Anna Marie McKenzie of Medicine Hat passed away on Friday, April 28, 2023 at the age of 84 years, beloved wife of late Archibald McKenzie. She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Rayann Brown ; two grandchildren, Dawnette Harkness and Melissa (Robert) Klassen; eight great children, four great great grandchildren with two on the way; four brothers, Napoleon Dubuc, Lionel Dubuc, Pete Dubuc, and Ross Dubuc, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Raoul and Rachel Dubuc; her husband Archie in 1995; son-in-law Marcus Harkness on December 26, 2022; two brothers, Paul Dubuc and Gerard Dubuc,; sisters Yvonne Jensen and Angele Raimbault. Marie Dubuc was born on September 29, 1938 to Raoul and Rachel Dubuc and raised on the family farm north of Alida. Marie was the fifth of nine children. Marie met Archie Mckenzie and were married on October 18th, 1958. Joining their union was their daughter Rayann. After they were married they moved to Regina where Archie worked in insurance as well as driving a taxi cab. Marie was a stay at home mom. In 1962, Archie, Marie, and Rayann moved to Alida, Saskatchewan. They built their home on an acerage west of Alida. Archie and Marie owned a lumber yard called Antler River Lumber where Marie did the book keeping. Years later Marie and Archie built a small motel on their acerge and named it Little Acres Inn. You could find Marie doing the books or housekeeping. She made sure the rooms were perfect for each and every guest. Marie had a love for sports, gardening, playing bingo, and spending time with family. In 1976 and 1979 Marie’s granddaughters were born. She was always so proud of them. She spoiled them, teased them, and spent many hours playing cards, and teaching them how to bake and sew. She was very active in their lives and that continued up to the very end. In 1993, Archie and Marie moved to Kenosee Lake where they lived until Archie passed away. Marie then moved to Carlyle where she made her home for many years. In February of 2023, Marie moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta where she lived with her daughter Rayann until her passing. A family graveside service will take place at the St. Raphael Cemetery in Cantal, Saskatchewan at a later date.
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