was born on 1 December 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
She married Fred C.
Ethel Mae MacKenzie died on 6 December 2010 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, Nova Scotia, at age 93.
Ethel May (MacKenzie)(Hill) Brown … 93, Fergus Hall, Parkland Estates, Truro, passed away peacefully Monday, December 6, 2010, at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro.
Born December 1, 1917, in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late O.F. MacKenzie and Caroline (Holley) MacKenzie.
She was the last surviving member of her Father's immediate family.
Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her two brothers; one sister; numerous aunts and uncles; first husband, Fred C. Hill; second husband, Cyril Brown “Brownie”.
She is survived by her immediate sons, Ronald (Sharron) Hill, Truro; John (Jean) Hill, Halifax; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her step-children, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren from her second marriage.
Ethel had degrees in education and the arts from many prominent facilities in Nova Scotia. She taught music at the Halifax Conservatory in her younger years and French in several schools in Colchester County until she retired from teaching. She was a member of Truro's Attic Painters and also the Truro Art Society for many years until arthritis ended her abilities at age 91. She also attended painting and writing classes at ACTC in Tatamagouche every year until the age of 91. She was an inspiration to all who knew her and will sadly be missed by all.
Honouring Ethel’s wishes, all are invited to a celebration of her life, where you can come and share memories and stories from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, December 11, 2010, at Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro.1