Willena Helen (Selfridge) MacKinnon

Born: Thu., Mar. 9, 1939
Died: Mon., Nov. 2, 2020


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Willena (Selfridge) MacKinnon
Sydney Mines

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Willena MacKinnon, age 81, on Monday, November 2,2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.  
Born in Sydney Mines, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Mayberry Selfridge and Willena Myrtle (Carr)
Children were everything to Willena, whether they were her own or not, she always made sure they were fed, happy and loved.  She was the "cool Nannie", you knew you could trust her with anything.  The Mac's Corner gang always had a story about the 3 W's.
Willena loved Coronation Street, Rita MacNeil and enjoyed road trips with her daughter and best friend "Kimberly Ann".  
Willena is survived by her daughter "Kimberly Ann", Sydney Mines, son Lorne, Little Pond, brother, Gordon (Irene), Sydney Mines, and grandchildren Blake (Erin), Kent (Courtney), Cheryl (Sandy), and Andrew, along with several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Willena also leaves behind, her "other daughters" and very special friends, Laurel Gear Kirrane and Angie Barry. They shared a lot of laughs together.  
Besides her parents Willena was predeceased by her daughter; Wendy Jennine (MacKinnon) Pye. sisters; Agnes, Jessie and Jean, and brother James, who she had a special bond with.  
There will be no visitation.  A private family service will be held at a later date.  
Donation's in Willena's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County or to the Lupus Foundation.  

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Michelle Caudle
   Posted Wed November 04, 2020
I am so very sorry to hear about your Mom. She definitely lit up everyone's world with her kindness and love. She was quick to laugh and make you laugh with her. My thoughts are with you at this time Kim. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Cathy Reashore
   Posted Wed November 04, 2020
Dear Kim, Wanda, Lorne & family:
I am truly sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. Through our conversations & interactions Kim, I know how much you all loved your mother. Working in a hospital setting I had the pleasure of getting to know Willena. She was always up for a chat & a good laugh. I also remember great conversations with her when she worked at Sydney Mines Video. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers, especially during this most difficult time.

Much Love, Cathy (Serroul) Reashore

Ruby Pye
   Posted Wed November 04, 2020
Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Willena MacKinnon. I remember Willena from when I was young and went to school with her daughters Wendy and Wanda. Wendy and I were high school friends and classmates. Willena worked at the corner canteen and was always nice to the neighborhood kids. RIP Willena🥀

Melanie McCormick
   Posted Wed November 04, 2020
Kim, Wanda, Lorne and family,
Thinking of you all with Deepest Sympathy. I always enjoyed chatting with Willena. We had so many laughs when she worked at Campbell's Dairy on Main St.. You had a fantastic Mom and so many great memories of happy times to cherish. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

georginamacneil (MACKINNON)
   Posted Thu November 05, 2020
MY thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.Willena had a great personality and I always enjoyed her stories when she worked at the store.

Carrole Lovell&johnhill side boularderie
   Posted Thu November 05, 2020
Kim we are so sorry to hear of your mom passing Iam glad I got over to see her in the Hospital before she passed she was such a nice person you will miss her dearly your cousin john and Carole xo xo love you guys

Jeanie Maxwell
   Posted Fri November 06, 2020
Dear Kim:

Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your Mom who was so close to you. You were a hugh comfort to her and although it is sad to lose her you should feel good about the way you were always there for her.

Betty Hill & Willie Hill
   Posted Sat November 07, 2020
So sorry for your loss ,Kim, Wanda, Lorne & Families

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