Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Medicine Hat Logo

Obituary - Mackenzie Allard

Mackenzie Allard

2008 - 2022

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Allard(2022) "Macky"

Mackenzie ‘Macky’ Allard

October 29, 2008 ~ December 22, 2022

It is with extremely heavy hearts that Arlen and Chrissy announce the sudden passing of their precious daughter, Mackenzie ‘Macky” Helen Allard. She passed away at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary on Thursday December 22, 2022, at the young age of 14 years. Along with her parents, left to remember Macky’s loving spirit are her sisters, Avery, Olivia, Gabby, Lily and Joy; grandmas, Audrey Anderson and Lauralee Schmidt; great-grandparents, Pat (Richard) McGilvery and Tom Schmidt; birth mom, Melinda Schmidt as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Macky was predeceased by her grampas, Carl Allard and Stan Chamberlane and her old gramma, Helen Anderson. Macky was a beautiful girl who loved to smile and giggle. Her family was so proud of how giving her soul was and how hard she fought to always do her best. You could always find Macky at the school library as reading was her favourite... even winning an award for reading the most books in one year! Family meant everything to Macky as she loved spending time dancing, laughing, playing games or just watching movies with them. Friends were extremely important to Macky and she loved and treasured all of them deeply as they all played an important part of her family. She will be forever missed!

Dad - “Now you can ride with Grampa for Daddy because I was never able to. Fly high baby girl. Love always, Daddy.”

Mom - “I hope you dance our silly dance forever baby. You will forever be my little me. Rest easy baby. I love you! Love always, Mommy.

Lily - I'm going to miss my big sister so much. I love you a lot Macky. Even if I can't see you, I hope you know I'll still go to your room every day and night and say good morning sissy and good night sissy.

Gabby - As your sisters, we promise to continue to always advocate for anyone that is being bullied and we will make sure everyone spreads love not hate.

Grandma - every time I look out the window I'll forever remember you in your tent you made on the balcony. I hope there are lots of balconies in heaven for you to make all the tents your heart desires. I miss you and love you so much my Macky.

Olivia - Every sunset or sunrise that I see will make me think of you and how stunning you looked, as well as how awesome of a sister you were. I love you and miss you, Macky. Soar high!

Avery - my sweet baby sister. I will always love you . You are a part of me I'll never let fade away. You are the strongest person I ever new. You are so incredibly beautiful. When the sunshine fades and the stars come into view, I sit there and talk to you so you know how loved you were. I make sure to say goodnight to you. Your kindness will always be remembered. My love always, Avery.

In Macky’s honour, her family is going to help initiate change in schools to ensure everyone has the opportunity to openly talk without feeling they need to stay silent if they need help. Macky’s family also want to help kids that make poor choices in school through their hurtful words and actions. They want to help them understand how damaging their actions can be to someone and hopefully fade out the word "bully" over time. There are many changes the family want to initiate and programs for help they wish to create over time because they know it’s something Macky would have wanted them to do. They are now her voice and will stand tall for her and every other ‘kiddo’ out there. As Macky would say "We got this!"

A Celebration of Macky’s life will be held at a later date.


  1. Cheryl Schnell:
    Dec 29, 2022 at 06:49 AM

    I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Macky. I never knew Macky personally, but got to know her through her Grandma Audrey. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. RIP Macky!

  2. Joely Augustino:
    Dec 29, 2022 at 12:01 PM

    *Hi Chrissy, My name is Joely Augustino. I had the absolute delight in being apart of teaching Macky at Elm Street grade 6 and more importantly, I absolutely adored your sweet girl. We had a very special relationship and I found her to be one of the most gentle, kind and brilliant souls I’ve ever known. We had many conversations throughout her Grade 6 year. She was so funny, generous and so
    gifted. The morning I was told of the news of your Macky, was a day I realized how much I savor the time with these kids. I am so lucky to have had many moments with her and lots of meaningful conversations with her. I’ll treasure them always. I am devastated and my heart is completely broken. Please accept my most sincerest condolences to your entire family, sweet Gabby and Lily. I will never ever forget her joy, her charismatic character and her solid belief in who she was and the world as she knew it. I’ll miss her smile, but hold it so close within my heart always.
    All of my thoughts and prayers for you as her mom. I cannot imagine how you must ache. Please know how deeply broken I am for you.
    I will continue to be a strong advocate for those that need that safe ear and a shelter for a warm hug.
    Joely Augustino

  3. Precious Angels Niagara:
    Dec 29, 2022 at 12:48 PM

    Our hearts are with you and your own precious angel, Mackenzie.

  4. L.R.:
    Dec 29, 2022 at 05:10 PM

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Beautiful Daughter Macky.
    My heart Breaks For your family & Sweet For Macky .
    No Child should ever have to go thru everything that Macky Went Thru .
    Spread your wings & Fly High Beautiful Sweet Macky .
    You were an Angel on Earth & Now You are an Angel Flying High up in the Sky Among the Clouds ,
    Shining Bright with the Stars .
    Spread Your Wings 🧚🏼‍♀️& Fly Beautiful Sweet Macky ❤️YOU GOT THIS ❤️

  5. Sheila Chartrand:
    Dec 31, 2022 at 12:23 AM

    I’m so sad for all of you that Macky has passed away. She came into the library at CHHS every morning, usually with Karleigh, and I will miss seeing her wonderful face! Did you know those two volunteered to put away books for me when I broke my arm in October? So very sweet!! She will forever live in my heart.

  6. Brianna:
    May 13, 2023 at 03:53 PM

    Farewell and fly high my friend, I’ll always love you and I’ll never forget about you.
    But know that you'll always be in my heart.
    Our memories will stay with me,
    And bring a smile whenever I need to see them.
    I love you with all my heart macky! ❤️ Fly high you beautiful girl!

Send a condolence message

Condolence messages are sent through an approval queue prior to publication. Once approved, your name and condolence message are viewable by the public. Your email address will remain private, and is for notification purposes only. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more details.

Allowed tags: <b><i><br><p>Add a new condolence: