Obituary of Linda Marie MacKinnon Scotchtown
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It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Linda MacKinnon, on May 29th at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney at the age of 68. Born in New Waterford, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Christie) MacKinnon. Linda struggled with health issues over the last number of years but, in spite of all that, she always continued to be the best Mom, Nanny, sister and friend. She was a woman of faith and devoted her life to being a rock for her three greatest treasures, her children, and her beloved grandchildren. Linda spent countless wonderful outings and heartfelt phone calls with her dear friend, Vennie. Her fur baby, Dixie, was ever by her side as her friend and lap companion. She is back in the arms of her soulmate, Howie. Surviving are Linda’s children, Tracy (Charles) Baker of New Waterford, Malcolm (Allison) MacArthur of Hastings, ON and Melissa (Andrew MacRae) MacKinnon of Middle River; her grandchildren, Brandon and Cale Baker, Kaiden and Kiely MacArthur and Noah MacRae. Also surviving is her sister Cindy (Frankie) Selvet and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Howard MacKinnon; brothers, Frank (Mary), John, Gordon, and Greg; sister, Irene and a niece, Marie Degiobbi. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith Street, New Waterford where public visitation will be held Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm. A Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday at 10 am in the parish of St. Leonard with Father Jim Oliver presiding. Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery followed by a light luncheon at the New Waterford Fire Hall. Donations in Linda`s name can be made to the S.P.C.A. Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.vjmcgillivray.ca Nobody else held me so tight, Or made me feel so right No one's eyes shined so bright with love, As my Mom, who is now high above. (Verse by Tamsen Butler)