Janet Ellen MacKenzie was born Feb. 5, 1921 in Andover, New Brunswick, Canada, the youngest child and only daughter of Wallace and Jessie Ann McLeod. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 16th, 2020 from congestive heart failure.
She grew up in Barker's Point, NB and moved to Montreal during World War II to work for RCA building radios for the Canadian Army. When the War ended, she returned to New Brunswick and then decided to move to Vancouver, BC because she wanted to see the mountains and a place where sometimes the roses bloomed in February. While in Vancouver she met Ian MacKenzie at a dance. They married June 28th,1947 and their two children were born in Vancouver. The family moved to Vancouver Island and then emigrated to the United States in 1962. They lived in the Los Angeles area but did not enjoy the big city so they decided to move and ended up in Junction City, Oregon. They later moved to Washington, settling first in Kirkland and then moving to Port Angeles after Ian's retirement. They were both outgoing, social people and loved being around friends and family. They enjoyed travelling and made three visits to Scotland, where Ian was born. They purchased an RV and made many trips across Canada and the U.S. They spent many winters golfing and enjoying the sunshine in Hemet, CA.
Janet was a kind, gracious woman who was loved by everyone who knew her. She had a busy social life and was always ready for anything. At home, she loved cooking, gardening and hosting family and friend get-togethers.
Predeceased by her husband, Ian, in 2010, she is survived by her son Dan (Leslie) of Quadra Island, BC; daughter Donna (Greg) Willis of Tacoma; granddaughters Danielle (Jason) Larson of Terrace, BC; Sarah Willis of Seattle; Lisa (Brent) Fitzgerald of Okanagan Falls, BC; and great-grandchildren Kai, Smith, and Maple. Also survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins in Canada, the U.S., and Scotland.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no memorial service at this time.
Published in Peninsula Daily News on Feb. 14, 2021.