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MCKENZIE, Wayne Duncan

April 17, 1947 – North Vancouver, British Columbia
September 6, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta   

Beloved brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, volunteer and friend, Wayne McKenzie passed away peacefully at the age of 71 years. Wayne grew up in West Vancouver and graduated from UBC with a BSc in Math in 1968. He moved to Calgary shortly after to begin his career with Amoco Canada Petroleum where he worked for 27 years, during which time he met his loving wife Lorna (nee Edey). Following his time with Amoco, Wayne contracted with CP Rail until his retirement in 2002.

Wayne loved being involved with his daughters’ sports and activities plus family vacations and road trips. He enthusiastically helped his daughters with their homework and even volunteered to tutor other children. He spent many hours researching his family history back to Scotland.

Wayne’s retirement activities included golfing with friends, taking photos at Queens Park Cemetery for the Family History Society, volunteering at the food bank, serving as a Whitehatter at the airport, playing with his grandchildren, and travelling the world with his wife.

Besides his loving wife, Wayne is survived by his daughters and their families: Cathy (Roger Loor) and their children Alex, Henry, and Gwyneth; Emma (Will Pyne), and their children Isaac and Iris; and Heather (Luqman Mirza). He also leaves two brothers, Rod and Michael (Chris Dawe).

Funeral Services will be held at Robert McClure United Church (5510 – 26th Avenue N.E.) on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. with reception to follow. In honour of Wayne’s love for hockey and the Flames, those attending the service are encouraged to wear their favourite sports jersey.

The family wishes to extend thanks to the excellent care workers on Joy East at St Teresa’s Place.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary at 800, 7015 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary, AB T2H 2K6 https://www.alzheimercalgary.ca/get-involved/donate-now

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Wayne McKenzie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB, T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403- 248-8585.

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  1. Ruth and Nancy ross :

    Dear Lorna and family members. We are saddened to hear about Wayne’s passing. Our thoughts are with all of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time.

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  2. Darrel Macdonald :

    Dear Lorna and family.

    With great sadness and a heavy heart I am passing on my sympathy and condolenses to you on the passing of Wayne. Wayne was a great friend and co worker to both my father (Mel) and myself for many years at Amoco. Wayne worked on and solved many data base issues for us in the Controllers dept. Waynes love for Flames was also on display as we sat beside him and Peter Palmer cheering and voicing our thoughts about the hockey game.

    I understand Wayne last few years have not been so good. But please remember he will be greeted on the otherside by his friends. Remember the good times and have many memories. I myself do have of Wayne, a true great guy.

    Darrel

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  3. Laura Katigema :

    Lorna,
    I just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Wayne.

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  4. Dear Lorna and family,
    I am sending my deepest condolences to you with Wayne ‘ s passing. May Wayne rest in peace.
    Please take care !
    Regards,
    Wendy

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  5. Dear Lorna & Family, Our hearts are sad and empty at this sad news. Our memories of Wayne go back many years to the mid80s. He & Barb were Sunday School teachers together, sharing the leadership of the prekindergarten class that had 26 or more little kids! He was a very spiritual man & a joy to work with. Jack remembers him as someone always ready to volunteer when called upon to do so. We will always remember his joyful laugh & that little giggle he often gave when something struck his funny-bone. He will be missed. Our deep sympathy to you all. May healing grace surround you all. Barb & Jack

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  6. Lorna and family, my deepest sympathy to you in Wayne’s passing. I met you both when I attended church with Jeannie or one of many concerts. So very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this very sad time.

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  7. Lorna & Family. Was saddened to hear about the passing of Wayne. He was a man with a big heart & a big smile. My condolences to all of you. Marilyn Rook

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  8. Belinda Schmid :

    Dear Lorna, Cathy, Emma, Heather and families,
    I am so very sad to hear of Wayne’s (your Dad’s) passing. He was a kind and gracious man and a good friend to my parents and to my family over many years.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you.
    Belinda Schmid

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  9. Sam and Linda Bossler :

    Lorna and family in this time of sorrow may you feel surrounded by love, care and compassion. In recent months Wayne went through so many changes. It is important to hold on to all the wonderful times and memories when Wayne was living life to the fullest. His big wonderful smile was a testament to his enjoyment of life.

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  10. Debbie and Brian Stahl :

    Dear Lorna and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. We truly enjoyed his friendship and sense of humour when he served as a White Hat Volunteer at the Calgary International Airport. Please know we are thinking of you. May your fond memories carry you through the difficult days ahead.

