Stanley Francis MacKenzie

Passed 06/09/2024


Obituary For Stanley Francis MacKenzie

Stanley Francis MacKenzie, 1929-2024 It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Stanley (Stan), on Sunday May 9th, with his wife and children by his side. His wife , Delores, and his children Brenda(Simone), and Gary, as well as his grandsons Jason (Melissa), Great Granddaughter (Maria) were his pride and joy. He will be greatly missed by his entire family and friends. Dad was born and raised in Woodside and was predeceased by his siblings, Ken, Austin, Harvey, and Walter, Leona, and grandson Blake. His mother Mary died when he was only 14 years old, and he was raised by his father Seymour. Because Dad grew up with very little, he was determined to provide for his own family, so he put himself through St. Mary’s University, securing a job at the Imperial Oil Refinery. He was a great athlete in his younger years , excelling in baseball, hockey, curling, snooker and golf. He was fiesty , stubborn, witty, and often way to smart for his own good. He loved Seaside FM, puzzles, writing poems, riddles, logic, and finance, and he could often be found at the Halifax Casino. His famous line was, “ he won or broke even” . Good try Dad. Dad will miss his beautiful apartment on Baker Drive where he and mom lived until recently. Thanks Mel and Tammy for watching over our parents all these years. Last week he recited all of the counties of Nova Scotia for the Dr.’s, and as soon as he would start with Cumberland, Colchester, Pictou…….Gary and I would say, “ Oh no, here it comes”. Our family would like to Thank all the Dr’s, Nurses, and Staff on 3 West, and 5 East at the Dartmouth General Hospital for the kindness and compassion you showed to Stan and our family. A special Thank you to Dr’s Preston, Vantol, Russell, Duplisea, and Dr. Aaron Stroud (GP). Thank you to the wonderful Nurses, especially Patti and Maryssa. May Stan rest in peace with all the loved ones that passed before him.

We know you will be watching over us Dad.

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  • 06/22/2024

    Dear Brenda and Simone, we are sending our deepest sympathy to you both, and to Gary and your mom, on the passing of your beloved dad. Your love for and devotion to him was truly remarkable, and we know you will always be comforted knowing he is now at peace. Much love always, Sue & Kelly

  • 06/22/2024

    I have fond memories growing up next door to the MacKenzie's on Chittick Avenue for the first 13 years of my life. RIP Mr MacKenzie.

  • 06/22/2024

    Our deepest sympathies Deloris and Brenda, we will miss your Dad here at The Willow.We are glad that we had the chance to get to know him.

  • 06/19/2024

    Brenda, Simone, and family, We are saddened for your loss. Stan lived a full life. He will be greatly missed. Thinking of all of you as you navigate through this. Hold tight to the special memories of your dad Love, Sue and Andrea xo

  • 06/18/2024

    Stan and I shared an office at Esso way back in mid 1980s before he retired. He was a fine man Blair Tobin

  • 06/15/2024

    Thinking of all of you Brenda and Simone , your mom and brother at this difficult time with the loss of your father. So happy for you Brenda that you had all those lovely moments with your dad before his passing. You were an excellent daughter to him. Stan is at peace now. Sincerely Liz Pace

  • 06/14/2024

    With heartfelt Sympathy While nothing is harder than saying good-bye to someone you love .... May you find strength in knowing that Stan/your father will be a part of you forever. I'll keep you in my prayers Brenda Whebby

  • 06/14/2024

    Brenda , Simone, your Mom and brother; So sorry for your loss and trust as you have said he is now with his loved ones who have gone before him. This I too believe. May he rest in peace. Sandra Pace

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