MacKENZIE; Hilda (nee Dosso)

December 20, 1930 ~ February 20, 2016

Hilda MacKenzie (nee Dosso), passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord on February 20, 2016 at Abbotsford, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Donald MacKenzie in 2006, her parents William (Bill) Benjamin Dosso in 1969 and Helena (Lena) Dosso (Doerksen) in 1992, her brother Edward in 1946, and sisters Mary Goshulak in 1994, Katherina Rich in 2009, Helen Dubland in 2014 and Anna Caseby in 2015. She is survived by her brother, Harry (Martha) Dosso, Victoria and sister, Edna (Lloyd) Mackey, Surrey, ten nieces and nephews and her MacKenzie step-family. Hilda was born in 1930 and grew up on a farm near Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. It was in her youth that she accepted Christ as her Saviour. In 1947 her family moved to a small farm in Chilliwack, BC. She completed her High School in Vancouver; graduated from Briercrest Bible College in Caronport, Saskatchewan; and later became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked at Woodlands School, New Westminster; Virginia Mason Hospital and Group Health Hospital, both in Seattle. Her interest in Christian Missions led to terms of service at the Japanese Evangelical Mission in Three Hills, Alberta, and at World Missions to Children in Grants Pass, Oregon. In 1975 she married Donald MacKenzie whom she had met in Seattle. A short time later, they moved to Fort St. John where they operated a janitorial service for 20 years. Upon retirement they moved to Abbotsford, BC. While in Abbotsford they attended the Sevenoaks Alliance Church, and enjoyed their many friends and extended family. Upon her husband’s passing in 2006, she took up residence at the Menno Terrace East Assisted Living suites in Abbotsford, and lived there until two weeks before her death which occurred in adjacent Menno Hospital. Many thanks are extended to the staff at Terrace East, Menno Hospital, Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Dr. James Warkentin and Gateway Health and Wellness Centre, for care given especially during her final weeks. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 1pm at Woodlawn Funeral Chapel, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of flowers, the family would encourage donations to: Mennonite Benevolent Society, 32945 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford, BC V2S 1K1 and/or Sevenoaks Alliance Church, 2575 Gladwin Rd., Abbotsford, BC V2T 3N8. Online condolences to the family may be made at: www.woodlawnfh-abbotsford.com

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