George Freeman MACKENZIE


George Freeman MacKenzie 57, passed peacefully from this world on Monday October 13, 2014 while visiting his family in Glace Bay, N.S. George was preceded in death by his father Melvin James MacKenzie and has left behind his mother May MacKenzie (Green). George also leaves behind his children; Scott (Courtnee), Susan (Wade, and Karen; his beloved grandson Logan; and the mother of his children Peggy. George also leaves his siblings Melva, Christene (Hugh), Kathy (Ray), Jimmy and Cheryl (Gary). Born in Glace Bay in 1957, George, with his family, moved west in 1995 and lived throughout Alberta and British Columbia. He had successful career as a millwright and then as a Mechanical Engineering Technologist in the forestry and oilfield sectors where he took advantage of his people and leadership skills filling several supervisory roles. George enjoyed spending his off time with his children and especially his grandson Logan. He was well known for his quick wit and humor which endeared him to all who knew him. George will always be remembered as a loving son, husband and father. As per George’s wishes cremation has taken place. He was interred in Black Brook Cemetery, Cape Breton, N. S. A memorial will be held in Sylvan Lake Lion’s Hall November 2, at 2 pm to celebrate George’s life. The family is welcoming any who knew and loved him to share their stories. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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