Joseph N. Mackenzie
Christmas Island, Nova Scotia
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dad, Joseph N. Mackenzie, on Dec. 22, 2017, in the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital with loving family by his side.
Born Feb. 18, 1919, in Christmas Island, he was the son of the late Joseph Neil and Sarah Agatha (Bryden) Mackenzie and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Joe graduated from Sydney Academy in 1939 and went on to train at the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as a R.N. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a medical CPL. He was sent to La Chin P.Q. for basic training. He was posted to the Royal Canadian Air Force Hospital in Kelly Beach, North Sydney. He went on to Spotted Island, Labrador with 8CMU. He remained there with the construction unit for the winter as a Sgt. with the wireless radio and radar. The following summer, he was sent to Royal Canadian Air Force