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