MacKENZIE, Alice I.


MacKENZIE, Alice Isabel – age 85, of River John passed away October 23rd, 2019 in the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Alice was a daughter of the late Seldon and Greta (Brown) Heighton and was predeceased by common law husband, Lawson Robar; siblings, Thomas Heighton, Mildred Sillers, Donald and Raymond Heighton. Alice is survived by 8 children, Sharon (Gary) Johnson, Donna MacKenzie, Mildred “Mim” (Reg) Baillie, Seldon (Marion), Elaine MacLellan, Neil (Lynne), Blake and Tanya; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and brothers, Alvin and Roderick. Music was an important part of her life, while growing up, her family held kitchen parties and she was a member of the choir at Glen Haven Manor. Alice loved to go places and for drives. Lawson and Alice would go on adventures exploring new roads, finding special fishing holes and special times together. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Alice began cooking for the fisherman at the cookhouse at Skinner’s Cove and then went on to cooking for construction companies all over Nova Scotia. After retiring from cooking she enjoyed socializing at Tim Horton’s and playing Bingo. Eventually she would find her home at Glen Haven Manor, where she participated in all social events and outings. The staff at the Manor treated her like family. Alice’s family would like to thank the staff for their care and love given to her during her stay, especially in her final months. Donations in her memory may be made to the Pictou County SPCA.