Beth MacKenzie

Beth MacKenzie, who sat in the legislature for 11 years, died this week at the age of 53. (CBC)

Beth MacKenzie, who served as an MLA for 11 years under Pat Binns, has died.

MacKenzie represented the district of Park Corner-Oyster Bed from 1996 until 2007.

When she decided not to run again in 2007, she said she was proud of her efforts to help establish the P.E.I. Cancer Treatment Centre, the Gulf Shore Health Centre and the expansion of Bluefield High School.

MacKenzie was also a nurse who worked most recently at the Prince Edward Home. She was 53 years old.