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Mildred Anne McKenzie

Dec 9, 1936 - Mar 3, 2022

Service

Friday, March 11, 2022
1:00 pm
A Prayer Service will be held from the St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church on Friday, March 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM
A Celebration of Mildred's life will be held from the Lou Soppit Community Centre on Friday March 11, 2022 around 3 PM, following the committal service in Pine Grove Cemetery

Interment

Pine Grove Cemetery

Obituary

Mildred Anne McKenzie (December 9, 1936 - March 3, 2022)

Mildred Anne McKenzie (nee Smart) was born in Crossfield, Alberta on December 9, 1936 to Charles and Elieita Smart. She was raised on a farm east of Crossfield. As a child, she developed a love for music; taking piano, and singing lessons.

She met the love of her life, Ed McKenzie, and they were married at Stauffer, Alberta in 1954.They embarked on a great adventure together - building up a successful outfitting business while running a farm, and having a large family.

After the death of Ed in 1994, Milly took some time to heal by traveling and soul searching. Eventually, she bonded with Lorne Goff over shared interests, and the two were married in 2006.

Mildred was very strong in her Catholic faith. She loved her family dearly, and had a passion for music, mountains, and horses.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ed McKenzie, granddaughter, Nicole McKenzie, son, Russ McKenzie, son in law, Evan Dahms, and husband Lorne Goff.

Mildred is survived by her children, Ron McKenzie (Laurie), Patricia Dahms, Tom McKenzie (Tracy), Randy McKenzie (Lana), Bonnie Perreault (Gil), Linda Collinson (Scott), Shelley Schenk (Kelly), Darren McKenzie (Angela), as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Condolences

Alita & Phil Hermary:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Millie's positive zest for life showed through in all she did. So many memories, so many years, a life well lived, and loved by all.

Sarah Cubby:

What a great lady Millie was. I will always remember her beautiful singing of Ave Maria. She will be missed by her parish family and I am so pleased that I got to know her. Always kind, smiling and ready for a hug. Heaven’s got a good un!!

Eric MacInnis and Joan Northen MacInnis:

Please accept our condolences on the loss of your wonderful Millie. She was a powerful presence within both our St. Matthew Parish and Rocky Mountain House communities. Among her many other kindnesses, Millie was always willing to share her talents as a respected Leader of Music Liturgy and we will always remember her fondly. God bless.
Eric and Joan

Ernie and Lorraine Murias :

Our sincere condolences and prayers are with all of you. Your mom was a truly wonderful lady! Treasure your many great memories.

Todd Leavitt:

Auntie Milly brings many great memories. Family reunions at Uncle Ed's & Aunt Millie's were epic. Good food and even though we also came off a farm, we were occasionally called "city boys". We would get on that oil barrel and hold on!. Also, a life long memory was going as a family on horse back into Blue Lake. My condolences and prayers, heaven will be a little brighter.

Connie and Tony Cadrain:

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of this wonderful lady! She was a truely amazing human being, that showed her love for her God, her family and her friends in all the wonderful deeds she did so humbly. She will be missed by many. Hugs to all her family, from Tony and Connie Cadrain

Dawn & Donn Mason/Meryl & Ernest Campbell:

Thinking of you all at this especially difficult time; your mother was a true matriarch of her family and she has left quite a legacy to carry on...please accept our Sincere condolences

Debra and Marjorie Thomas:

We send to you all our deepest condolences with your loss of your beautiful mother.
Many memories of adventures and much laughter with Millie, a loss of a singing angel. Sending our love and hugs and may God bless you with the strength to carry you through your time of grief.

Louise Bruns:

I have many fond memories of Millie through our shared love of music and the mountains. She loved being on stage with Northern Crossing Concert Choir and several musicals in the spring. She shared her beautiful voice in the music ministry at St. Matt’s and her solid faith with all those around her. She will be dearly missed.

Terry (Lund) Halemba :

Heaven has received a beautiful Angel. Love and prayers to the family.

Bunne vanwart :

My sincere condolences to you and the family.

Rob & Sue Jennings:

We are very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts.

