100, Port Hood, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born on March 16, 1912 in Glencoe Mills, Margaret was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Campbell) MacLean.

Margaret was a member of St. Peter’s Parish, Port Hood and C.W.L. for 60 years. She enjoyed the company of family and friends, always making sure no one left her home without a good cup of tea. "Grandma Next Door" will be remembered for her keen memory up to her final days.

Besides her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Dougald; son, John Duncan; brothers, Dougald, Roddie and Donald Angus; and granddaughter, Wendy Smith.

Margaret will be missed by her children, Mary (the late Malcolm) MacFarlane, John D. (Elaine), Catherine (P.A.) Smith, Neil (Sandra), D.A. (Carrie), Jessie, Jimmie, all from Boston, Jeanette (Jackie) Campbell, Sandy (Jane) and Dannie, all from Port Hood; 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for the late Margaret Mae MacKinnon will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, Mar. 29, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Port Hood and Area Resting Place, Port Hood. Funeral mass to celebrate the life of Margaret Mae MacKinnon will be held on Friday, Mar. 30 at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Port Hood with Fr. Vincent van Zutphen officiating. Interment will take place in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Port Hood.

Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the Port Hood Volunteer Fire Department or Port Hood and Area Resting Place.

The family would like to thank Inverness County Home Care for their compassionate care given to Margaret over the past years

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

Life well lived
Rest well earned!

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                        Online Condolences

Our deepest sympathy to the MacKinnon Family on the loss of your Mother. Pat and Minnie.
From:  Minnie Flaherty

To the whole MacKinnon family, especially my godparents Jeanette and Jimmie, Your mother had a wonderful long life, but it’s never enough so it’s sad to see her go. Thoughts are with you and your families.
From:  Margi (Dan Charlie & Rachel) MacDonald

Sincerest condolences on the loss of a fine lady. Ruthie & Bernie MacLean River Denys, NS
From:  Ruth MacLean

My sincere sympathy to the MacKinnon family on the death of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother: a fine Christian lady. I have offered Mass for her. May she rest in the peace of Christ.
From:  Fr. D. C. Campbell, CSP

To the Mac Kinnon Family Our sincere condolences on the death of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother.She lived a wonderful long life, but it is never easy to part from a mother no mater what the age.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. John and Teresa van Zutphen Florida
From:  John and Teresa van Zutphen

So sorry to have learned about the passing of ur mom .Just a few weeks ago i had the pleasure to help celebrate with her and you all the occassion of her 100th birthday.Now we celebrate her passing and her entrance into her enternal home,with her all desceased family relatives and friends .Please be assured our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.May she rest in peace . HER nephew Norman and wife Agnes Mac LEAN
From:  Norman Mac Lean

From:  Lexena & Henry LeBlanc

To the entire MacKinnon family, our deepest sympathy. We loved Margaret dearly and will miss her forever. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers and we’re wishing we were there to bid our final farewell to such an amazing lady.
From:  Colina, Paul, Noah, Gracie, Matthew & Sarah

Dear Dannie, So sorry to read of your mother’s death. It is very difficult losing your Mother, whatever her age may be. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of the family and wish to pass on my condolences.
From:  Winnie Rankin

Our hearts are with you at this time of your loss. Sorry we can not be there in person for the funeral. I often remember Margaret growing up, like a grandmother to everyone. Bev & Wayne Beaton – Edmonton
From:  Beverly & Wayne Beaton

To all the MacKinnon family.My deepest sympathy.I loved Margaret so much and will always miss her. She was the first person I went looking for when I landed in Port Hood.Out to River Center I went for Margaret’s home made bread and tea. It was like coming home. I miss her and wish I could have been there with you. Love Betsy
From:  Betsy Cabral