Don MacKenzie
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Obituary of Don MacKenzie

A resident of Chatham, Donald P. MacKenzie, passed away peacefully at Riverview Gardens, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the young age of 90. 

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Don was the son of the late Hannah and Gus MacKenzie. 

Beloved husband of Anne (nee Bonvarlez) for almost 69 years. 

Survived by loving children Donnie MacKenzie (Lori), Mary Ann Rumble (Brian), John MacKenzie (Michele), and Debbie Neve (Bob). 

Forever missed by 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 6 step-great-grandchildren. 

He is predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters and their spouses. 

Survived by sister Mary Gallant (late Eddie), sisters-in-law Pat Bonvarlez (late Frank), Pauline LeDrew Bonvarlez (Lorn) and Audrey Young (late Cecil). 

Also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. 

Don was a member of St. Joseph's Church. He worked for 43 years at Ontario Steel/Rockwell/MSSC and then enjoyed retirement for 30 years. He enjoyed the casino, playing cards, fishing, and most of all spending time with his family. 

Special thanks to Dr. Dixon and all the special, compassionate staff at Riverview Gardens. 

Cremation has taken place. 

Friends to be received on Saturday, March 4th, 2023 at St. Joseph's Catholic Parish, 180 Wellington Street W, Chatham from 10:00 am until the Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. A Celebration of Life will follow from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the McKinlay Reception Centre, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham. Words of Remembrance will be held at 2:30 pm. 

FUNRAL MASS LIVESTREAM

Donations to his favourite charity Outreach for Hunger would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com. 

McKinlay Funeral Home
459 St. Clair Street,
Chatham
519 351 2040
 

Saturday
4
March

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, March 4, 2023
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
180 Wellington St. West
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Saturday
4
March

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, March 4, 2023
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
180 Wellington St. West
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Saturday
4
March

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 4, 2023
McKinlay Reception Centre
459 St. Clair Street
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Saturday
4
March

Words Of Remembrance

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 4, 2023
McKinlay Reception Centre
459 St. Clair Street
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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