Alan MacKenzie

Obituary of Alan Scott MacKenzie

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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Alan Scott MacKenzie, at home in Scotch Hill, on November 27, 2021, at the age of 79. Alan spent most of his life doing what he loved most, which was farming. He was not afraid of hard work and kept at it until the end. He was a school bus driver for 37 years with an accident-free record. (You would not know how this was possible if you looked at his own vehicles!) He made many friends over the years and enjoyed his Wednesday nights having coffee with the boys over town. Alan spent his younger years playing and coaching hockey. He was a Past President of his local CUPE union for the Pictou County Municipal School Board and was on committees for negotiations for the Local 3890 CUPE for CCRSB. Alan was a part of the Pictou County Cattlemen’s Association. He was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir over the years and enjoyed cooking at the annual Turkey Dinner (making the best turnips around!). Alan helped run Maxine’s Greenhouse for many years and loved catching up with returning customers each season. Alan also had a business with his sons help, cutting, splitting, and delivering wood. When he had spare time he loved reading western novels, watching western movies and going to the exhibitions, but most of all, he loved his family, the bigger the houseful, the better. He loved having company and no one ever had to worry about leaving his place hungry. Leaving to mourn are his devoted wife and best friend of 46 years, Maxine Cook, his children Jeff (Missy), Jennifer (Mark) Dykstra, Jamie (Tanya), Janice Hiltz (Mike); stepchildren, Archie (Debbie), Cindy Cook, Wanda Goodall, Joyce (Teddy) Mattinson; sister Marilyn Clements, chosen brother, Red (Cheryl) MacKean, stepbrother Ross (Ruth) Campbell; grandchildren Zac and Zoe MacKenzie, Ryan, Nick, and Adam Dykstra, Brooke, Danica, and Tyler MacKenzie, Dylan and Mason Hiltz, Tammy Kehoe, Mundy Avery, Tyler Noskiye, Kala Robichaud, Michael Browning, Lee and Roy Goodall, TJ and Tiffany Mattinson, and Rachael Darragh, and 10 great grandchildren (he had a special spot for Toby McKay) and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John William MacKenzie and Muriel Ida (MacKean) Campbell; stepfather John Campbell; brother Bruce MacKenzie and in infancy son, James Robert. The family will receive visitation in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, 256 King Street, New Glasgow on Wednesday, December 1st from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral will take place in Scotsburn Bethel Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glen Matheson officiating on Thursday, December 2nd at 11:00 am. Masks and double vaccinations will be required to attend visitation and funeral services. Donations may be made to Bethel Cemetery or a charity of your choice. www.angusfuneralhomes.com
Wednesday
1
December

Visitation

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
H.W. Angus Funeral Home
256 King Street, New Glasgow
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-752-2545
Thursday
2
December

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Bethel Presbyterian Church
Scotsburn
Scotsburn, Nova Scotia, Canada
Thursday
2
December

Interment

11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Bethel Cemetery
Scotsburn
Scotsburn, Nova Scotia, Canada

Donations

Donations in memory of Alan may be made to Bethel Cemetery or a charity of your choice.

PROOF OF VACCINATION

Masks are mandatory and proof of double vaccinations will be required to attend the visitation or the funeral service.
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