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MacKENZIE, Roderick (Rod) James

August 22, 1946 – January 18, 2012

Roderick (Rod) James MacKenzie beloved husband of Jane of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the age of 65 years.

Rod achieved many successes in his life in the oil, gas and sulphur industries. He would say though, that his greatest success was as a devoted Papa to his grandchildren. He took great pride in watching them grow and was actively involved in their sports endeavors. He was their greatest fan and they his. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.

Besides his loving wife Jane of forty-one years, Rod leaves to mourn his beloved son and daughter Scott (Jacquelyn) and Erin; as well as his cherished grandchildren, Chanelle, Lukus, Ryder, Jasmine, Liam and “Peanut” due in July 2012. He is also survived by his sister Margaret (Larry) Westbrook of Victoria, BC; and many extended family members on Jane’s side; as well an numerous dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents Jean and Alastair MacKenzie and his parents-in-law Joan and Walt Thiede.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222.

In living memory of Rod MacKenzie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Scott, Dawn, Ty and Chanel Gerla :

    We wish to extend our most sincere and deepest condolences for your loss. Rod will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    The Gerla Family

  2. The Anklewich Family :

    Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for your loss…Rod always had a welcoming smile and a few words for everyone each time we saw him. Our hearts go out to you, and our thoughts are with you, and your family.

  3. Darren Amadio :

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of
    Darren,Val, Angus and Aria Amadio

  4. The Kendall Family :

    We are so very sorry for your loss and can’t express how sad we feel for your family. Rod will most definitely be missed by many.

  5. Fran Anderson-Dolan :

    Jaret and I would like to send out thoughts and prayers to you


    Jane and family
    I wish I was there in person to express my condolence for your loss.
    However,difficult as this time may be, I remember the good and fun parts> from Rod and my “rusty nail” start to our 1974 European vacation thru our motor homing adventures and misadventures (pancake flattening included)
    May there bits and many more overshadow our collective sadness. Take care. God bless.

  7. Moe Watson,son Jeff and family :

    Jane, Scott and Erin. Jeff is in australia at the open, so I’ll be sure to make him aware of Rod’s passing. Jeff always really liked Rod. I’m so very sorry to read about Rod this morning. You just never know, life can be so cruel. They say the only thing that heals is time, and I’m not sure that’s always true. I always enjoyed having a laugh with Rod and all the chicken wing guys at the tennis club. How I miss those times. Jane ands kids please accept our very deepest sympathies and GOD Bless.
    Moe Watson, Jeff and family.

  8. The Straz Family :

    Dear Jane, Lukas & Family,
    Words cannot express how very sorry we are to hear of your loss. Rod was a wonderful man, grandfather and friend and he will certainly be missed by all -including his hockey family. Godspeed.

    Love Michelle, Tom, Ryan, Jett & Jaden

  9. The Cox Family :

    We were so sorry to hear of Rod’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you. His presence & spirit will be missed by all who knew & loved him.
    With much love
    Ally, Jim & Zach

  10. Diane Larochelle :

    May Jehovah the God of all tender mercies and love, continue to comfort the family in the days, weeks, and months to come.
    If it is Jehovah’s will may he grant Rod the opportunity to be resurrected back to life here on the earth where wars and death will be a thing of the past. 2 COR 1:3,4

  11. Gail, Brant and Craig DeLean :

    Our sincere condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Linda, Bill, Michael and Matthew Berzins :

    Rod’s smile and sense of humour will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love from Linda, Bill, Michael and Matthew

  13. Keith,Bev and Brian Walters :

    To Jane and family-our family was so sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and our hope is that your memories of your time with Rod will provide you with comfort .God Bless you all.

    Keith,Bev and Brian Walters

  14. Anika Fedorchuk :

    Dale and I are so deeply saddened by the loss of Rod. He will always be remembered and missed. He was the best hugger I have ever known and his laugh was always easy and joyful. His family is in our prayers and we will always be there for ANYTHING they may need. Rod and Jane are family to us and we will always be here for his family. Love Anika & Dale

  15. Jerry & Ayden Setoguchi :

    We are very sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. I will miss our banter and laughs behind the glass.

  16. The Finlay Family :

    Dear Jane and Lukas, we are devastated to hear the news of Rod’s passing. Our hearts go out to you, Rod was such a friendly man who will be missed by all who knew him. Matt, Kate, Connor & Alex Finlay

  17. So sorry to receive this news. I have always admired Jane and Rods dedication to their family and especially to Lukus’ hockey program. My prayers and thoughts to your family.
    [Uncle Bill]

  18. Dear Jane,
    My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    With love,
    Hazel Scott.

  19. Jane and Family,
    Sandy and I are very sorry to hear about Rod. Please accept our condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you. Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend the funeral as we are in Palm Springs for a few months. If we can be of any help Jane, pleae don’t hesitate to give us a call.
    Love Donna and Sandy Bennie

  20. Jerry Anderberg :

    Jane and Family,

    Always sad to hear this type of news. Deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Jerry A.

  21. The Wutzke Family :

    Jane and Family,
    We are so sorry for you loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, Rod was such a kind person and will be missed by all. Wyatt, Jelaine, Max and Nolan

  22. Jane, Scott, & Erin:

    I was so sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. Although we had not connected in several years I will remember fondly our times together in Scottsdale and the work we did together on the Alberta Tennis committee. Rod had an energy that was hard to duplicate and I am saddened by his loss.
    Jane I hope that you will find consolation in the family and life that you grew together and that you will cherish the memories that you had.
    God bless.

    Steve Corbett

  23. It was with great sadness that we heard the passing of Rod. While we only got to know Rod over the last few years, he always took the time to talk to us and find out how we were doing. His face will be missed around the rinks.

  24. Jim and Sharleen Mayhew :

    Please accept our condolences and sorrow at Rod’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers for Jane and family are with you.

  25. Brian and Lori Kmet :

    When Dad informed me of Mr. MacKenzie’s passing, I immediately recalled many fond memories of growing up next door to “The MacKenzies” in Silver Springs. It seems like yesterday, not 30+ years ago. My deepest sympathies to the MacKenzie family.

    Brian and Lori Kmet

  26. Dennis & Betty Bailey :

    To Jane and family. We would like to think that Rod has not gone away, but just has gone on ahead.
    Our deepest sympathy to Jane and the family.

    Dennis & Betty Bailey

  27. Dear Jane, Lukus, and family,
    We were saddened to hear of your loss. Mr McKenzie was always kind and friendly toward us. With our deepest sympathies to you and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Tony, Joanne, Tyrone and Amelia

  28. Annie Mac Kinnon :

    Dear Jane & Your Family, I was very saddened to learn of Rod,s passing. Although it is almost 8yrs,since we last met,I still recall the good times;and send you sincere condolences. Annie

  29. Valerie Wedekind Gold :

    My Dearest Jane & family,
    Please accept my heartfelt sadness, & shock in the sudden passing of Rod.
    On reflection, my fondest memories of Rod & yourself Jane, were the fun gourmet dinners that we shared way back in the eighties. May you Dear Jane, & all of your family be given the strength & the time to grieve through this very difficult time.
    My prayers are with you with an abundance of love & blessings. Val Wedekind Gold.

  30. Carol and ward palmer :

    Dear Jane and family,

    Our deepest sympathies on rod’s passing.

    Carol and ward palmer

  31. The MacNichols :

    Dear Jane, Lukus and family,

    We were very saddened to hear of your loss. We have fond memories of Rod’s big smile when he greeted us at the rink and his words of encouragement for Lukus and his team mates.

    Our deepest sympathies,

    Art, Donna, Nolan & Aidan

  32. Ron and Joan Hendrickson :

    We didn’t learn of Rod’s passing till this week-end, having been out of the country a while. We can’t imagine the devastation you feel, our hearts aching since we heard. How we’d have loved to continue encounters in the neighborhood and enjoyed his congeniality so much longer. We pray for you Jane, and children and grandchildren for God’s strength and comfort.
    Ron & Joan Hendrickson & family esp. Kara

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