Mackenzie, Colin Scarth
May, 26, 1954 – Edinburgh, Scotland
December, 10, 2015– Edmonton, Alberta
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Colin Mackenzie, beloved husband of Patsy, on Thursday December 10, 2015.
Colin immigrated to Canada in 1975, and met his true love, Patsy, in Saskatoon. Their 35 year marriage was the envy of all their friends. Colin was the best father, always looking out for his boys. After many years in the retail industry, he and Patsy opened “Mackenzie’s No Frills” in Ponoka in 2013 where he quickly became a valued member of the community and will be deeply missed. Colin was a selfless man to the very end, saving the lives of others by becoming an organ donor.
He is survived by his sons, Scott (Megan) and Thomas, grandchildren Josh, Chace, Jax, and his brother, Lyndsay. He will also be missed by his nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in law in Canada and Scotland. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Janet Mackenzie and his in-laws, Victor and Maria Puim. Hope Rod is pouring you the good scotch in heaven!
A special thanks to Dr. Peter Brindley and the staff in the neuro-ICU at University of Alberta Hospital for their exceptional care. Thank you also to family and friends for all of your prayers and support.
Memorial service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Ponoka Boys and Girls Club, Phone number# 1-844-477-7272, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Canadian Children’s Brain Cancer Foundation, http://ccbcf.org/donate/ .
In living memory of Colin Mackenzie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.