Allan MacKenzie passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Ottawa General Hospital on Dec. 23, 2003 following a brief illness.
He was born at North Nation Mills in Quebec on March 1, 1920. His family moved to the farm on MacKenzie Road in South Dundas Township when he was just three months old, and he resided there for his entire lifetime.
He joined the army in 1939 and he served overseas from 1939-1945 as a member of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa. Following his time in the army, his careers included farming, heavy machinery operator, and school custodian. He especially enjoyed his job as custodian at Elma Public School where he was well known for his good-natured teasing of the staff. Throughout his life, he enjoyed travelling in Northern Ontario and Quebec, and he especially enjoyed taking long walks through the woods.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 47 years, Jean Barkley; his daughters Helen Burke of Kingston and Bonnie MacKenzie of Kitchener; his granddaughter Christine (Christopher) Wright of Peterborough; his sister Evelyn Marker of Smiths Falls; and many nieces and nephews throughout the country.
Interment of cremated remains will be at Maple Ridge Cemetery in the spring. Memorial donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements were entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg.