Obituary of Helen Marie MacKinnon, Glace Bay
It is with heartfelt sadness, we the family of Helen Marie (Cox) MacKinnon, of Glace Bay announce the passing of our beloved wife, mom, nannie, sister and aunt. Helen passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Saturday, December 14, 2019 on the eve of her 78th birthday.
Helen was born in Glace Bay on December 15, 1941. She was the daughter of the late George and Margaret Helen (Jolley) Cox.
Helen was the proud owner and operator of MacKinnon’s catering for the past 30 years. Helen enjoyed preparing and serving a hot meal, going for drives with her loving husband, Fabe and spending time with her family telling them stories of her younger days on Lake Road and times spent in Mira.
Helen will be sadly missed by her husband, Fabian of 55 years, sons, Michael, Glace Bay, Danny (Lorraine) Sydney and her pride and joy, her grandson, Josh.
Helen will also be missed by her brother, Bernie Cox (Ontario) and her sister, Agnes Hickman (Donkin). She will also be missed by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Helen was predeceased by her son, Kevin (Carol Lee), brothers, William Cox, George Cox, sister, Frances Ogilvie and nephews, Allan Hickman and Paul Cox.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has given their prayers, good thoughts and love. Thank you to the doctors and nurses in ICU and the Palliative Care Unit, your support and kind gestures carried us through, and a special thank you to Father Norman MacPhee for your presence and kind words of comfort.
A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 10 am in Holy Cross Church, with Fr. Norman MacPhee presiding. A luncheon will take place following the mass in the church hall. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel and Reception Centre, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Palliative Care at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca