1946 — 2022
In Loving Memory of Don MacKenzie
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Don MacKenzie on October 16th 2022 at the age of 75 with his family by his side.
Don is survived by his wife Leanne Chabot, daughter Tanya (Ross) Presta, son Donnie MacKenzie of Calgary, grandson Tristan MacKenzie of Calgary, siblings Ronnie (Sheila) MacKenzie of Nova Scotia, Linda Deale of Nova Scotia, Barbie MacKenzie of Nova Scotia, Eileen Myers of Nova Scotia, Donna (Paul) Elliott of Nova Scotia, Carol (Rob) Vatcher of New Brunswick, sister in-law Mary MacKenzie of Nova Scotia and many, many nieces and nephews.
Don was predeceased by his parents, Owen and Florence MacKenzie, three brothers, Ivan, Kenny and Ross MacKenzie and two granddaughters Baylie and Isabella Presta.
Don was born in Meaghers Grant County, Nova Scotia on December 11th 1946, he was the fifth out of ten children. Don had a dream to come west from Nova Scotia in his early teens which became a reality in his late teens. On his initial journey throughout BC he fell in love with Kamloops and decided that’s where he eventually wanted to throw down roots.
After his initial tour of the west, he returned to Nova Scotia, working at various places, when he was reunited with his high school sweetheart Brenda Conrad. They were married in 1968 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and in 1969 Don made his dream come true and moved to Kamloops BC to start his new life.
Don worked a few jobs in Kamloops through the earlier years finally finding his place in the construction trade. Don worked in construction as a labourer and site foreman until he decided to start his own construction contracting company in the mid 1980’s, which he worked at until he retired in 2019 at the age of 73.
Throughout his life Don enjoyed many hobbies including: fishing, hunting, camping, quadding and gardening to name a few. Don loved having his family around and loved to make everyone laugh with his unforgettable stories and his larger than life sense of humour, quick wit and constant comical tormenting of his family and friends.
Don was also very caring and kind and always made himself available to lend a helping hand or hand up to anyone who needed it.
Don will be loved and never forgotten by the people whose lives he was fortunate enough to touch.
Memorial donation can be made in his name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
If you knew Don and he touched your life in some way, please join us to remember him in the Kamloops Funeral Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 11am with Pastor Don Maione Officiating.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of DONALD ‘DON’ WAYNE MACKENZIE
1946 — 2022..

Kamloops Funeral Home

Death notice for the town of: Kamloops, Province: Colombie britanique

1946 — 2022

1946 — 2022

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