MacKenzie Ian “Mac”


January 7th, 1980 – September 19th, 2013

It is with heavy hearts that the family of MacKenzie Ian Hartman of Armstrong, BC announces the passing of their beloved son and brother.  He passed away peacefully at the North Okanagan Hospice House in Vernon, BC at 12:50PM on Thursday, September 19th.  He was only 33 years of age.

MacKenzie was born in Armstrong Memorial Hospital on January 7th, 1980 to parents Lewis and Bonita Hartman.  MacKenzie never married, instead he chose to keep his life full in his pursuit to be the “Best Uncle EVER!” a pursuit in which he excelled.  He also excelled in “being available” to anyone in need, wherever and whenever it was required/requested.  He never said no and always had a grin on his face and a quick wit to go with it.

MacKenzie is survived by his parents Lewis Hartman of Armstrong, BC and Bonita Sims also of Armstrong, BC, sisters Stephanie Van Patten of Rycroft, AB; Mandi Bryanne Hartman of Grande Prairie, AB; Victoria French (Terry) of Vernon, BC and his brother Shawn Hartman (Victoria) of Hinton, AB.  He is also survived by his grandmothers Muriel Gorrigan of Armstrong, BC and Mildred Hartman of Armstrong, BC.  He is survived by his nieces and nephews Amy and Jesse (Stephanie); Emily, Lucian, Trance, and Holly (Tori); Maxwell (Bryanne); Tako (Shawn) and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

MacKenzie is predeceased by his paternal grandfather Werner Hartman of Armstrong, BC and maternal grandfather Mervyn Sims also of Armstrong, BC.

A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Saturday, September 28th, 2013 in the gymnasium of Armstrong Elementary School at 2PM.  All are welcome to attend.  MacKenzie will be interred at Pleasant Valley Cemetery at a private service Friday September 27th.  At MacKenzie’s request, his final resting place will be shared with his grandfather Werner Hartman and his Uncle Douglas Hartman.

In lieu of flowers, feel free to make a donation to the North Okanagan Hospice Society where MacKenzie received exceptional treatment and care during the time leading up to his passing.

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