Leona (Robinson) Tobin

January 2, 1945 ~ December 24, 2019 (age 74)



Leona Tobin

North Sydney

It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Florence Leona Tobin on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 at the Northside Community Guest Home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer disease.

Born in North Sydney, January 2, 1945, she was the daughter of the late John T. and Evelyn “Eva” (Quirk) Robinson. Leona was the manager for many years at Bens Bakery, North Sydney. She was a devoted member of St. Joseph Church in North Sydney and selflessly volunteered many hours in her community when needed.

She was very proud to be a founding member of the North Sydney Food Bank. She also volunteered with St. Vincent de Paul society and at the Northside General Hospital canteen.

Mom is survived by her loving and devoted husband David, and their children Darrell (Denise), Blair, Lisa Roland, Scott (Suzanne) and daughter-in-law Wendy. Also left to mourn are 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, along with brothers Joey (Karen) Robinson, Willie (Priscilla) Robinson and a very special brother Tommy Robinson who she loved dearly.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers Alex and George Robinson and sister Agnes Gallant and also by son-in-law Ronnie Roland.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the wonderful staff of Northside Community Guest Home for the exceptional care she received while there.

In honoring her wishes, there will be a private family visitation at the W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney on Friday December 27th from 7-9 pm.

A funeral mass will be celebrated 1 p.m. Saturday, December 28th at St. Joseph Church North Sydney, with Father Doug MacDonald officiating. Reception to follow in the church basement. Burial to take place in Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the North Sydney Food Bank.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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December 27, 2019

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
W. J. Dooley Funeral Service Ltd.
107 Pleasant St
North Sydney, NS B2A 1L9

Funeral Mass
December 28, 2019

1:00 PM
St. Joseph Church
Archibald Avenue
North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1L9


North Sydney Food Bank
P.O. Box 254, 100 King Street, North Sydney NS B2A 3M3

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