site image


Agnes Madeline (Robinson) Gallant

September 30, 1953 ~ March 8, 2019 (age 65)

Agnes M. Gallant

Sydney Mines

September 30, 1953-March 8, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Agnes Madeline Gallant age 65, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, following a very courageous battle with cancer.

Aggie (as she was affectionately known) was born in North Sydney and was the daughter of the late John T. and Evelyn S. (Quirk) Robinson. She was a self employed hairstylist, having previously worked at various hair salons in her younger years. She enjoyed her home life, making crafts with beach glass and was very passionate about spending time with her family.

She is survived by her loving husband Greg Gallant; daughter Tracey (Stephen) Boutilier; son John (Irene) Hines; stepsons Derek (Johnelle) Gallant, Rodney (Crystal) Gallant, Curtis (Jeanette) Gallant; step-daughter Tiffany Gallant (Barry Fougere). Grandchildren Virginia and Vincent Boutilier; Madelyn and Zachery Hines; Makayla and Megan Gallant; Akosha, Verix, Janessa and Tyler Gallant; Isaac, Drew, Brooke and Zoey Gallant; Lilah, Aven, and Leo Gallant. Great Grandson John Nathan (Nate) Xavier Mann.

Also left to mourn are her brothers Joseph (Karen) Robinson, William (Priscilla) Robinson, Thomas Robinson, her only sister Leona (David) Tobin, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers Alex and George Robinson, infant sister Julia and niece Wanda Buffett.

The care that Aggie received from the doctors, nurses and staff at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre and the Palliative Care Unit was second to none. The level of excellence and compassion shown to her and her family was outstanding. Memorial donations may be made to either of these units or the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.

Visitation well take place Monday, March 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  in the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. Prayers will be held at 8:30 p.m. with Rev. Doug MacDonald officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Donations may be made to:

Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton
P.O. Box 561, Sydney, NS, B1P 6H4,

© 2019 W. J. Dooley Funeral Service Ltd.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS