, Jade (his little princess); special granddaughter, Amy Parsons; special grandsons, Conor and Liam McVarnock; brother, Freddy (Karen); sisters, Theresa Atkinson and Luella Hart; special second family, Ronnie, Kenny, Jerry and Bernie Clark; and special son, Chris McKay. He was predeceased by brothers, Bernard, Charles, Donald; sisters, Mary, Geraldine, Eva, Virginia, Olive; and niece, Gloria.
He had many accomplishments, his greatest being a strong and loving husband, father and grandfather. He took great pleasure in being Santa for many years to children and adults alike. He was a member of the Volunteer District 8 Fire Department, founder of Lake Echo Lions Club and chartered the Lioness and Leo Club the same year. Tommy was also a Youth Alternative volunteer and bell ringer at St. David’s Church. Tommy travelled to many places while employed with B.I.O., Dartmouth. He was proud to serve on The Baffin on its maiden trip through the Northwest Passage. Some of his fondest memories were travelling through the Panama Canal as well as being in the West Indies. His second career was with Queen’s Harbour Master, Halifax Dockyard where he worked for 35 years, retiring as Chief Engineer on the Glenevis.
Cremation has taken place. A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12 in St. David’s United Church, Lake Echo, Rev. Kym Burke-Cole officiating. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. David’s United Church.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of 8.2 Halifax Infirmary for their care and compassion.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
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