Kathleen MacKenzie

Obituary of Kathleen Bernice MacKenzie

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MacKENZIE, Kathleen B. Pictou With heavy hearts, the family of Kathleen Bernice “Pidgie” (Langille) MacKenzie announce her passing. Kathleen passed away peacefully in her home during the early morning hours of Saturday, May 14th, 2022, in the company of family. Kathleen was born in Cape John on September 6th, 1931 to Osborne and Annie Lillis (Heighton) Langille. She was the wife of George Kipling “Kay” MacKenzie. Katheen is survived by her children, Michael (Gail), Rick (Helen), Mary Anne (Wayne) and Scott (Suzanne); grandchildren, Shelley, Crystal, Amanda, Cody, Barbi, Veronica, Lisa, Jason, Tara, Frederick, Anthony, Gavin, Erica, and Sami. Kathleen will also be missed by her many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Kathleen was predeceased by the love of her life, Kay; daughters, Heather and Donna; sons, Barry and Gary; daughter-in-law, Aggie; son-in-law, Wayne; sisters Maisie and Lydie; brother, Alfred; and much loved special niece, Marie Morais. During her life, Kathleen enjoyed working in the housekeeping department at the Aberdeen Hospital, and made many lifelong friends during her years there. Above all, Kathleen loved her family and took pride in homemaking. Kathleen was the true matriarch of our family, the central pillar that lifted us up and held everything together. She loved going on drives with Kay, shopping trips with her daughters, and the summertime—especially the lobster that came with it, and time spent at the trailer in Braeshore. Sunny mornings spent listening to country music classics and trading stories with loved ones made for some of her favorite days. To be near Kathleen was not only to know her loving warmth and care, but to be at the mercy of her inescapably quick wit. Always keeping us on our toes with her sense of humor, she was spunky to the end; fast with comebacks and jokes, she filled each day with many blessings of laughter and joy. The family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the VON nurses, NP Santina Weatherby, and the staff at Fulmore’s Pharmacy who went above and beyond to help us care for Kathleen and allow her to make this journey comfortably and on her own terms. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place Saturday June 18 at Gladstone Cemetery with Rev. Mary-Beth Moriarity officiating. Reception will follow in Pictou United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathleen’s memory can be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.