MacKEIGAN, Linda

The Chronicle Herald (Provincial) - - OBITUARIES -

Age 79 of Syd­ney, passed away peace­fully on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 15, 2019 in Rich­mond Villa, St. Peter’s with lov­ing fam­ily by her side. Linda has had many ac­com­plish­ments through­out her life. First and fore­most were her ador­ing fam­ily. Her love of fam­ily kept her busy. Whether it was sewing new out­fits, try­ing new recipes or sim­ply long walks in the park. She took great pride in ev­ery­thing that she did. She be­lieved if a job was worth do­ing, it was to be done to the best of your abil­i­ties, no mat­ter how many at­tempts it would take. With her hus­band Bob MacKeigan by her side they started a long run­ning suc­cess­ful car rental fran­chise, Tilden Rent a Car. Much of the suc­cess was due to Linda’s sense of gen­eros­ity and com­pas­sion. It was not un­heard of to wake up to strangers sleep­ing in one of her spare beds, af­ter car trou­ble in the mid­dle of the night. Linda was very hard work­ing, but she also had a con­ta­gious and charis­matic per­son­al­ity. She loved to laugh and took great joy in mak­ing oth­ers laugh. In later years she shared a won­der­ful re­la­tion­ship with her mate and friend Elmer MacGil­livray. They shared their love of fur ba­bies, Cookie, Sammy (who danced with her to Danc­ing queen), and Sissy. They made such a won­der­ful team. Linda en­joyed many ac­tiv­i­ties, snow­mo­bil­ing with her fam­ily, down­hill and cross coun­try skiing with the girls, to time spent in St. Marks Choir; all the time sur­rounded by her many friends. She also had a love hate re­la­tion­ship with her oil paint­ing, but again never stopped try­ing to per­fect it! Linda leaves this world a much bet­ter place for hav­ing shared her gen­er­ous heart with so many. She will be sorely missed by her lov­ing and cher­ished chil­dren, Larry, Glenn and Wanda... her very best friend. Linda is sur­vived by her part­ner, Elmer MacGil­li­vary, Syd­ney; daugh­ter, Wanda, Troy; sons, Larry (Sher­rille), Port Hawkes­bury; and Glenn, Port Hast­ings; grand­chil­dren, Natalie (Jeff ) Hawley, Fall River; Laura (Mike) Le Duc, Halifax; Mark (Kyla) MacKeigan, Port Hawkes­bury; Cody (Amanda) MacKeigan, Port Hawkes­bury; and Kate­lyn MacKeigan (Mike Wile), Troy; great-grand­chil­dren, Ewan, Quinn, Mauve, Sea­mus, Cor­mac, Em­mitt, Ira and Ada; sis­ter, Gla­dys (Joe) Burke, Syd­ney; niece, Judy Cal­ber; and nephew, Dwight MacLeod. Linda was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, Robert "Bob" MacKeigan; great­grand­daugh­ter, Ella Grace Hawley; and brother, Bobby Quin­ton. A cel­e­bra­tion of life will be held in Den­nis Haver­stock Funeral Home, 724 Granville St., Port Hawkes­bury on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 22nd from 2-4 p.m. A pri­vate fam­ily burial will take place at a later date. We would like to thank both the Mil­ford Haven Home for Spe­cial Care, Guys­bor­ough and Rich­mond Villa for the won­der­ful care mom re­ceived. Do­na­tions in Linda’s mem­ory may be made to Alzheimer So­ci­ety of Nova Sco­tia or SPCA. Funeral ar­range­ments are un­der the care of Den­nis Haver­stock Funeral Home, Port Hawkes­bury. Words of com­fort may be for­warded to the fam­ily at: www.haver­stocks.com

A job well done, Linda Mac Keigan.. now it is time for you to rest in peace, you have earned it.

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