Obituary of Ellen MacKenzie
MacKenzie, Ellen (Walsh) Age 94, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2018. Born and raised in Yorkton, SK, Ellen was a daughter of the late Mary (Toner) and William Walsh. Ellen was a stenographer for the federal government in Ottawa during WWII and later for the CPR express in Yorkton, SK. After she married Gordon MacKenzie (1959) she became a stay-at-home mother who relished her time caring, baking, and sewing for her family and friends. Ellen enjoyed going to Mass and had a strong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League, the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal, and the Canadian Legion. Ellen had a great sense of humour, liked to garden, and was an avid bowler into her 80’s. She especially loved the time she spent with her grandchildren.
Ellen is survived by her son, James MacKenzie (Linda Bebee), Brockville, ON; daughter Diane MacKenzie (Adam Sarty), Halifax, NS; grandchildren Emily MacKenzie (Brockville), Julia and Isabel Sarty (Halifax); sister, Rose Schindler (St. Albert, AB); and many nieces and nephews. Ellen was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; sisters Marie and Rita; and brothers, Hubert, Patrick, and Raymond.
There will be no visitation by request. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 24th at St. Francis Church, Brockville, with Father Brian Price celebrating. Burial will take place in Yorkton, SK at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Lawrence Lodge (Brockville), the 30 Hour Telethon for Palliative Care (online), or a food bank charity of your choice. Special thanks to the excellent and caring staff at St. Lawrence Lodge.
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