Etta passed away peacefully on January 24, 2013 at the age of 93 years. Henrietta Ross Mackenzie was one of six children born to Barbara and Archibald Mackenzie in Lairg, Scotland. Etta came to Canada as a war bride in 1945. Living in the Trinity Creek area outside of Enderby, Etta was actively involved in the Riverside Ladies Club and the Ashton Creek I.O.D.E. Throughout her long life, she maintained a keen interest in nature and writing, particularly poetry. For a time, Etta was a rural correspondent for the local paper, the Enderby Commoner. Entertaining came naturally to Etta and many lucky friends enjoyed her delicious baking.
Predeceased by her husband, Stan, in 1992 she is survived by her five children; Ian Wejr, Allison (Ken) Albrecht, Ross (Deanna) Wejr, Moira Mackenzie (Laurence Greeff) and Barbara Wejr (Richard James), ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. As well, Etta received ongoing support from her former daughter in law, Dee Wejr.
There will be no formal service at this time, however a memorial for family and friends in the community will be held at a later date.