Kindness and Community: Robert McIntyre’s Enduring Legacy

Staff members at Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library are mourning the loss of our community member and friend Robert McIntyre. In his memory, we want to tell you a little bit about Robert and what he gave to us all.

A care worker and pulled-pork specialist

Although not everyone knew Robert by name, they may have sampled one of his amazing pulled pork sandwiches or sliders at one of our community parties.

As both a Community Mental Health Care Worker and part-time chef, Robert was generous in donating his time.

Robert's wife and partner in his adventures of generosity, Dolores Menegazzo, joined him as the original driving force behind a popular Library event; our annual Community Party.

A reason for all to gather

Back in 2013, Robert and Dolores came to library staff with the idea of having a community block party. They wanted to give back to the community and chose the Library because it was a place they both loved.

At the Community Party, you could find Robert outside at his huge smoker preparing lunch for hundreds, always wearing a big smile on his face.


Robert McIntyre will be remembered for his kindness and generosity by library staff. His legacy of celebrating his community will continue into the future.

We welcome your respectful and on-topic comments and questions in this limited public forum. To find out more, please see Appropriate Use When Posting Content. Community-contributed content represents the views of the user, not those of Halifax Public Libraries