Sunday, October 1, 2023
October 1, 2023

KINNEAR, Roberta Annie

Roberta Annie Kinnear
July 3, 1936 to October 28, 2020

Roberta passed away October 28, 2020 at home. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Roberta had three sons: John (Val) of Regina, Saskatchewan, Roy (Barb) of Salt Spring Island, BC, Errol (Ruby) of Qualicum, BC, and two daughters: Robina (Bill) of Kitchener, Ontario and Glynis (Fred) of Marshfield, Missouri; 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Roberta was born in Newtownhamilton, Northern Ireland. She was predeceased by her husband Andrew, who passed away in 2009. In 1964 Roberta and Andrew moved to Canada with their 5 children, first living in Winnipeg, MB and then Newmarket, ON, before settling on Salt Spring Island in 1969. Roberta and Andrew owned several businesses at different times on the island, including the Butcher Shop, The Deli and the Vesuvius Store. Mom also worked at Lady Minto Hospital for a number of years. Mom was a quiet and gentle person who loved to knit and for awhile sold her hand made items on consignment at Coastal Currents. Our family is blessed to have so many wonderful knitted heirlooms.

Mom was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. We will always love mom and miss her and her sweet Irish lilt.

Thank you to the caregivers at Community Health Services for providing such wonderful care of mom and providing services that allowed mom to stay in her home, which was very important to her. Tracy, thank you for being there for mom, she enjoyed spending time with you. Thank you to Dr. Reznick for his compassionate care of mom. We would like to thank Colleen and Geoff for always being so kind and thoughtful and the waves from the road.

As per mom’s wish there will be no service and she will be cremated and placed beside dad in her niche at the Salt Spring Community Cemetery.


  1. Dear Roy, Barb and all the Kinnear Family, I am so sad to read this news of your Mum’s death, she was indeed a gentle soul. I knew your Mum and Dad many years ago, when I lived on Salt Spring..a Great pair…I loved her lilt too…and the twinkle in your Dad’s eye…hugs to you all


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