June 6th,1924 – Jan. 7th,2005
Passed away surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born in Georgeville, Nova Scotia and moved to Merville at the age of four. He joined the army in 1942 and was wounded in action in Belgium during WW2. After returning home he married Doris Thompson in December of 1946 and they made their home in Courtenay before moving to Campbell River in 1956. Bill was a faller most of his life and the last 25 years of working were in Franklin River, Port Alberni. He retired at age 65 and spent his leisure time enjoying hunting, fishing and especially gardening. Bill was predeceased by his mother, father and brother Dan McKenzie. He is survived by his sister Mary (Cliffe) Pattison, sister Kay Rolston and brother Ron (Elsie) McKenzie, his wife Doris McKenzie his sons; Gary (Roberta) McKenzie and Brian (Paddy) McKenzie, his daughter Eileen (Russell) Miller, his 5 grandchildren; Bill and Don McKenzie, Natalie McKenzie, Greg Miller and Brandi (Jason) Edwards, and 2 great grandchildren; Leah Edwards and Blake McKenzie.
By request a private family memorial will be held. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, PO Box 741, Campbell River, BC V9W 6J3. Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Services and Elk Falls Crematorium, 103-909 Island Highway, Campbell River.
We love you dad & papa & you will be sadly missed.