MacKenzie MacIver, Jean Katherine


1924 - 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and friend to so many, in her 96th year.

Jean Katherine MacKenzie was gently lifted from this earth, by the gracious hands of her Lord, in the early morning hours of December 30th, 2020, while she was sleeping, after a brief stay in hospital.

Jean was predeceased by her son Dale and leaves to mourn her children, Dalton (Mary), Dannie, Gloria (Jacques Carrier), Barbara and Kevin. She was the loving Grandmother of 13, ranging in age from 49 years to 12 years, as well as 16 Great-Grandchildren and 4 step Grandchildren. Loving wife of 48 years, to Alexander MacIver, until his passing in 1994.

Born in Milan, Quebec in July of 1924 to John N. MacKenzie and Christie Murray, Jean grew up on the Yard road and was the only child after the loss of her older brother, John, soon after his birth. She was instilled, from her early beginnings with a deep faith in God and lived her life in his service as well as living up to the 9 attributes as stated in Galatians Chapter 5, Verses 22 – 23: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.

After marrying a railroad man, the family started life in Lake Megantic Quebec, before moving to Scotstown in 1961 and then to Sherbooke in 1968 where Jean would live for the remainder of her life. While her life had many challenges, as do many of ours, she met each one head on and persevered, working hard to raise her children in a loving environment, at times, she made do with little, if it meant that her children could have a little more. After the passing of her husband, Jean began a new life, as a 70 year old widow. Family and friends, visiting, dancing, church events, bowling and driving herself and others to some of these activities in her 1985 Cadillac Deville, where her joys. She sadly lost her special friend, Lynn Peasley in 2000.

She was a 67-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, a Director on the board of the Echo Vale Cemetery, a dear and caring friend, and the rock of her family.

While she will be so very missed by all her family, she had so many friends that were near and dear to her that will miss her as well, maybe none more than her best friend, these past so many years, Alice Price.

A graveside service and interment will be held in April or May at Echo Vale Cemetery in Marsboro, Quebec. The date will follow, in a public announcement in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 256 Queen Street, Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), Quebec, J1M 1K6, would be greatly appreciated.

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29 messages received

Jean MacIver

Our deepest sympathies to the MacIver family. Lovely lady who always greeted you with a smile....

Jay and Jean Morrison , January 5, 2021

The family

We're very sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs MacIver. My parents , Doug & Mabel Mackay were great friends of hers. Dad called her Mrs Maceevers. My husband called she & Alice Price " The White Nuns" because of the long white dresses in the Eastern Star. She was a wonderful, lovely lady & will be missed by many.
Wendy Mackay & Ross Aulis

Wendy Mackay, January 5, 2021

The Family

And with her went, Gaelic; subtle humour; history; dancing and a sweet smile of welcome whenever someone turned up to visit. Deepest sympathy family, she is just supposed to be there for all of us who knew her.

Mary Gaulin White, January 5, 2021


our deepest sympathy to the family that i knew well she was a dear sweet lady from don and sue macaskill

don macaskill, January 6, 2021

The MacKenzie Maciver family

Sorry to hear this .
Please accept our sympathies.

David & Helga Price, January 6, 2021

The Family

What a dear sweet lady Jean was! She will be missed!
My Father was very happy to have Jean in his life.
I will miss our visits when I come to Sherbrooke.
My deepest sympathy to the family.
Janice (Peasley) Klann

Janice (Peasley) Klann, January 6, 2021

To Jean's family

So sorry to hear of Jean's passing. She used to come to Church with us and go to Tim Horton's after for lunch.
We will miss her friendship. She was a kind and witty lady.
Pauli & Pam Goodenough

Pamela & Pauline Goodenough, January 6, 2021

Kevin & Gloria and family

So sorry to hear of Jean's passing. My mom ( Betty Foryth) and Uncle Doug ( MacKenzie) spoke often of her and it was so nice to meet her and the family at Hazel's 90th birthday party at Kevins.

Jane Woodliffe ( Forsyth), January 6, 2021

Dannie and Family

Sad to hear the news that your Mom had passed away. Jean was such a lovely, genteel lady and a wonderful friend to our Mom. How they loved to speak the Gaelic and share a cup of tea! She will be missed.
Condolences to you all.
Mary (Morrison) Stone

Mary Stone, January 6, 2021

To All the Family

So sorry to hear of Jean's passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many for her kindness, beautiful smile and sense of humour.

Our deepest sympathy to all her family and friends.

