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Mackenzie, Eleanor

February 26, 2024

Date of Service: June 1, 2024

It is with heart felt sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of ELEANOR FRANCES MACKENZIE (née Fox) at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge on Monday, February 26th, 2024

Eleanor was born in Pincher Creek, the eldest daughter of Del and Katie Fox. She grew up living in the apartment above the Fox Theatre, which her parents built and operated. Commencing at age five, Eleanor discovered her love for both piano and singing. At eight years, she entered a singing competition on CJOC radio, Lethbridge. Throughout her teenage years, when she wasn’t working at the theatre or enjoying summer holidays at the Rosen Lake family cabin, she continued with her passion for music through the United Church, playing the organ and singing in the choir. At age 16, Eleanor enjoyed the opportunity to study voice and drama at the Banff School of Fine Arts. Years later, she became a member of the Burnaby BC Sweet Adelines and participated in a Hawaii singing competition.

After attending Mount Royal College in Calgary, Eleanor returned to Pincher Creek to work at the BA Gas Plant. She met Ian Mackenzie in Pincher Creek and they were married there in 1965. The Mackenzies made many friends living at a number of locations, eventually settling in Duncan, BC. In 2011, Ian sadly passed away and Eleanor returned to her Pincher Creek roots one year later.

Eleanor will be sorely missed by family and friends. Please join us as we celebrate her unique life at KOOTENAI BROWN PIONEER VILLAGE, 1037 Bev McLauchlin Drive, Pincher Creek, AB, on Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre, c/o Covenant Foundation, 1-780-342-8126 or online at

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