Robina Pearl Crossman, 86 of Riverside Albert, NB passed away
peacefully on May 10th at the Forest Dale Care
Home. Robina was originally from Spicer’s Cove, NS, the
daughter of the late Robert and Gladys (Allen)
Robina (lovingly called "Rownie" by family and
friends) had a love and passion for life and family. She had an
appreciation of nature’s beauty and especially for the
homestead at Spicer’s Cove. She loved summertime, flowers,
animals and especially her cats. She loved music and always had a
radio playing (when she wasn’t watching her General
Hospital). She was fiercely loyal and independent, choosing to live
her life the way she wanted; mostly at the homestead that she was so
She enjoyed working for Eaton’s in Moncton in the
1950’s and later at Sears in Newcastle, where she lived for
just over 50 years.
Robina dearly loved her siblings and spoke of them often. She
also had a special connection with her grandmother, Laura Allen, who
they fondly called "Mum".
Robina had one true love of her life, Merrill. They were best
friends and she cherished the time she had with him. They made many
wonderful memories together; from travelling around in the blinged up
Chevy van to spending relaxing summers at the Cove. She always enjoyed
a good laugh and having adventures with her children, Wayne and
She will be deeply missed by her daughter and best friend,
Stacey Cameron (Jeffrey), her beloved grandchildren, McKayla and
Taylor, her sister-in-law, Berna Robinson as well as many nieces,
nephews and friends.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband
Merrill, their son Wayne (Cheryl), her sisters Alice Maude, Laura Mae
and Margaret Rose, as well as brothers George and
There will be a celebration of life on Saturday
Aug, at 2:00pm at the United Church in Spencer's Island, NS. The
burial will take place at the Advocate Cemetery with a reception at
the Fire Hall in Advocate Harbour, NS.
The family would like to sincerely thank the wonderful staff
at Forest Dale Care Home for taking such good care of Robina and for
being like a second family to her.
Donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Society or
to any local SPCA.