Helen Irene MacKenzie passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side at the Seaforth Community Hospital on Thursday, November 3, 2011. She was just one day shy of her 92nd birthday.
Helen MacKenzie (nee Brown) of Seaforth, was predeceased by her husband, Gordon MacKenzie in 1997.
She was loving mother of Sharon MacKenzie of London and Rick MacKenzie of Morrisburg, and dear sister-in-law of Dorothy Papple (the late William) of Egmondville.
Helen will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews as well as her “adopted” family Walter and Rose, Sandra and Frank, Margo and their families.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Olive Brown, Leeta Boxall (William), Doris Drever (Howard); by her brothers-in-law Kenneth MacKenzie, Leslie MacKenzie and Ross MacKenzie; and by sister-in-law Lillian Laing-Bayton (Robert Laing and Mel Bayton).
Helen was a member of Northside United Church in Seaforth as well as the Royal Canadian Legion.
Friends visited the family at McGlynn Family Funeral Home (formerly Whitney-Ribey Funeral Home) at 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Sunday, November 6, 2011, from 2-4 p.m. Visitation continued on Monday, November 7, 2011, at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of Helen’s funeral service to celebrate her life at 2 p.m. Rev. Mary Fletcher officiated. Cremation followed.
A luncheon was held at Northside United Church immediately following the service.
Memorial donations to the Seaforth Community Hospital, Northside United Church or a charity of choice would be appreciated.
Helen’s memorial can be visited at www.mcglynnfamilyfuneralhome.com