Linda Beryl Mac Keigan
Mac Keigan, Linda – Age 79, of
Sydney, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in the
Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s with loving family by her
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
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 the 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
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) Mac Keigan, Port Hawkesbury; Cody (Amanda) Mac Keigan,
Port Hawkesbury; and Katelyn Mac Keigan (Mike Wile), Troy;
great-grandchildren, Ewan, Quinn , Mauve, Seamus, Cormac, Emmitt, Ira
and Ada; sister, Gladys (Joe) Burke, Sydney, niece, Judy Calber and a
nephew, Dwight MacLeod. Linda was predeceased by her husband, Robert
« Bob » MacKeigan; great-granddaughter, Ella Grace Hawley; and
brother, Bobby Quinton.
celebration of life will be held in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home,
724 Granville Street, Port Hawkesbury on Sunday, December 22 from 2 to
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 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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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Linda Beryl Mac Keigan 19402019..
Décès pour la Ville: Guysborough, Province: Nova Scotia