Diane Digdon

Obituary of Diane Marie Digdon

DIGDON, Diane M. Pictou The family of Diane Marie Digdon (Mackay) is sad to announce her passing on December 19, 2021 at the Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou after losing her battle with Parkinson’s. Diane was born May 23, 1942 to the late Willoughby and Marie (Dawe) Digdon of Mulgrave, NS. She was previously married (1965) to the late Alexander (Sandy) Mackay, LLB, QC. They shared 11 years of marriage together and had two sons, Shane and Jay. Diane was raised in Mulgrave, NS where she received her early education. It was there that she had her first salon. She was also known locally to ride her horses on the main street. Diane was very interested in fashion and cosmetology and had her own hair salons and later a successful fashion boutique in Summerside P.E.I. Diane was a quick study in business and very much enjoyed people. She liked to travel and considered herself a true Canadian, living in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and having driven all the rest of the provinces. Diane was family-oriented, spending much of her time with her grandchildren. Her family will always remember her for her love of painting, poetry, writing, and her passion for truth and reconciliation. She was well known for her kindness, generosity, and selflessness. She sought to help those who were less fortunate in the world through direct donations, or donations to the Salvation Army. Diane ‘Grama’ is survived by her son, Shane Mackay and his children, Christopher, James, Logan and Samantha of Lethbridge, AB; and son, Jay (Shelly) Mackay and their children, Kaleigh and Kelton of Charlottetown P.E.I.; her brother, Bill Digdon of Amherst, NS; and her nephews, Will and David. She was predeceased by her infant son Troy. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Shiretown Nursing Home for their kindness and care during Diane’s time there. Due to current circumstance, there will be no visitation or memorial service at this time, but donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Parkinson’s Society, the Salvation Army, or your charity of choice.