It is with heavy hearts that the family of Denise Mackie announce her passing on November 27, 2020 at the Lake Of The Woods District Hospital with her husband and children by her side. Mom was born on January 17, 1947 and lived in Keewatin/Kenora where she met and married the love of her life on February 19, 1966.
Mom loved her motorcycle rides and tours with Dad and close friends. Mom was known for her baked beans on HOG runs, Mom loved the outdoors, from soaking up the sun on those hot summer days to fishing and camping at Gordon Lake with her grandchildren.
Mom loved to cook for her family right from the beginning of her marriage to Dad, trying to please him with new recipes (the infamous onion rings)
Mom loved her at home hobbies from puttering in the garden with her flowers, doing puzzles, baking kapusta buns, and reading the enquirer.
Mom loved her Sunday rides with Dad in the hot rod, going for ice cream until it was no longer possible.
Denise is survived by her husband Wayne of 3 months shy of 55 years children- Paula Jackson(Barry), Pam Mackie(Roddy) and Paul Mackie(Heather) Grandchildren Jeff Jackson(Jenny) Carleton Mackie(Adrienne) Kevin Jackson(Amanda) Britney Butowski, Chelsey Hamilton( Justin) Tazmn Godbout and Storm Godbout.
Great Grandchildren- Izadora Thelma Marie, Aspen Rose, Cali Grace, James Olavi Daniel, Logan Michael David, Evan Dominic Joseph, Jaycie Isabella and Wolfgang Godbout.
Sister’s Anita Derouard and Della Carr, Brother’s Michel Bourgouin(Carol) and Greg Troilo(Lisa) Sister in law Anna McDonald(Colin), Lois Bourgouin, Dad Donato Troilo and longtime friend Judy McKinnon as well as many nieces, nephews, Cousins and longtime friends too numerous to mention.
Mom was predeceased by her mother Therese Troilo, Father Michel Bourgouin, Mother & Father in law Earl and Stella Mackie, Brother Leon Bourgouin, Sister in law Roberta & brother in law Gordon Cairns and infant Sister Shirley Mackie
A special thank you from our family goes out to Dr.Olsen, palliative care nurse Char and the second floor east nursing staff.
Wayne and Denise’s children would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our Dad for being our Mom’s sole caregiver for the last 5 years of Mom’s life.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lake Of The Woods District Hospital and the Ontario Brain injury Association.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions a celebration of Mom’s life will be held at a later date.
She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, She’s the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself. She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not feeling well, She’s your breath in the air on a cold winter’s day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning. Your mother lives inside your laughter. She’s the place you came from, your first home, and she’s the map you follow with every step you take.
She’s your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on Earth can separate you. Not time, not space…not even death.