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  11. David & Wendy Edey :

    Lorna, Cathy, Emma and Heather: We have been feelling very close to you, recalling the vacations we spent together. Remember the challenges of finding Vegas restaurants that would take our six small children when Wayne said he hadn’t come all the way to Vegas to eat at McDonalds? Or the rattlesnake that crossed our hiking path in Arizona? Or the storms of protest we endured when we accidentally took our teen-age girls to a campsite with no showers? And I don’t think we can ever forget the way Wayne represented the six geese a-laying when we sang Twelve Days of Christmas. Our hearts are with you in this sad time, but we are endlessly grateful for all the happy memories we made together.
    Much love from David & Wendy

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  12. Dear Lorna and family,
    I’m left with some lovely memories at the top of the escalator with Wayne in his white stetson and red vest. Chit chat while waiting for the hordes off the flight from Narita. I smile just thinking of Wayne’s way. Quiet, gentle and quite a hoot. I’m also left with sorrow that his last three years had to be so difficult for him…but I have faith that there is no Resurrection without Good Friday…I know you get my drift. You and the girls and your extended family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  13. from a fellow White Hat Volunteer, thoughts and prayer for the family, thank you for your volunteer time at our YYC airport, I know your picture is on somebody’s fridge or in a photo album somewhere in the world. I tip my White Hat to you Wayne.

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  14. My heartfelt condolences to Lorna and the family. I worked with
    Wayne for many years at Amoco and had many a pleasant chat with
    him during breaks from hours of coding. I fondly remember his broad grin when I would skip and hop to his office and he would moan “uh oh, time to bring out the shovel” He was a really nice and sharp guy from whom I learned some nifty database techniques How sad that the ravages of Alzheimer’s took such a good fellow. RIP

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  15. Wes and Karen Mundy :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences and thoughts are with you. Wayne touched the lives of many giving back to the communities in which he was involved. We are glad to know both of you and wish you peace and happy memories.

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  16. Hilger and I really enjoyed volunteering with Wayne at the airport. He was very gentle and very quick to smile. We have missed him. Lorna, we send wishes that you will receive the support and understanding you need at this time.

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  17. Dear Lorna and family
    Alfie and I were so sorry to hear that Wayne passed away. We remember the happy times with the both of you and John and Marie at dinner here in Greenfield Park and when Wayne was the bartender at the Edmonton wedding party for Brian and Meaghan. He will be missed.
    Please know you are in our thoughts.
    Marjorie and Alfie Davis

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  18. So sorry to all the family

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  19. Douglas Barnard :

    So sorry to all the family. I worked for Amoco in Whitecourt and left in 1971. I am a white hatter also from Acme.

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  20. Dear Lorna,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. My condolences and thoughts are with you at this time.

    Millie Tsuji (nee Drinkwater)

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  21. My condolences to all of you. I will miss Wayne’s smile.

    Gitte

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  22. I’m so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was always a friendly, kind soul who I always enjoyed talking, joking and laughing with. From volunteering to visiting after a service, I always looked forward to talking with him. My Dad and Wayne also had a fun relationship, and I remember them always laughing together.
    Please accept my sincere condolences. I’ll be thinking of you all.

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  23. Dear Lorna and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. Our thoughts are with you all. Colleen and Greg Catt

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  24. Margit Damgaard :

    Dear Lorna and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
    Margit (Whitehatter)

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  25. Sharon L Bosomworth :

    Dear Lorna and loving daughters and their families our sincere sympathy to you. May God give you peace and understanding in the beautiful memories of time and life shared with Wayne. From residents and care workers at Joy East at St. Teresa’s Place.

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  26. Heather Williams :

    On behalf of the Alberta Families Historical Society of Calgary we extend our condolences to Wayne’s family. Wayne was a willing volunteer on the data / resources projects including Queen’s Park Cemetery. Wayne will be missed

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  27. Dear Lorna and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He as well as your family have been through many struggles in the past few years, so know that he is resting in peace. He was a wonderful man husband, father, son, friend and grandfather. So sorry we could not make it to his service but our thought were with you. Dale and Gaylene Heidt

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  28. Hi Miss Lorna and Family,

    We are sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family. Thanks to you and your family for allowing us at St Teresa Place to be a part of his life. He will be truly missed. He had a great sense of humor, a contagious smile and He gives the nicest compliments. He always reminds me that he loves Hockey and the staff would find a Flames game on the computer and they would watch it together. Thanks for being a great support to him and the staff here at St Teresa Place. May his soul rest in peace and may life perpetual shine on him.

    From: The St Teresa Place Family

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  29. Thank you for letting us know that Wayne passed away. Our deepest and sincere condolences to you and your family. We want to thank you and your family for allowing Wayne to be a part of our family. Thanks for being a great support to him and the staff while he was at St. Teresa Place, we truly appreciate you. Wayne was kind, very soft spoken, had a contagious smile and gave the nicest compliments. We know he loved hockey and often times he would be sitting by the computer with the staff watching a Calgary Flames Hockey game. He will be truly missed. May his soul rest in peace and light perpetual shine on him.

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