David Mackenzie

Died: Tue., Oct. 4, 2011


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In Loving Memory of
David Gregory Mackenzie
Recently retired Purolator Delivery Man for the Manitoulin

Died suddenly early on Tuesday morning,
October 4, 2011 at the Manitoulin Health Centre
at the age of 63
Survived by his wife Louise
children Don of Pickering,
and Bonnie (husband Dan Dooley) of Calgary
grandchildren Graham, Ashley, Scott and Jordan
brothers, Robert (wife Kathy) of Oakville,
Bruce (wife Laurie) of Grimsby,
sisters Jane (husband Mike Boltan) of Guelph
Mary-Anne (husband Tom Warren)
of North Carolina,
Ruth (husband Danny Ryan) of Toronto
Brother in law of Terry Whitehorn of Toronto
and Joanie & husband Joe Salvalaggio of Sudbury
Predeceased by parents Margaret (nee Webber) & Dr. Alexander Mackenzie
Will be missed by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation from 7-9 pm Wednesday
Funeral Service 2 pm Thursday, October 6, 2011
all at Island Funeral Home.  Cremation


Dave graduated from Humber College in Toronto with a degree in Broadcasting, and got his first broadcasting job with CHNO Radio in Sudbury where he worked for 19 years.  He was inducted into sport hall fame in Sudbury for his amazing broadcasting ability.

He was a naturalist; he  wouldn’t even kill a spider, he caught problem bats, releasing them again.
Dave loved the outdoors, from cutting the grass to walking in the woods, very much aware and in tune with his surroundings, he knew all the bugs, wildlife, plants and trees around him, all were special and personal to him.  He was methodical in his observation of nature, and was always eager for
new sightings. (ie. the elusive courage on the island)
He was a very talented golfer, enjoying all sports, he played and watched hockey, he was a natural broadcaster, continuing to verbally participate.

Not everyone knew or seen the sensitive side of Dave, but all could see that he was  trustworthy,
and took pride in what he did.

From the time he was a child, Dave just wanted to
be outside;  in the rain, sunshine or snow.

Donations to MHC Aux. Or Heart & Stroke would be appreciated.

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Brenda Green
   Posted Tue October 04, 2011
Louise my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. I will always remember how funny Dave was. Such a nice man!

Agnes (Aggie) Fortin
   Posted Wed October 05, 2011
My deepest sympathy to Louise and family for your loss. I remember when we were neighbours and Dave and I work together at Purolator...take care.

Sara Kinnear
   Posted Wed October 05, 2011
Bruce and the MacKenzie family
I offer my sincere condolences in the passing of your brother. Keep his memories close. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely
Sara Kinnear

Maggie (Mackan) Schut
   Posted Wed October 05, 2011
Purolator Dave...your truck and your hair always gave you away when you were approaching my car on the highway, and yet, you would always
wave first! Our paths did not cross often, but when they did, the rest of my day was brighter. See you later, and my sympathy to your family.

Rick Nelson
   Posted Wed October 05, 2011
Dave and I worked together for many years in Sudbury. We had a lot of laughs and he will be missed. What a character. Very sorry for you loss.

Rick

Cheryl Dewar-Giroux,Rod Giroux
   Posted Thu October 06, 2011
Sorry for you loss Louise and family Dave was a great guy was nice to finally meet you in person last night thoughts and prayers for you and family in this time Rod Giroux,Cheryl Dewar-Giroux

Jennifer Schofield (Purolator)
   Posted Wed October 12, 2011
So sorry for your loss Louise, Dave was a great guy and will be missed.

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