Dolena Isabel MacKinnon
1927 - 2022
Dolena Isabel MacKinnon
Visitation Information
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Visitation Time
2-9 p.m.
Visitation Location
Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh
Service Information
Service Date
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Service Time
2 p.m.
Service Location
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Whycocomagh
Burial Information
Burial Date
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Burial Time
Following funeral service
Burial Location
Stewartdale Cemetery
Requested Charity
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Whycocomagh or Stewartdale Cemetery
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Dolena Isabel MacKinnon 

Ainslie Glen, Inverness County

Age 95



With great sadness, we the family of Dolena Isabel MacKinnon, announce her passing on, Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.  Dolena was Born in East Skye Glen, Inverness County to the late John Murdock and Annie Catherine (MacPhee) MacInnis.

She is survived by her children, Robert (Rosaire), Jimmie (Kathleen), Cathy (Werner); her grandchildren, Crista, Robby, Andrew, Angie, Emily (Robert MacDonald); great-grandchildren, Archie Duncan, and Rosie Jane MacDonald; sisters, Jessie (late Lauchie) MacKinnon, Edna (late Gordon) MacLennan, Janet (late Angus) Scott, and Willena (Peter) Parker; brother, Jackie (Marie) MacInnis, sister-in-law, Laura Bell MacInnis, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Hector MacKinnon; sisters, Mae (late Neil) MacKay, Margaret (late Neil) Campbell, Laura MacInnis, Shirley Morrison, Phyllis (late DJ) Ferguson; brothers, Murdock MacInnis, Stewart MacInnis, Morrison MacInnis, brother in infancy; brother-in-law, Jackie Morrison; sister-in-law, June MacInnis; nephews, Sheldon MacKay, Graham MacKay; niece, Deborah MacInnis; grandnephew, Jason Campbell; and grandniece, Ally MacLennan.

Dolena was a long-time member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, and the Atlantic Mission Society.  She was also a member of the Bayville Seniors Club where she enjoyed the company of good friends.  Her happiest moments were spent in the company of her beloved family, and many joyful get-togethers with her siblings.  It gave Dolena great pleasure to welcome the many visitors into her home over the years; she was kindhearted and selfless always putting others before herself.

Dolena’s family wish to express sincere gratitude to the staff at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for the kind and compassion care of our mother.  The visitation will be from 2-9 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 2022 in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Whycocomagh.  Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, August 7, 2022 in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Whycocomagh with Margie MacIntyre, LLWL officiating.  Burial to follow at Stewartdale Cemetery, Churchview.

Memorial donations can be made to the St Andrews Presbyterian Church or the Stewartdale Cemetery.  Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at:


"Thank you, Mom for everything, our family will never be the same without you."

Dolena Isabel MacKinnon