Robichaud, Marie Agnes “Aggie” – It is with great sadness our family announces the passing, surrounded by love, at the age of 91, an amazing mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, on May 7, 2019. Born in St. Charles, N.B., Aggie was the eldest daughter and one of 13 children of the late Theodore and Eva (Richard) Arsenault.
Aggie taught grades 1-8 in a one-room school house in St. Charles and was loved by all her students. Then she met and married the love of her life Ben and travelled the Atlantic provinces as Ben supervised construction projects before finally settling in Truro and raising their four children.
Aggie was a gifted musician, playing many instruments, a talent she inherited from her father and passed on to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was well-known in fiddling and old-time country music circles and welcomed everyone with open arms into their home in Brookside hosting many a "jam" night. For 12 years Aggie and Ben were part of a volunteer group that organized the provincial Fiddle Workshop held in Bible Hill.
Aggie was a devout Catholic and proud Acadian. No one ever left her home hungry and her "Frisbee" molasses cookies were legendary!
Aggie is survived by her children, Ron (Wendy), North River; Nancy (Dave Cluett), Port Hawkesbury; Hadley, Brookside; grandchildren, Benjamin (Dawn) Robichaud, Sarah (Greg) Brown, Matt (Meg) Cluett, Genevieve (Jason) Maleyko, Oliver (Leanne) Cluett, Amber (Blaine) MacDonald, Melissa (Luc) LeBlanc, Melanie (Richard) Dalton; great-grandchildren, Jessie, Gabriela, Emily, Mikey, Gage and Preston; brothers, Emery, Albert, Camille and Gilles; sisters, Oliva, Louise and Winnie. She will also be missed by her puppy, Tristan. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ben; son, Fernand; brothers, Emile, Leonard, Tim; and sisters, Julianna and Yvette.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 10th at 2 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Prince Street, Truro. Burial to follow on Saturday, May 11th at 2 p.m. in her home parish of Saint Charles, N.B., in the church that Ben and his father built. In her memory donations may be made to Colchester East Hants Hospice Society.
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