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.