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Robert Douglas McDermott


Robert Douglas McDermott

Robert Douglas McDermott, 55, of Riverside-Albert passed away suddenly on January 8th, 2023 at his home after a lengthy illness.  Robert was born in Peel Memorial Hospital in Brampton, ON on August 17th, 1967 the son of Henry and Ruth (Newcomb) McDermott.

Robby was raised in Ontario for most of his life.  He went to school and worked with his good friend, Robert Squires who was an electrician.  Robby could do many kinds of jobs from electrical, plumbing or anything that needed fixing.  He loved fishing and hunting and all kinds of sports.  He was a soccer team rep in Ontario and played goalie in his hockey league.  He was known as "Scully" in Ontario.  Later in life he moved to Riverside- Albert, NB and worked as a fisherman in Alma for a time.  When he moved here he became known as "Robby Danger".  He had a special place in his heart for animals, especially his dogs.  He had many over the years but his last was a beagle named Angel.   He was given a motorcycle which he loved riding and fixed it up so his dog could travel with him on the bike.  He was so grateful to his friend, Trent Milburn, who looked after Angel when he was in the hospital.  He would be so happy that Angel is with Trent now and being looked after well.
He made friends everywhere he went and was a likeable guy who would give the shirt off his back to anyone who asked for his help.  Robby has studied the Bible and knew many scriptures by heart, at one time he had 20 Bibles in his home.  Robby had a rough life at times being in bad accidents and not being able to do the things he used to.  He would want everyone to think of the good times shared. 
Psalm 9:9, KJV: The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Tara McDermott; his parents, Henry and Ruth (Newcomb) McDermott of Riverside-Albert, NB and by his best friend, Robert Squires of Erin, ON; half-sister, Kay (Jenkins) Boyd of ON; several aunts, uncles, cousins and by all his extended family and friends.
A casual social gathering to celebrate his Life will be held on June 3rd, 2023 from 1-4pm at the Fundy Curling Club.  
Donations to a Living Memorial to help with Funeral costs would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2 734-2780
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Service Location
A Celebration of Life

June 3rd, 2023
Visitation Time
Visitation Location
Fundy Curling Club

Requested Charity
Donations to a Living Memorial for the family to help in funeral costs would be appreciated.