It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Fred Mac Kenzie on Sunday, Aug.25 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Fred was the son of the late Frederick and Mildred (Boutilier) MacKenzie of River Ryan.
In his early years he worked in the mines but later became a proud member of Local 325, Plumbers and Pipefitters and travelled across Canada working at various construction sites.
He was predeceased by four sisters and their husbands: Theresa and John Fitzpatrick, Hilda and Bernie Gillis, Evie and Carl Campbell, and Nellie and Collie Gillis. He was also predeceased by one brother Joseph MacKenzie.
He is survived by his sister Charlotte (Neil) MacKenzie, and many nieces and nephews.
Although he was from New Waterford, he lived for many years in Glacé Bay with his long time partner, Sharon Stevenson, and was well loved by her nieces and nephews as well. He enjoyed travelling with Sharon throughout the Maritimes and even into eastern US showing the dogs he loved.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be held in the Parish of Saint Leonard, Mt. Carmel Avenue on Wednesday, August 28 at 10 am with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating and a reception to follow in the parish hall, Convent St. and all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Palliative Care at the Regional Hospital. To send online condolences, go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com
When I have come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me- but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take,
And each must go alone,
It’s all [art of the Master’s plan,
A step on the road to home,
When you are lonely and sick at heart,
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
Miss me – but let me go.