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Joan MacKenzie was the daughter of John MacKenzie and Barbara MacKenzie. Born in Stornoway in 1889, she started attending Berneray School in February 1903. By 1911 she was living with her aunt Jessie at 8 Ruisgarry (Baile). She became a domestic servant before marrying Malcolm MacKillop of 2 Borve in 1920.
Joan, otherwise known as Joey, was passed 8 Ruisgarry from her aunt Jessie. She and Malcolm made their home there. They had three children - a son Roderick who died in infancy, and twin daughters, Annie and Jessie. On Joan's death in 1964, 8 Ruisgarry was passed to daughter Annie.