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Jennie Joanne Lee Brickenden

June 5, 1927November 17, 2020

Jennie Joanna Lee Brickenden passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, November 17th. Jennie, 93, was born June 5, 1927 in Halifax at Carleton Street to Thomas and Charlotte Lee. She was predeceased by her devoted husband and travelling companion, G.F.(Brick) Brickenden and also by both her parents and some of her siblings Sisters: Peggy Spalding (Toronto), Blanche Erhlich (Montreal), Patricia Bourque(Toronto), Mary Carson (Ottawa), Heidi Burns (Halifax), brother, Robin Lee (Kingston); Surviving sister, Sandy Young (Toronto) and brother, Paul Lee (Jill), Toronto). There are far too many nieces and nephews to mention as they are situated all over the country. Nephew Chris Carson and Marie made many trips to Halifax over the years to enjoy Mum’s seafood chowder! She loved the accolades and the visits. And it should be mentioned that No one made chowder like Aunt Jennie. The most important people in her life were her children, daughters Kathy-Lee Brickenden (Halifax), Jennyfer Brickenden (Scott Macmillan) (Cape Breton/Halifax), and son, Robin Flanders Brickenden (Patty Brickenden) (Grants Pass, Oregon). Jennie’s most precious and talented grandchildren brought so much joy into her life, Chase J. Brickenden (Avonda)(Los Angeles and Grants Pass), and Farrah J. Brickenden (Dustin)(Grants Pass, Oregon), Ian Macmillan(Kim) (Toronto), Duncan Macmillan (Heather Peters)(Toronto) parents to Elliott and Isaac, the two great-grand children that stole her heart. Through her life she witnessed the passing of her best friends, Florence McInnis and Betty Lumsden, whom I’m sure will be waiting patiently for her to play cards. Mum’s life was colourful and exotic as she and Dad travelled and lived in or visited many wonderful parts of the world, such as Nassau, The Bahamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Nepal, Australia and Figi. She embraced the cultures, their food and the people, and most importantly entertaining these new found friends in her gracious style. Yet, Mum and Dad always looked forward to returning to Halifax, even though they had to first live in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, almost Saskatoon, and Winnipeg, before the two of them finally settled in Halifax in 1988 for good. That was the continuation of her love affair with her then young grandsons, Ian and Duncan. Mum was a loyal supporter of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as she was a part of the early, early days of CBC Halifax where she met Dad, who would later become the first Director of Television in 1954. She was also a proud supporter of Symphony Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Art Gallery. Her son-in-law, Scott Macmillan and daughter Jennyfer, introduced her to the wonderful music of our region through his concerts with the Symphony Nova Scotia. Mum glowed in Scott’s and Jennyfer’s successes in the versatile music scene, particularly their Celtic Mass for Sea. Her life was filled with the love of family, friends, music, and Nova Scotia. A Celebration of Life shall be held in the future after Covid. Cremation has already taken place at J.A. Snow Funeral Home,Halifax. In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit


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Lynn Moulton

November 26, 2020

Dear Kathy-Lee, I was so sorry to hear of your beloved Mom's loss. I was always so struck by how devoted to her you were, and enjoyed hearing your "Jennie stories". Sending love and hugs, and wishing you peace.

Nancy Young

November 22, 2020

So sorry to hear of Aunt Jennie's passing. Steve and I have fond memories of our visit with Aunt Jennie and Kathy in the summer of 2019. We had panned to be back in May 2020 with my mom (Jennie's sister Sandy) when the travel restrictions hit. I am so grateful for our time with her. We will keep Aunt Jennie and family close to our hearts.

Lee Long

November 21, 2020

Kathy, please accept my deepest condolences, I know you were very close to your mom and will miss her very much.

Bill Larder

November 21, 2020

Kathy; please accept my sincere condolences to you and the rest of your family on Jennie’s passing. I will always be grateful that I had the opportunity to not only know you both but to also share the neighbour hood; you both were always such great neighbours. I pray that you may experience God’s peace and blessings at this time. Bill Larder

Dan Trivett

November 21, 2020

Dearest Kathy. I am so very sorry to read of your mothers passing. May her memories give you peace. Much love from Toronto.


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