It is with great sadness that her family announces the passing of Elizabeth Dorcas McKenzie (nee Walsh), known to many as Aunt Bess.
Predeceased by her husband Edwin McKenzie; her parents Issac and Esther Walsh (nee Knott) and brothers Lorne, Tom, Steve, Jim and Wallace.
Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are her children Rubena, Ernest (Betty), Elizabeth Kennedy (Joe) and Beverly House (Rod). Grandchildren Athena (Robert), Mark (Lori) and Kurt (Jessica); Todd and Kirk House; Jason (Nicole) and Tim Kennedy (Jessica). Great-grandchildren Chloe, Sophie, Finley, Owen, Nash, Wyatt, Luke, Jade, Hannah, Riley, Sophia and Jackson. Sisters Kate (Max) and Sarah (Heber), as well as numerous beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
Whether it was at home or as the cook at the Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital and at Killdevil Lodge, Aunt Bess found great joy in feeding those around her — family, friends and strangers. Throughout her life, she embodied the idea that “food is love.” As such, in lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory may be made to The Gathering Place or a food bank of one’s choice.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will take place in the spring when her family can gather together.