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Constance MacKinnon

MacKinnon, Constance, of Truro, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016, in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Truro. Born in New York City in 1919, Constance was a daughter of the late Karl and Constance (Dyvelska) Herbert. At a very early age she and her family moved to Taunton, Massachusetts, where she received her education. After taking a business course she worked in the accounting departments of several companies in Massachusetts and Denver Colorado. When she married Allan, her husband of 68 years, she moved to Truro and lived there the rest of her life. Beside her husband she leaves behind two sons, Robert (Ann), Balloch, Scotland, and David (Sandra), Truro; two grandsons, Paul (Marla), and Scott (Jennifer), as well as four wonderful great grandsons. She also has a number of nieces and nephews in Austria with whom she loved to visit in person and by mail. She was predeceased by two sisters, Caroline (Florian) Garherr, in Austria, and Margaret (Horace) Kingsbury, Taunton, Massachusetts. Before she retired, she worked as a medical secretary for several doctors. She was a member of St. James Presbyterian Church Truro, where she was active in women’s groups. She and Allan were great travelers, and enjoyed visiting interesting places and meeting interesting people, some of whom became lifelong friends. At her request there will be no visitation or funeral. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. If desired, donations in Constance’s memory may be made to the SPCA, the Watson Cemetery in Truro, or to a charity of your choice. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Diana Locke, the VON staff, and also to family and friends for all their support. Private messages of condolence can be sent to the family by viewing Constance’s obituary and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


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