MACKENZIE Carol Jean
Mackenzie, Carol Jean, Brockville, ON. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Carol Jean Mackenzie on January 8, 2019. Carol was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, the daughter of the late Wilson and Lillian Lynds. After her marriage to husband Bob, she lived in Ithaca NY, Berkeley CA and for many years in Montreal where they raised their children and welcomed the arrival of three grandchildren. After retiring to Brockville in 2013, she was often seen at the Brockville YMCA in exercise classes or in the pool. Carol enjoyed gardening, cycling, hiking and cross-country skiing and was a passionate volunteer in the Palliative Care Program at the Brockville General Hospital. Carol had a trademark infectious smile that reflected her genuine interest in others. Carol is survived by her husband Robert, her children, Kevin (Cory); Lisa (Christopher); grandchildren Jackson, Duncan and Sydney; sisters, Patsy Spence; Gertrude (Hollis) Mcrae; Bonnie (Eugene) Roode; Lola Dunlap; Laura (Don) Shaw; Diane (Rod) Forbes; brother, David (Priscilla) Lynds and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Sharon; brothers in law Clarence McCallum, Luther Spence, and Roy Dunlap. Cremation was carried out in Brockville and in accordance with Carol’s wishes and there was no formal service at that time. Many friends met with the family at a reception held on January 12. Carol’s ashes will be interred following a graveside service on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Robie Street Cemetery in Truro, NS. Arrangements are under the direction of MattatallVarner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. A reception will follow from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at the Holiday Inn, 437 Prince St. Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Carol’s obituary on-line and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com.