Patricia Colleen Kyte
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Patricia “Colleen” Kyte on December 31, 2021.
Colleen was born to Rita and Nathaniel MacLellan of Sydney.
Colleen met her love, Harold J. Kyte, at a St. Joseph’s Church Hall dance in 1963, married him in 1969 and they were together ever since.
Colleen was a graduate of Holy Angels High School and Xavier College. Colleen worked as a Legal Secretary and Court Reporter until she decided to stay home for her children.
Colleen was a devoted and fierce mother to girls, Cherie (Robert Witter) of Oak Park, CA, Shelley of Etobicoke, ON, and Susan (Josh Chan) of Burlington, ON. Colleen and Harold have five grandchildren in whom she delighted and they will forever be the apples of their Nana’s eye: Mason, Kate, Cabie, Caleigh, and Quinn.
Colleen was the loving and dauntless older sister to Hal (Heather), Kerry “Uncle Bobo”(Mary Blanchard) and Monica (Wayne Humeniuk). Colleen was greatly fond of her sister-in-law, Frances MacLellan (who predeceased her) and her sister-in-law, Florence Dixon, who was a wonderful and valued friend. Colleen was a warm and supportive aunt to her many nieces and nephews, with her nephew, Devon Dixon holding a special place in her heart.
Continuing the legacy of her own mother, Colleen fed anyone who was hungry and had a skill for manifesting magnificent meals from seemingly nowhere. Colleen had the rare and astounding ability to make friends wherever she went and the friends she made, she kept, and held close to her heart.
Colleen possessed a great love of hiking, adventure, and discovering the hidden gems and the beauty of Cape Breton Island and then sharing those finds, and her legendary picnics, with beloved family and friends.
Colleen was a lifelong voracious reader and instilled in her daughters and grandchildren a great love for the written word.
Cremation has already taken place. There will be a celebration of Colleen’s life announced at a later date. Donations may be made in Colleen’s name to the Cape Breton Branch of the VON (www.von.ca).
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