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Gladys Mckenzie

December 6, 1917 - August 6, 2013


In the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 6, 2013, Gladys McKenzie passed away peacefully at the Kimberley Special Care Home at the age of 95 years.  Gladys was born on December 6, 1918 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, one of five siblings born to William and Mary Hay.  Gladys was the last surviving member of her family.  She passed away at almost exactly five months to the day of her husband, Ken McKenzie.

Gladys viewed her family as her first and foremost responsibility.  She was a stay at home mom and raised her family with pride.  She and her husband Ken loved to fish and camp and Mom was as avid at fishing as Dad.  They spent many hours together on the lakes in the area.  They truly did everything together and loved each other's company.  Gladys' two grandsons played hockey with the Kimberley Junior Dynamiters and she was an avid fan.  She would never miss a game if she could help it.  Mom loved to knit and crochet and we all have gifts of her handiwork to cherish.

Gladys married Ken McKenzie on August 25, 1945 in Kimberley.  Their marriage was blessed with two children, Rick and Heather.

Left to cherish her memory are two children Rick (Gerri) and Heather (Robert); five grandchildren Kim (Jason), Russ (Shelley), Melanie (Lee), Nicholas and Kent (Rebecca); three great grandchildren Kaitlyne (Bob), Brad and Kallie and one great great granddaughter, Harlow, who was Mom's “little ray of sunshine”.  Also left are his extended family Jen, Allison, Trevor, Andrew and their children Taylor, Zavin, River, Vann, Noah and Kubrick.  Gladys was predeceased by one sister, Thelma and three brothers, Walter, George and Albert as well as her parents, William and Mary Hay.

A very special thank you to the Staff of Garden View Village and the Kimberley Special Care Home for their loving care of Mom.

In honour of Gladys and Ken, there will be a Celebration of their Life held at the Kimberley Special Care Home, 386 – 2nd Ave., Kimberley on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the Pines Daybreak Room.  Memorial donations may be made in Gladys' memory to the Pines Memorial & Development Society c/o Bev Banks, 372 108th Ave., Kimberley, BC  V1A 1C6.  Condolences may be left for the family at




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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Brian Hay
Relation: nephew & wife

Our hearts reach out to you, Rick/Gerri; Heather/Bob and ALL the family with caring thoughts and deepest sympathy in the loss of a a Great lady. We remember Aunty Gladys’ gentle caring ways and spontaneous laughter

From: Kathy Wajda (Hay)
Relation: Niece

My deepest sympathy to Rick (Gerri) and Heather (Bob) and the rest of the family. Aunty Gladys always brightened my day and made me laugh. I will never forget playing cards with her on the camping /fishing trips when I was a young girl.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 16, 2013
Beginning at 1:00pm

386 - 2nd Avenue

Kimberley, BC Canada

Kimberley, BC Canada

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