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Colin MacKenzie

Colin Glen MacKenzie

April 18, 1929 - January 25, 2020
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Peacefully on Saturday, January 25, 2020, Colin passed away in Ottawa at the age of 90 years. He was the last of the 9 children of Alex and Alice MacKenzie of Renfrew. He was predeceased by Mary, Iva, Dorothy, Hilda, John, Mack, Russell and Gloria. Colin was married to Frances (Russo) for 59 years and leaves their precious son Harland of Oakville. He is survived by his sister-in-law Margaret, many nieces, nephews and their families. Colin was a faithful Royal Bank employee from Renfrew Collegiate, who retired as a Vice-President at Head Office, Montreal, after 38 years of service. After his retirement, Colin and Fran enjoyed 20 years of farming, raising purebred cattle.
Colin struggled with dementia for 10 years, which eventually led to his inability to walk and talk. Uncle Colin was blest to have a nephew like Stephen Lieff and his wife Ann for their support in guiding his care in the last several years. The family is thankful to Vivene for her exceptional nursing care which she provided to him over the years.
Colin was well known for his original sense of humour. His play-on-words was unique and caught only by a few with alertness.
Visitation will be held at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munroe Ave. E., Renfrew on Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment North Horton Cemetery.
Donations in his memory can be made to the Dementia Society of Ottawa & Renfrew County, 1750 Russell Rd., Ste. 1742, Ottawa, ON K1G 5Z6. No flowers please.
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  • Service

    May 9, 2020 | 11:00am
    May 9, 2020 11:00am
    McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home
    85 Munroe Avenue East
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  • Interment

    Horton Cemetery


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Ed & Audrey MacDonald

Posted at 11:47am
From Ed and Audrey MacDonald.
I, (LEM MacDonald) worked with Colin - (RBC), in Stephenville, Nfld., many years ago. We continued our relationship over the years - both when we worked in the Province of Quebec as well as in Ontario.
He visited with Audrey and me on several occasions - especially after he moved to Eastern Ontario (the farm) and later when he lived in Ottawa. Colin was 'one of a kind' and will be missed by all who knew him.
We hope it helps to know that others are with you in thought and sympathy in your loss.

Donna Poupart

Posted at 11:47am
Dear Auntie Fran and Harland,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Uncle Colin. We share in your grief and trust that your memories have become your treasures. Know that many are thinking of you both at this most difficult time. Love, Donna + Gerry

Geoff and Lynne Collings

Posted at 11:47am
Aunt Fran and Harland, our condolence...reflecting...so many good memories,
Trips to Montreal, my 1st. time on a Subway, Expo '67..and later, your farm...
Uncle Colin was such a great brother to Mom and friend to Dad.

I will always remember him walking all the way from downtown, to 2056, with a huge smile on his face...and a bigger Pie, From House of Pie...so good, so many times.
Much love


Juana Cruz

Posted at 11:47am
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29).

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