Roy and Donna Tomlinson and Thelma Lewis:

Our Sincere Condolences from our family to yours. Millie was a very special woman who will be missed.

Arlene Como:

Was on a pack trip back in the 90’s and I was privileged to enjoy the best outdoor cooking imaginable as prepared by Millie and her daughter in law. More recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Millie last June for the Seniors Week video project. She’s a true gem in every respect. My condolences to all of the family. An iconic woman, they don’t build them like that anymore.

Ian Murray:

So sorry for your loss she was a assume woman

Jim & Elaine Johnson:

Our most sincere condolences to all the Mackenzie Family! Milly became a huge part of our family in the short time we knew her. Blessings and prayers to everyone at this trying time.

Connie Madsen:

What a privilege to meet and get to know Millie through our days together at Northern Crossing. Our Community has lost a very special citizen. Sending our sincere condolences to all the family.
Jerry and Connie Madsen

Marilou Brummund:

Deepest sympathies to you and your family Bonnie. May your mom rest in peace.

Joy Harper:

I am so blessed to have known Millie and share beautiful conversations about God, family and life.
Hugs and love to family and friends

Cliff and Myrena Miller:

Milly was an amazing lady. She was a positively caring and a sincere woman who brought forth joy to all she met. Milly was dedicated to the Catholic faith and was involved in the music ministry. We enjoyed her profound love of participating with every parish function. There are many attributes that Milly possessed which we have not mentioned above. However, in our hearts and mind she will be dearly missed and we regard her as a woman of great integrity and grace.

We extend our sincere sympathy to all of her family and friends at this very time of their great loss.

Bob Kreutzer:

Our condolences to all the families.

Bernie and Leland Visotto:

Millie will be remembered as a kind and talented matriarch - not just to her own children but to all the friends of her kids. Our condolences to all her loved ones.

Jamie Gallagher :

So sorry to hear of Millie’s passing. I had the pleasure of meeting Millie while helping Lorne through the end stages of his health issues. She was a genuinely beautiful person, always helpful and welcoming. She gave me trouble a few times for taking my shoes off to enter her home. She always told me not to worry and I’d always respond with “my mother would not be happy with me making extra work for you”. She’d chuckle and smile and lead me to Lorne’s room asking me questions and gathering information along the way. She was kind and beautiful and will always hold a special place in my heart. Sending love and healing. Jamie

Glen & Mary Waskewitch:

Condolences to the McKenzie family, we will miss Mama Millie, She was and always be a big part of our lives moving forward.

Warren and Diana Randall:

We are very saddened to hear of Milly’s passing. She was an amazing woman and a great inspiration in her faith life and just in life in general. She had such an incredibly beautiful voice, how I loved hearing her sing. She most definitely touched my heart in a special way. I feel so fortunate to have been a part of her life and will miss her very much. May God bless you all during your time of grief to bring you peace and strength.
Warren and Diana

Sylvia Pedrazzini:

I am very sorry to hear about Millie. I always enjoyed chatting with her.

Krista and Alex Aasman:

Our condolences to the McKenzie family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I will never forget the robust joyful way Millie sang Happy Birthday to the kids. Her love for song and music was passed on to many of her kids and grandkids. She really did leave a legacy.

Much love
Krista and Alex

Ross Harder:

My family sends sincere condolences to all the McKenzie families!!

Geraldine Haney:

So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Please except my sincere condolences.

Terry (Lund) Halemba :

My love and prayers to the family. Millie was such a special lady.

Laurie Wedman:

My sincere condolences to the McKenzie family,
I was saddened by the news of your Mom’s passing. She was a great lady and I have fond memories of enjoying a cup of cowboy coffee at her table. I will always remember her beautiful singing voice, it was so impressive. She will be sadly missed in the community. Hugs to you all!

Glenda May:

I am sorry to hear of Milly’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be deeply missed. My deepest condolences to her family.

Brian &Joey Williamson :

Sending our deepest condolences to all the McKenzie Families,, Brian has many memories of coming over to the house after school ,,your mother was a true matriarch of the family ,, a very hard working strong lady ,, cherish all the memories of your mother close to your heart ,, know that we are thinking of you all at this difficult time ,

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