Gloria Mackenzie

Passed away peacefully in Brockville on Friday, February 2, 2018. Gloria Mackenzie (Vaughan), at the age of 96 years. Born in Toronto to Robert Charles Vaughan C.M.G. and Henrietta Cheadle Vaughan. Raised and educated in Montreal. Attended Trafalgar School for girls and Elmwood in Ottawa, as well as McGill, Montreal Repertory Theatre, and O’Sullivan Business School.

Gloria married her childhood sweetheart, John Mackenzie. They lived in Halifax for four years during the war when John was serving in the Navy. In 1945, they returned to Montreal where they resided for 52 years until retiring to Brockville in 1997.

Gloria worked voluntarily for the Montreal Association for Retarded Children, serving two years as president of the Mount Royal Chapter. She was athletic and enjoyed her golf at Beaconsfield and Royal Montreal as well as badminton at Atwater Club.

John predeceased her after 67 years of marriage. Together they loved entertaining and were blessed with a host of friends from coast to coast. Surviving are their two dearly loved children, Kenneth Mackenzie (Wendy) of Calgary and Jill Russell (Alan) of Brockville. Also surviving are their five grandsons and two great granddaughters. She was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Vaughan and Dr. Peter Vaughan, and by her sister, Elizabeth Arnold. She leaves many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:00 am, with a reception to follow, at Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James St. E., Brockville. Interment will take place at Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Salvation Army or Red Cross will be gratefully acknowledged. Condolences, donations, and special thoughts of Gloria may be left online at www.irvinememorial.com.

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