Sandy McKenzie

Sandy McKenzie

After a full and active life, Sandy (John Alexander) McKenzie, age 96, passed away peacefully at home on February 13, 2020, with his family by his side. Sandy was born and raised in Saskatchewan, served in the RCAF in WWII and graduated from the University of Toronto (in Guelph) as a Veterinarian in 1950. It was in Guelph that he met and married the love of his life, Peggy (McFarlane). They were happily married for 47 years. As a veterinarian for the Department of Health of Animals, he enjoyed working on contagious diseases across Canada as well as in Great Britain and Barbados. He led an active life, always seeking new challenges, taking up skiing at age 50, windsurfing at 60 and kayaking at 80. He was kayaking at the age of 94, downhill skiing at 95 and cycling the Brock Trail at 96. Sandy will be sorely missed by his five children, Connie Lou (Mark), John (Michelle), Margie (Domenic), Eric (Peggy) and Scott (Keely) as well as his sister Jean Jardine, 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Family was important to him and he touched the lives of his extended family across Canada and the USA. Sandy was predeceased by his wife Peggy, his brothers Hugh and Bill and his sister Mary. The family wishes to thank Dr. Au, Dr. Ashe, Palliative Care Brockville and his nurse Jennifer Johnson of Bayshore, for their support and care. A celebration of life will be held at the Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James St E, Brockville Saturday, February 22 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM. Family tributes will be at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Palliative Care, the City of Brockville - Brock Trail Fund or Canadian Aid for Chernobyl. Send a condolence on the memory wall above or place a donation using the links below or by contacting the funeral home at 613-342-2828 or admin@irvinememorial.com. Please click on the following link to watch the video. <iframe id="tukios_player_512x330" allowfullscreen="true" allowtransparency="true" allow="autoplay; fullscreen" frameborder="0" height="312" scrolling="no" src="https://www.tributeslides.com/videos/embedded_video/523MFWK25PJKHGCP" width="480"></iframe> To order a video keepsake, please, contact the funeral home at 613-342-2828 or admin@irvinememorial.com.
May 21, 1923 - February 13, 202005/21/192302/13/2020
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