McCaffry (DeMarchi), Robin Gloria

It is with deep sorrow and endless love that we mourn the passing of Robin Gloria McCaffry after a long, hard fight and courageous battle with cancer. She passed surrounded by her husband (Mel), son (Dominic) and her two loving dogs Bella & Dolly.

Robin will be lovingly remembered by Mel, her husband of 30 years; son, Dominic and cousin, Dale Kulchisky.  As well as the “gang” in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where she and Mel would spend the winter months.

Robin had an extreme passion for animals and was very active in both the St. Albert and Puerto Vallarta communities’ efforts to rescue as many pets without homes as she could.

Robin also played a huge role in setting up the “St. Albert lost and found pets” Facebook page and it was not uncommon for her to be up all night helping strangers in need trying to find their lost companions.

Robin was predeceased by her father, William “Bill” McCaffry, and her brother James “Jim” McCaffry.

Memorial donations can be made in Robin’s name to any animal rescue of their choosing.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

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Pamela Ainge

Mel – I feel honoured to have met Robin last year in PV. I loved her spirit as soon as I met her. My sincerest condolences to you and Dominic. Blessings to you both.

Bonnie Nessanbaum

Oh Mel, I’m so sorry to hear of this deep loss of you and your son Dominique.
Unfortunately I never met Robin, but so many have just loved her dearly, and her strength during her struggle for life, and her choice of a Good man is a tribute to the kind of woman she was.
I know this is a very very difficult time, but rest assure she will always be with you and the love and the days you have shared will forever be with you as well, and in time they will all give you peace and you’ll recognize your very special blessings through the years you have known and loved her.
Wishing you peace, and knowing how many people care about you all.❣️

John Armstrong

Mel, so sorry for your loss. Too soon we are parted from those we value most in our lives.

Rick and Candice Sherbo

Very sorry to hear of Robin’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to Mel, Dominique and family. Rest In Peace Robin

Rick and Candice Sherbo

We are very sorry to hear of Robins passing. Our deepest sympathy Mel Dominique and family

Faye and Gerry Hood

Dear Mel and Dominic. We were so sorry to hear about Robin. I had so much fun with her as she taught me in her own indomitable way how to play golf. She loved her family deeply and our conversations were so often about what they were doing followed by a lot of hard language at the golf ball. She had great spirit and joy for living. We are blessed with having known her.

Clint and Gaylene

So saddened by this news Mel. She was such a happy and vibrant woman and will be missed greatly. We have been so inspired by her ability to live life fully even while fighting the biggest battle of all. Robin’s passion and strength will live on through you, Dominic and her many many friends near and far.

Susan Abel-Lapointe

Mel and Dom,
I will always remember Auntie Robo for her fun spirit and quick wit. She will be missed!
Love Auntie Susu

Doug and Charlotte Measor

You will always be in our minds, heart and soul my dearest friend.
Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you Mel and Dominic.

Sharon Greenberg

Mel sorry to hear of Robin’s passing. My sincere condolences. She will be missed by a lot of people in her happy land, PV.

Mac and Sue Fredrickson

Our deepest sympathy to Mel, Dom and Robin’s cherished 4-legged friends. We were so fortunate to enjoy Robin’s company over the last few years, and will miss her contagious smile and friendship. Courageous lady in our midst. May she rest in peace.

Rod Suggitt

So sorry to hear of Robins’ passing. To Mel and his extended family, my heart goes out to you. Peace to all of you, and especially Robin, may her memory be a blessing for all of us. Rod.

Donna Nicol

My deepest sympathy to Robin’s loved ones. It was always a pleasure to socialize with Robin, and I admired her unwavering commitment to animals.

Eileen Hartman

Dear Mel and Dominic, I am so sorry to hear of your loss and of Robin’s struggle. She is now at peace. I had not seen Robin in many years but have many fond memories of our “cousin times”, fun times as kids. My sincere condolences.

vicente ortiz ,

Hector and I were lucky to spent lost of good times and memories with Robin and Mel…It will very hard not to see Robin in Vallarta
Love You Guys
Vicente and Hector Gomez

Jean McKenzie

My most sincere condolences to you Mel and Dom. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate these sad tImes.


Dear Mel and Dominic ,
I send you my most heartfelt wishes to comfort you. I will see Robin dancing in your eyes when ever we speak of her. I take comfort in knowing that she will shine her light on you always.

Rick and Deb Chomyn

Our hearts go out to Mel and Dom with the passing of wife and mother Robin. Heartfelt hugs and condolences and may God bless. ❤️

Diane story

Rest In Peace my sweet Cousin❤️ Mel and Dom the care and love you gave Robin is deeply admired by me. You both are so special.

Lillian Courtney

Robin was the most beautiful, pure soul and her love and dedication to her family, furry companions and those needing rescue was something to behold. Her smile was infectious, she was brave and courageous and I will always remember her telling me this was her journey and not to be sad. My heart is broken and my deepest condolences go to Mel and her family. Robin’s legacy will live on in the work we do for rescue, and now she is on her final rescue – reuniting with Sydney on the other side. Her arrival at the Rainbow Bridge will be a great and solemn event, and as a tribute,she will perform one final act of rescue, escorting those poor animals they couldn’t place
on earth across the Rainbow Bridge. God speed my friend – until we meet again. I love you and I miss you.


My sincerest condolences to Mel and Dominique and Bella and Dolly. Robin will always be someone i was in awe of, her energy and commitment to animal wellness was unbelievable. She made such an impact to the animals in the city of St. Albert as well as the rescue in Puerto Vallarta. I considered her a friend and always looked forward to seeing her and Mel and getting updates on the pups. She has made a difference in this world and will be so missed. I will make a donation on her behalf to calican rescue for her dolly.

Clif & Linda Evans

Our love and condolences to you and Dominique and your four legged family. Sadly we didn’t spend a lot of time with Robin but she was so gracious when we came to your second home. Our deepest sympathy.

Lisa Wood

I met Robin while we searched for Sydney in 2013, camping out overnight, baiting traps and putting up hundreds of posters. She was an angel to the animals and she is now at the rainbow bridge watching over those who we have lost over the years. We lost touch the last few years, but I will always remember her as loyal, and a fighter to the end. Much love to Mel, Dominic, and her beloved Bella and Dolly

Lisa Hoff

Robin will always hold a very special place in my heart. We had many late night adventures over the past years and I am so very grateful for every moment we spent together. Her loss leaves a huge hole in our St. Albert community. My deepest condolences to her family.

Marlene Ziegler

My sincere condolances to Robin’s family. Mel and Dominique, my heart goes out to you both.
Her spirit will be missed by many.

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