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– Cyr Carol Anne Mckenna

McKenna Cyr, Carol Anne, born October 13, 1943 in Hamilton, Ontario, passed away peacefully at Queens General Hospital, in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, on October 8, 2022, with her family by her side.
Carol was the daughter of the late John and Rose (nee Madden) McKenna, and the eldest of eight children.
Carol was raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Her first job was at Maritime Tel & Tel Company as a Phone Operator. Carol moved to Montréal, Quebec, at age 18, where she met her best friend Alison at Residence of Soeurs Grises in Montreal. There, she was introduced to Georges Thomas Cyr and they were married September 5th, 1964, in Dartmouth, and then raised their two children, Joanne Alison Marie and Allan Georges Louis, in Montreal.
Carol was a Magi Astrology scholar; she started studying and researching in the 1960s, receiving her research diploma in 2020. She took a job at Menasco Aerospace in 1980 and transferred to Ontario in 1984 where she met the love of her life, her coworker and friend Jacques Lionel Robert. They settled in their first home in Burlington, Ontario and co-founded Quali-tek Canada Inspection Services and ran their private business together for 10 years They retired to Brooklyn, in Queens County, Nova Scotia in 2003. Carol & Jacques then became full time artists; Carol in watercolours and Jacques in woodcarving. They loved their life in Nova Scotia living near the ocean and nature.
Carol is survived by her loving partner, Jacques, her children, Joanne and Allan, her sisters, Leslie (Andy) , Halifax, and Judy (Gerald McShane), Toronto, and brothers David, Dartmouth and John, Edmonton, and Jacques’ children, Pierre Robert, Peterborough, and Louise Robert (Patrick Bélanger), St-Bruno Quebec, and grandchildren Doron, Ottawa, and Audrey, Camille and Justin, Quebec, as well as several nieces and nephews and cousins. Carol was pre-deceased by her siblings Susan, Alan and Linda.
We would like to express our deep gratitude to Carol’s cousin Angela Fraser who jumped in to assist and accompany her and the family in her last weeks. And her team of health caregivers: the nurses and doctors and palliative care providers in Queen’s County, Nathalie Brooks, Dr. Munroe and Dr. Mogan.
A small gathering to commemorate and celebrate Carol’s life held at the home of Jacques Robert, at 77 Emeneau Road, Brooklyn on October 13th, 2022 from noon to 7 pm, in remembrance of what would have been her 79th turn around the sun. To share memories or send condolences, please visit


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