Patten Funeral Home

71 Union Street, Glace Bay, NS


Flora Mary Susanna MacKenzie

July 15, 1932April 11, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, cousin and aunt Flora MacKenzie, age 87, of Reserve Mines. Mom passed away peacefully on April 11,2020, in Palliative Care at the Cape Breton Regional hospital. She was born on July 15,1932, in Glace Bay. She was the precious mother of Sharon (Winston) Vardy, Vivian St-Jules, Kevin (Cheryl Cameron), and Donna (Rob) Debison, dear grandmother to Kevin Joseph, Chris, Ryan, Andre, Kirkland, Jade, Suzanna, David, Andrea, Emma and Jaime; great grandmother to Anthony and Neisha. She is also survived by her loving sisters and brother, Cecilia, Nellie and Art (Lillian) and her two cousins Mary and Jeannie(Freddie) who were like her sisters and best friends. She is also survived by her dear nieces and nephews John (Janice), Virginia (Timmy), Ida (Dwight), Susan (Lewis), Tanya, AJ (Stacy) and Debbie her “other daughter”, as well as her “other son” Wade. Mom was predeceased by her loving husband and our dear father Arthur, her parents John and Susan Driscoll, her loving brother John, her dear aunt and namesake Flora, and her niece Trina. Mom was raised in Glace Bay where she joined the Salvation Army and became a band member as a teenager. She married our father in 1954 and they moved to Catalone where they raised their four children. She joined the MacMillan Memorial United Church in Catalone where she thrived attending the many committees that the church had to offer, eventually becoming organist and choir director there, as well as for the First United Church in Louisbourg, for over 30 years. When she moved to Reserve Mines in 2007, she attended the Glace Bay Salvation Army once again and became active in many committees. Her strong Faith has inspired many people who knew her. Mom has a very healthy lifestyle and enjoyed walking and working out. She was loved by all who knew her and loved everyone she met. Mom was very family oriented and was adored by her grandchildren, whom she loved very much. We will all miss her dearly and we will carry her in our hearts forever. Service will be heard for flora at a later date. Online condolences can be sent to www.pattenfuneral.com Those who wish to make a memorial donation are asked to consider the Parkinson’s Society ot the MS Society.


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Della Chisholm

April 21, 2020

Dear Donna, Kevin, Sharon and Vivian I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Flora was a lovely lady, you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I shared many suppers at your home when we were young, your mom was a great cook. She told me she put a little sugar in her turnip and I do this to this day. I hope your memories help you during this difficult time. Della

Sandy Hustins

April 18, 2020

Donna and family, I am so saddened to hear of Aunt Flora’s passing. She was a beautiful woman with an even more beautiful heart and soul. I cherish the few weeks last fall I spent with her and my aunties, Mary and Jean. She is at peace and safely home with her Lord, and those that went before. She will be dearly missed by all of us ❤️


April 17, 2020

God has indeed added another precious Angel to his Heavenly Garden. It was such a pleasure to have known Flora the past 13 years. Flora was a most gracious , caring. and respectful lady. She always found the time to have a chat about her family and her church. Our deepest condolences to her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Greg & Rina Gouthro

Alana MacLeod

April 17, 2020

Sharon, Vivian, Kevin & Donna: I'm so sad to hear of your mother's passing - loving condolences to you all. She was a beautiful lady inside and out; I have such happy memories of the times I spent with all of you at your home when we were kids. Vivian & I were close friends and your mother & father always made me feel welcome. Wish I could see you all in person, but know that I'm thinking of you with love. God bless.....

Anita Giovannetti

April 17, 2020

Was so sorry to hear of Flora's passing, she was a wonderful lady. Sincere condolances from Alena Giovannetti and family

heather perry

April 16, 2020

Sharon, Vivian, Kevin and Donna
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. She was such a wonderful lady and each time we met I was amazed at how young at heart she was. She will be missed but may the memories you have help you through the days ahead.

Holly Dickson

April 16, 2020

Your mom was a kind and lovely lady. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. My deepest condolences to you all.


April 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss,Flora was my dads neighbor for six years ,she was a beautiful soul, loved our chats every time we met,thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this sad time,take care and God Bless xo

Sally & Percy McDonald

April 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was our neighbor for almost 13 yrs. Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family at this time.

Kathleen Allen

April 16, 2020

Vivian & Family, our sincere sympathies during this difficult time of your mom's passing. Your mom left footprints in our hearts of all those she met, such a lovely lady.
Please take care and stay strong...xo

Kathleen & Fraser


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