Helen Mary MCKENZIE (nee Demers)

Fern McKenzie

MCKENZIE, Helen Mary (nee Demers) Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 20, 2010 at the age of 102. She was born February 7, 1908 in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. In 1912 her family moved to Calgary, Alberta. She married Harold McKenzie in 1934. They spent many happy years in Calgary, Regina, and Vancouver. Their retirement years were enjoyed in Kelowna. Helen was predeceased in 1980 by her loving husband. She is survived by her two children, Joyce Hurley of Kelowna, BC and Grant McKenzie of Vancouver, BC, as well as seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Helen joined the Catholic Women’s League in Calgary as a teenager. She was a devoted member of her parish wherever she lived. She enjoyed her family and friends, travelling, playing bridge and square-dancing. The family is deeply grateful to Dr. Wendy Wickstrom and Dr. Rosalie Swart and to the staff at Orchard Manor, Hawthorn Park for their loving care of Helen. Special thanks to Ethel for her extraordinary dedication. Much appreciation to Diane for her wonderful kindness. Prayers will be recited Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday March 3, 2010 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation, #4-1551 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

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