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MacKenzie; Marjorie Elizabeth

Posted By Obits On July 13, 2017 @ 3:50 pm In Obituaries | 16 Comments

MacKenzie, Marjorie, Elizabeth – 94, Liverpool, NS
The family of Marjorie MacKenzie is saddened to announce that she passed away, at home, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
Born in Lapland, Lunenburg Co., she was the oldest child of Byron and Gladys (Bolivar) Zwicker.
Initially educated in a one room school in Lapland, then completing her high school diploma by correspondence, she attended the provincial Normal College in Truro graduating as a teacher in 1944. She began her teaching career in Lower Branch LaHave, back in a one room school setting. After several years teaching in rural schools, she accepted a position with the Liverpool school system where she taught various elementary grades.
Living in Liverpool she met and married Arthur MacKenzie, a professional engineer at Bowater Mersey Paper Co. She left teaching to concentrate on raising her family. When her children were older, she returned and continued to teach until her retirement.
A long time member of the Liverpool United Baptist Church congregation, she was always active in church activities and woman’s groups, leading devotions and various programs through the years. She is remembered by many for her contributions to church social life always ready to perform one of her signature skits. In retirement years, she took a leadership role with the Senior Woman’s Missionary Society as Vice-President and President through the 1990’s and 2000’s.
Marjorie was also active in the Gorham Chapter of the IODE, eventually serving as Regent and Secretary for several years. She was elected as a delegate to several provincial and national IODE conferences travelling across Canada to represent the local chapter.
Revered by family, neighbors and friends she spent her later years quietly at home.
Marjorie is survived by her children Robert, Toronto, Susan, Ottawa, and grandchildren Nicole, Graeme, Rachel and Alexander.
She was pre-deceased by her husband of 50 years Arthur, brother Kenneth, Bridgewater and sister Marion (Spicer) Bridgewater.
No visitation by request. Funeral services will be held in Liverpool United Baptist Church on Sunday, July 16 at 2 PM. with Reverend Richard Bristo officiating. A private internment will be held in the United Baptist Church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Liverpool United Baptist Church. On-line condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Cathy Stewart on July 13th, 2017 4:09 pm

Robert & Family,

Robert, my sincere condolences on the passing of your mom.

Hold on to all the great memories you shared down through the years, as those memories will carry you through the difficult times.

Take Care and with sympathy,

Condolence from Linda Trainor on July 13th, 2017 6:48 pm

To the family of Marjorie, So sorry to hear of her passing. As a member of the WWT & a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels, I met your MOM. She was such a sweet lady & wished I had visited her more often. She will be missed. Take Care & GOD Bless!

Condolence from Phyllis Leaman on July 13th, 2017 7:32 pm

Although I haven’t been in contact with Marjorie over the past few years,I vividly remember what a lovely lady I had the priviledge of knowing, of friendly chatting and of teaching, with this pleasant lady .Condolences to her family, of whom I have never met.

Condolence from Cookie Trainor on July 13th, 2017 8:31 pm

Susan and family.
On behalf of Gorham Chapter IODE. we would like to send our condolence to you and your family. Your Mom was very involved in IODE and we certainly missed her at the meetings once she couldn’t attend anymore. A couple of us from the Chapter went to visit her before Christmas and took a gift from the Chapter. She vertainly remembered us and we add a nice visit. We didn’t stay long as we did not want to tire her out. She was such a graceful lady and we always enjoyed her at the meetings. Sometimes she sure kept us on our toes when we drifted away and she put us back on track. So sorry for your loss. I am sure you have many memories of her over the years. Our prayers are with all of you in the family.
Lorraine (Cookie) Trainor, President, Gorham Chapter IODE.

Condolence from Barb Kempton Fralic on July 13th, 2017 8:34 pm

Susan, Robert and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Sherri Miller on July 14th, 2017 6:48 am

Robert and Susan,
I was so sorry to hear you of your Mom’s passing.She was such a great person and a pleasure to have had as a client.She will be missed by many.Our condolences to you and your families at this difficult time.

Condolence from Rosalee Smith on July 14th, 2017 9:21 am

To Marjorie’s family – so sorry for your loss. I remember her lovely smile and her gentle but quick wit. Also remember her enjoying playing bridge.

Condolence from Marie Lamrock on July 14th, 2017 9:21 am

To Marjorie’s family:

I met this dear lady through church and after seeing her perform her Queen skit, I always called her “Her Majesty”. When I called her and I would ask if this was “Her Majesty” she knew who was calling. Marjorie was such a lovely woman and joy to visit. I am so fortunate to have know her. My condolences to you all – heaven has received another angel.

Condolence from Trina and John Langley on July 14th, 2017 6:34 pm

So sorry for your loss.She was a sweet lady and never complained.So easy to please.We will certainly miss her.Sorry not going to make the service.Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Alan & Bonnie Hirtle on July 15th, 2017 5:49 am

Robert,Susan and families, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers/ grandmothers passing. I have fond memories of when your mother and father would come to the farm in Lapland to spend some time as I lived on the neighboring farm. It was always nice to have a chat with your folks and I will be thinking of those times over the next few days. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and .prayers .

Condolence from Nancy Hanley (Wells) on July 15th, 2017 8:59 pm

Susan,Robert and family

So sorry to hear of your mom’ s passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed in the neighbourhood. May God be with you through the difficult days ahead

Condolence from Karen & Alex Koundakjian on July 16th, 2017 10:40 am

Bob, Susan and families,

Our deepest sympathies to the entire family on the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Condolence from Janet Blackbird on July 16th, 2017 4:59 pm

To Robert, Susan and families,

My thoughts are with you at this time.

Condolence from Kim Masland, MLA Queens-Shelburne on July 18th, 2017 3:37 pm

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to your family on the loss of your loved one. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Wayne Montgomery on July 21st, 2017 12:15 am

To Robert and Susan:

Tho’ my memories of visiting your Mom and Dad on vacations are faint, I remember a strong woman of character and integrity. Peace to all the family!

Condolence from Gretchen Peveril on August 5th, 2017 10:16 am

Thinking of your mom again today and wanted to send off my thoughts of sympathy to your family. Marjorie was a cousin to my father, Eric Crouse, who was also born and raised in Lapland. Your grandmother, Gladys Bollivar, was a sister to my grandmother, Viola Bollivar.

I had the pleasure to meet Marjorie a few years ago when researching for my family history project for the Lapland cemeteries – I believe she bought one of my books.

Your mom will be missed, but I am sure will have left you with many wonderful memories!

Gretchen (Crouse) Peveril
Lapland, NS

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