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MacKENZIE, William (Bill) Tennant

April 13, 1932 – December 22, 2012

William (Bill) Tennant MacKenzie beloved husband of Barbara Jones of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the age of 80 years.

Bill was born in Glace Bay, NS to Janet and William MacKenzie on April 13, 1932 at Glace Bay General Hospital. Bill was a Mining Engineer, graduating from Nova Scotia Tech in 1952. He started with Shell Oil in Calgary and retired from BP Amoco in 1989. It was a career he thoroughly enjoyed. Bill married Georgie Redmond in Edmonton, AB in 1954. Together they had three children, Janet (Brent) Stevens, William (Sharon) MacKenzie and George MacKenzie. They had five grandchildren, Jeff (Melissa), Jon, and Fletcher (Miranda) Stevens, and Jillian and Paige Beurling-MacKenzie; and four great-grandchildren, MacKenzee, Georgie, Dustin and Andy Stevens. After Georgie’s passing, Bill met and married Barbara Jones and became step-father to Cindy Pauliszyn inheriting many loving nieces and nephews.
“Always in our hearts”
At Bill’s request, no service will be held. A Memorial will take place at a later date in 2013. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Bill 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. Dear Barb,
    Very sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Hope you are holding up. Take care.
    Love
    Ralph and Marian

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  2. Dear Bill
    We met at first as neighbors and then we became good friends. Who knew that one day you would be my brother in law. My kids would knock on your door to see if you wanted to come out to play. I remember Matt knocking on my kitchen window saying “Kenzie” as he was a baby and couldn’t say your name. The late night calls when I needed your help, so I could help my kids with their math homework. I will remember our conversations, laughs and visits.
    To Barbara and Cindy…thank you for loving Bill and taking good care of him.
    We love you Bill
    Arlene and Denis Tiffany, Trevor and Matt.

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  3. Uncle bill you will be missed. I will never forget what you did for me.

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  4. My condolences to Bill’s family. We worked together at Amoco many years ago.

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  5. Barbara, we are very sad by Bill’s sudden passing,but at the same time its comforting to know Bill is finally pain free. Bill was a good person and brother-inlaw. We have very happy memories of our vacations together in B.C. and family get-togthers/BBQs over the years. Bill was very good to Mom and always there to lend a helping hand. He will be missed and forever in our hearts.
    Love Margaret, Ed and Ryan

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  6. Tiffany Ferland :

    Auntie Barbara, I am very sorry for your loss with the passing of uncle Bill. He was a very thoughtful and loving person towards everyone around him. He will be deeply missed by all of us and will be in our thoughts and prayers always. Stay strong Auntie Barbara because he is with you every hour of the day in spirit, guiding and watching over you!
    Rest in peace Uncle Bill, for you are now among the angels and can be assured that we will always be with you sending our messages of love your way through prayers and happy memories that you have engrained in all of our hearts.

    Love Always,
    Your niece Tiffany xoxo

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  7. Dear Uncle Bill,
    I remember when you would be outside shaving Theo. I would always hear and look out the window as a kid and watch. We would use your driveway to bike on, burn ants and worms. You then became our uncle, I will never forget your strong handshakes. You will be missed but never forgotten. RIP

    Love Matt

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  8. Dear Auntie Barbara,

    We were sorry to hear that uncle Bill is no longer here. I will remember him with his strong handshakes and friendly smiles. I am glad to have known him and call him Uncle.

    We Love you,
    Trevor and Anna

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  9. Trevor and Sheila Jones :

    It was very sad to hear of Bill’s passing but then I thought about God’s miracles and realized that he had taken away all of Bill’s pain and and suffering. He is home now and looking out for all of us. He was such a proud, lovable man and he will be missed. Our prayers are with you and Cindy and his family.
    Love Always, Trevor and Sheila

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  10. Andrea,Shawn Jared& Evan Morash :

    Dear Auntie Barb & Cindy,
    We are thinking of you both. Bill will be missed but never forgotten. He will always look down upon you and watch over you as you both watched over & cared for him with such love & compassion
    We love you both tons, Andrea, Shawn, Jared & Evan xoxox

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  11. Will and family,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this landmark time. Love you all.

    Edie Broda

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  12. Cindy Richard :

    Hi Barb, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this very difficult time. Love always Cindy

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  13. Mac & Marie Byers :

    Dear Janet & family
    We were saddened to learn of Dad’s passing. We have such fond memories of our time together in Tulsa.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mac & Marie Byers

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  14. Barb, I remember when Arlene told me about her nice neighbor and then how you and Bill were dating and then getting married. I was very happy for you. I am very sorry to hear the news now of Bill but will always remember how lucky I felt you were to find someone special to spend life with. We keep you in our prayers, Barb, but know that you’re being well taken care of from above. With our love, Sue and Armand xx

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