Obituary of Janet Muriel Crosby
CROSBY (Robblee), Janet Muriel – 84 of Halifax, it is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother. Janet passed away peacefully at the Saint Vincent’s Guest House in Halifax on June 23, 2023. Born in Middleton, she was the daughter of the late Edith (Hicks) and Valentine Robblee, a veteran of the First World War. She grew up Granville Ferry, part of the historic Port Royal habitation area where Samuel Champlain landed in 1604 and founded the temporary settlement. Her ancestry was of French Huguenot who fled persecution from France in the early 17th century.
In 1965, she married Howard Edward Crosby, Member of Parliament and founder of Legal Aid of Nova Scotia and raised two children. She was an avid world traveler, pianist, and painter - focusing on watercolors later in life. She was a very proud graduate of Acadia University, as well as Mount Saint Vincent's University, and Ryerson University in Toronto. Her professional career in Home Economics was varied and she began with work in air travel and textiles in Ontario. Once married, she moved back to Nova Scotia where she raised her children. She taught elementary school and Home Economics in the Halifax school system and later did hospital interior design. She was also on the board of the National Capital Commission in Ottawa.
She is survived by her children Dr. Elizabeth Crosby, Vancouver; Michael Crosby (Alicja), New Jersey; brothers, Michael Robblee (Tonie), Phillip Robblee (late Carol); nephews, Kevin, Patrick, Scott, and Chris Robblee; adored grandchildren, Maximilian and Alexander Crosby.
Arrangements and Cremation have been entrusted to J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax. In keeping with Janet’s wishes there will be no Funeral Service. A visitation will take place at the J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, from 11:00 am to 1 pm on Thursday, June 29th followed by internment of her ashes and graveside service at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Sackville.