Sep 7, 1917 – Nov 1, 2017
Annie Doreen MacKenzie (nee Allan)
On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, Annie Doreen MacKenzie, passed away in Kitimat B.C. at the age of 100 years.
Born on September 7, 1917, in Bayside, New Brunswick, she was the daughter of Frank and Ethel (Davis) Allan.
Doreen spent her childhood in Pugwash, Nova Scotia where she attended elementary and high school. She later moved to New Glasgow, N.S. to train as a registered nurse.
Although moving to several places in N.S., and eventually to Kitimat, B.C., Doreen’s heart was always in Pugwash. She often talked of her beloved shores, fields, woods and the family farm. She loved the outdoors, was a strong swimmer and taught herself cross – country skiing.
Doreen had a great love of learning and this led her to have faith in what she learned from the Bible. She was comforted in knowing her heavenly Father, Jehovah, promised a future resurrection on a paradise earth. Always surrounded by books, her children’s fondest memories include her reading to them.
Doreen was a very creative person. She was the family photographer and her children said what a great photo journalist Mum would have been. Her friends would agree that Doreen could certainly tell a story.
She is survived by her children; Gail Kline, Tatamagouche, N.S., Carol (Andy) Johnson, Antigonish, N.S., Hester (Jim) Peers, Kitimat, B.C., Robin MacKenzie, Surrey, B.C.; grandchildren, Shane Leuck, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Sheldon Leuck, Halifax, N.S., Doreen Davis, England, Rebecca Murray, Tatamagouche, N.S., Kyle Murray, Truro, N.S., Aaron Johnson, Trenton, N.S., Sarah Clyke, Toronto, Ontario, Gilbert Johnson, St. John’s Newfoundland, Freyah MacKenzie, Terrace, B. C., Jessie Cudmore, Terrace, B.C., Hayward Poole, Surrey, B.C., Morgan Poole, Surrey, B.C.; 11 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren; 4 sisters, Mary, Hester, Beryl, Ann (Maurice), and brother Jack.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Margaret (MacIvor) Allan, her husband Douglas MacKenzie; 3 brothers, Maxwell, Bruce, Silver and sister Mildred; 4 grandchildren, Arnold, Anders, Gretel and Maxwell.
A memorial for Doreen, will be held on November 10th at 2:00 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 134 Baxter Avenue, Kitimat, B.C.
A tea to follow at Riverlodge.
The family wishes to express their thanks for the care provided by Dr. H. Mills and his staff, Paul and the staff of Rainforest Wellness Pharmacy, the home support workers, community nurses and the nurses of the Kitimat hospital.
Special thanks to those wonderful friends who lovingly cared for our mother during her hospital stay.