About Us
Funeral Homes
Order Laminates
Place Obituary
Send Guest Book Tribute
Share a Life Story
Photo Gallery
Printer Friendly Page

MARY (MACKENZIE) TAIT (published on March 05, 2011)

MARY ( MACKENZIE) TAIT 1938 - 2011 It is with deepest sadness the family announces the passing of Mary (MacKenzie) Tait on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the Riverview Health Centre at the age of 72 years. She was predeceased by her husband Bill Tait in 2008 and her sister Margaret MacPherson in 1994. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Ed (Kathi) and their two sons Wyatt and Finley, her daughter Leah (Wayne) and their three sons Luke, Carter and Noel, her brother David MacKenzie (Colleen) and daughters Amanda and Kristy, her brother-in-law Elwin MacPherson and her two nephews Leo and Bruce MacPherson and their families. She will be missed by many other family members, many special friends including those at Reh-Fit. Mary was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia on June 2, 1938 to Leo and Sylvia (Bruce) MacKenzie. She graduated from Stellarton High School in 1955. She graduated first in her class from Mount St. Bernard College in Antigonish with a secretarial arts diploma. She then graduated from St. Martha's School of Nursing with a RN in 1959. Mary's nursing career took her many places including Winnipeg where she met Bill and in 1963 were married. Mary and Bill lived in Minneapolis, Stellarton, Halifax, Split Lake, Manitou and then returned to Winnipeg to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Mary's loss of vision in 1977 forced her to quit her nursing career. Mary adapted quickly to her new life with reduced vision and found ways to meet the challenges. She memorized recipes, bank account numbers, and plenty of phone numbers. She began to recognize people quickly by their speech and mannerisms. Many people who met Mary were surprised to discover that she was legally blind. Even with her limited vision, Mary could still beat anyone at Scrabble and to the surprise of her grandchildren, she could beat them all in bowling. She enjoyed the services provided to her by the CNIB and in return she served on the CNIB board for eight years. Mary enjoyed life with her family and friends. She loved to babysit her five grandsons and she appreciated each of them for their different personalities and passions. She was a wonderful cook and baker and enjoyed sharing this with others. Her nurturing personality and kind heart made her the best mother, the best Nana and a great friend. The family would like to thank the staff at the Buhler Cancer Center and the Riverview Health Center and Dr. M. Shnider for his many years of dedicated service. A memorial service will take place at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Ave. on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Private Urn Placement to follow at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. In honoring Mary's wishes, any donations can be made to CNIB, World Vision Canada to supply a third world family with livestock or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be made at Glen Lawn Funeral Home 982-7550

Share Life Story
Send Tribute
Photo Gallery
Send Flowers
Funeral Homes
Order Laminate
View Stories
View Tributes