Linda Raymond Deacon & Roy Sylvester

Linda Raymond Deacon, January 7, 2021

Kevin, Dannie, Gloria and Barb

Your mother's heart was warm and her spirit strong. Through years of impactful changes in your lives, she was always present with unwavering support and understanding.. a ROCK ..

"A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend."

My thoughts and love are with you all,

Moe xx

Maureen Patrick, January 7, 2021


I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Sending sympathies to you and your family.

Barbara Laramee , January 7, 2021

Jean MacIver

To kind woman who was like a second Mom to me .many times in the kitchen on Quebec street getting ready for hockey with Kev . How we would tease her and get that smile from her. Saying the two of you are full of shit and better tow the line. Many good memories with her and the family
My condolences she will live forever in my heart and I will miss her ❤️

Cal Peck, January 7, 2021

Kevin and Family

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your dear mother. A beautifully written tribute. 96 years, such a full life by any standard. May she Rest In Peace. God bless,
Jo-Ann PYE and Family

Jo-Ann Pye, January 7, 2021

To the Maclver Family

Our deepest sympathy to the family we will miss you Rest In Peace

Allan. Debbie. Jeff. MacDonald, January 7, 2021

Kevin and family

I want to give you my most sincere sympathies . I always enjoyed visiting with Jean . She always had a smile. Such a great lady. RIP Jean .

Corey Bellam, January 7, 2021

Danny and families

Our sympathy in the loss of your Mom

Barb and Murray Ward, January 7, 2021

Kevin, Gloria, Dannie, Barbara, Dalton

We send you our heartfelt sympathies. Your Mom was a great lady, so well respected and much loved. She always teased Bing particularly when it came to the MacIver tartan, and he loved it. We will miss her.

Wendy and Bing

Wendy Patrick, January 7, 2021

The Family

Our sincerest sympathies to all the family, may she rest in peace.

Mike and Marilyne Belanger, January 7, 2021

Kevin and family

So sorry for your loss.

Donna Bray, January 7, 2021

The family

Our deepest condolences to the family. Jean was a very lovely lady.

Bill & Geraldine Murray, January 7, 2021

Dannie, Gloria, Jacques Carrier, Barbara and Kevin

I am very sorry for your loss. She was a very determined woman and I always enjoyed chating with her. She always had a philosophical way of looking at things and she would put them in perspective. I know you will miss her greatly. Please accept my deapest sympathy.

Fiona Lortitch, January 7, 2021

The family of Jean MacIvet

On behalf of the Session, Congregation and myself, Rev. Susan Smith, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to you all. Jean was a wonderful lady and a gentle soul and a faithful disciple of the Lord.
In the just over 3 years I have ministered at St. Andrew's, Lennoxville, Jean rarely missed church, other than illness or bad weather. She will be greatly missed by all. May God bless you and comfort you and surround you with his love and peace.

Rev. Susan Smith, January 8, 2021

MacIver Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
A very warm, kind and witty woman. She was such a fountain of information whenever I needed to trace my roots.
We will miss you dear friend.

Gail (Nicholson) & Dale Farrell, January 8, 2021

Jean Maciver

The Family
Our deepest sympathy to all the family.
She was a lovely lady with a great smile, laugh & sense of humor. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Ruth & Ellis Peasley

Ellis Peasley, January 8, 2021

All the family

We will miss Jean greatly at church a great friend of my mom as they called each other twins only two months between their births as we lost mom in 2020 as well, our deepest sympathies !!

Kelly + Linda, January 9, 2021

To all the family

I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Jean's passing -- I first met her in 1976 while her parents were living in Scotstown. What happy memories, of their kindness, and their welcome every time I visited. I will always remember when Jean's mother and father were in the Nursing Home in Sherbrooke , Jean was the epitome of devotion and grace, a very special daughter to them, and a wonderful friend to all who knew her. Jean was also the last of her generation whose mother-tongue was Gaelic – she soon became fluent in English and French, though would speak Gaelic to her parents and also with her husband Alex. She had a wonderful sense of humour and fun, as well as such kind and caring ways. She will be much missed.
My sincere condolences to Jean's family – may all your cherished memories always be with you.
Margaret Bennett (in Scotland)

Margaret Bennett, January 10, 2021

Kevin , Dannie et la famille

En mon nom et au nom des membres de la Légion Royale Canadienne filiale 10 de Sherbrooke recevez nos très sincères condoléances et l'expression de notre sympathie la plus profonde.
Guy Marchessault

Guy Marchessault, January 11, 2021

Dan and the whole family

My deepest sympathy to you and the whole family. Jean was a very special person and the whole room lit up when she entered.

Terry Peasley, January 11, 2021

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