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MACKENZIE, Garry Wayne

Garry Wayne MacKenzie, 1948-2018. (via Schoening Funeral Service)

Garry passed away peacefully with his family at his side in Kamloops.

Survived by his loving devoted wife of 40 years Bernie, daughter Erin of Kamloops, sons Jason (Pam) of Sidney and Ryan of Canmore, Alta. and grandchildren Myra and Eamon. He is also survived by his brother Randy MacKenzie (Fiona) of Nelson and stepmother Anne MacKenzie of Elmira, Oregon, as well as extended family in Canada, the US and Ireland.

He is predeceased by his mother Mabel, father Don and sister Brenda.

Born in Sudbury, Garry spent his childhood in Saskatchewan, Chilliwack and Merritt. After high school he started working in the mining industry, which lead him to Ireland where he struck gold when he met Bernie. They were married in Navan, Ireland in 1978, moved to Kamloops and soon after began their family.

He was a family man in every sense of the word, spending many years volunteering with 1st Dallas Boy Scouts and Girl Guides as well as countless hours on the sidelines cheering on his kids. He was extremely proud when all three of his children graduated from university. Becoming a grandpa brought him so much joy and happiness.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Parish at 2797 Sunset Drive. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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