Mary S. MacKenzie, 88 of MacKinnon St., Antigonish, passed away May 22, 2019 at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital. Born December 7, 1930 in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland she was a daughter of the late Edward and Minnie (O'Brien) Freeman. She left home at the age of 16 to attend the Halifax Infirmary School of Nursing. She was a practicing OR nurse when she met her long time friend and love, A. Gregory MacKenzie. They were married in 1958 and moved to Antigonish to start their family.
Mary was a very active member of the community. She was recognized by the Catholic Women’s League of Canada, The Canadian Red Cross Society, and the Victorian Order of Nurses for her faithful and exceptional services. She was a member of St. Ninian’s Parish, attended church weekly, and willingly volunteered her time when needed. She was a member of St. Martha's Hospital Auxiliary for many years, participated in fundraising activities such as the Mayfest and volunteered at the Hospital Gift Shop. Mary was an inspiration in every group of which she was involved.
She was a member of the Greenwold Bridge Club, enjoyed playing cards with her friends, going for daily walks down Main Street with her daughter, and getting dressed up for community and church events. The times she enjoyed the most were the times she spent with family and friends.
Mary is survived by her children Sheila (Peter) Kidd , David (Marlene), Cathy (Ralph) MacNeil, Stephen (Margaret); her 10 grandchildren Jennifer, Mark, Kyle, Katie, Cody, Rachel, Kendra, Megan, Greg and Stephanie; sisters Sheila and Kathleen, along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, A. Gregory MacKenzie (1993), parents and brother Edward.
Visitation will be held Sunday, May 26th from 2:00-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00 pm in MacIsaac Funeral Home, 61 Pleasant St., Antigonish. Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 pm in St. Ninian's Cathedral on Monday, May 27. Reception to follow. Family flowers only, please. Donations may be made to the VON. Many thanks to the amazing doctors and nurses in the palliative care unit for their incredible care and compassion. www. MacIsaacs.ca