D. IVAN MACKENZIE
Funeral service for the late Duncan ‘Ivan’ Mackenzie, 76, Lime Hill, Inverness County, was held November 20 in West Bay United Church with Reverend Donna Lovelace officiating. Burial was in Lime Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Mackenzie died November 15, 2018, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Duncan John and Johanna Jessie (Maclean) Mackenzie. As a teen, he guided American hunters in the Cape Breton Highlands. He was a graduate of the Maritime Forestry School, which led to a position at Nova Scotia Forest Industries in their woodlands department building roads. As a small business owner, he owned and operated Mackenzie Brothers Construction for close to 50 years. He was a longtime horse owner and supporter of harness racing in the Maritimes. He was past president of the Canadian Morgan Horse Association. In 2014, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Snowmobile Association of Nova Scotia. He was a life-time member of West Bay United Church, serving in many capacities and committees including clerk of session. He was a major supporter of many local initiatives and was a member of Sircom Lodge 66, Whycocomagh.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Vickie (Jolly); two daughters, Arlene Mackenzie (Wayne Jarvis), Red Deer, Alberta; Melissa Mackenzie (Dave Brooker), Hampton, New Brunswick; sister, Beverley Leonard, West Bay; two brothers, Wayne, West Bay Road; Steven (Joan), Fredericton; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Sheldon, Kenneth; brother-in-law, Lawrence Leonard.
Memorial donations may be made to West Bay United Church or to a charity of choice.
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