Patten Funeral Home

71 Union Street, Glace Bay, NS


Christena MacKinnon

Passed away on August 3, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother Christena at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by her family on Aug. 3, 2019. Christena is survived by her brother Allan, her children: Francis, Leonard (Kathleen) and Thelma (Billy), her grandchildren: Mathew, Kevin, Jessica, Amy and Emma Christine, great grandchildren Summer, Lynkin and Kara as well as many family and friends especially cousin Joanie, sister-in-law Sue and special friends Charlie, Duane, Heather, Peter and Michael. Christena was predeceased by her husband Francis (Hap) MacKinnon and her parents William and Dolena MacDonald. Visitation will be held at Patten Funeral Home in Glace Bay from 2-4 and 7-9 on Wednesday, August 7 with a funeral service at Knox United Church in Glace Bay on Thursday, August 8 at 11:00am with Rev. Allison Etter officiating. Interment to follow in Gordon United Church Cemetery. A celebration will follow at the home of Leonard and Kathleen. Special thanks to the staff of Cape Breton Hospital 4A for the wonderful care given to Christena. In lieu of flowers, donations in Christena’s memory may be made to the Glace Bay Food Bank or the Canadian Cancer Society. “You will be forever in our hearts.”


  • William MacDonald, Father (deceased)
  • Dolena MacDonald, Mother (deceased)
  • Francis (Hap) MacKinnon, Husband (deceased)
  • Francis MacDonald, Son
  • Leonard (Kathleen) MacDonald, Son
  • Thelma (Billy) MacKinnon, Daughter
  • Allan MacDonald, Brother
  • Mathew James, Grandson
  • Kevin James, Grandson
  • Jessica James, Granddaughter
  • Amy Jewells, Granddaughter
  • Emma Christine Jewells, Granddaughter
  • Summer -, Great Granddaughter
  • Lynkin -, Great Grandson
  • Kara -, Great Granddaughter
  • Joanie -, Cousin
  • Sue MacKinnon, Sister-in-law

  • Johnny Mullins
  • Eddie Marr
  • Joey Michalik
  • Devon Ward
  • Peter Arapis
  • Andrew Chapman


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 7, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, August 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 8, 2019


Christena MacKinnon

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Donna and John Hayes

August 6, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult time. We are the daughter and son in law of Bessie Morrison. Bessie and Christina were first cousins and met Christina at moms visitation. It was good to see her and we were sadden by her passing. May god take care of her and you her family.