Pictou Advocate Obituaries

MURRAY, Christene Isabel “Belle”


MURRAY, Christene Isabel “Belle” – 92, of Salt Springs, passed away on December 15, 2016 at the Maritime Oddfellow’s Home, Pictou. Born in Gairloch, February 19, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Angus and Jean (MacKenzie) MacKenzie. Belle was a school teacher for 35 years, beginning in 1944 and taught in Granton, Mt. Thom, Salt Springs, and retired from West Pictou in 1979. She was a member of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, Salt Springs. Belle took great pride in the success of their jersey dairy farm “Twin Maples”. She also enjoyed bowling, square dancing and quilting as her hobbies.  She is survived by her sister Mary Fraser; sister-in-law Isabel Murray; nieces and nephews, Jean Rupp, Linda Cameron, Ruth Fraser, Allan Fraser, John David MacKenzie, Allan Murray, Kenneth Murray, Freda Reckimowich, David MacKenzie, Phyllis Hull and several close neighbours and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband Preston and brother Allister MacKenzie. Funeral was held December 19 from St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, Salt Springs. Burial in Stillman Cemetery.  Donations may be made to St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church or a charity of one’s choice.

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