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In Loving Memory of

William "Tex" Mackenzie

1947 - 2021

Obituary of William "Tex" Mackenzie

It is with great sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of Bill on November 16, 2021 at the age of 74. He was the beloved husband and soulmate of Shirley (nee Currie) for 37 years, loving father to Sean (Kathy), Chris (Danielle), Billie Lynn (Pete), Carrie (Teeple), the cherished grandfather of Damian, Peter, Patrick, Kaitlyn and Robbie, and the
son of the late Alex and Isabel Mackenzie. Bill was the baby brother to Belle and Bob Marlow, Margaret and John Teggart and sister in law Maureen. He is predeceased by his brothers Alex and Walter. Much loved son in law of Shirley McConnell. Bill will be missed terribly by his brother in law Don (Rhoeda), Carol, Linda (Paul), nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours and by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Bill's furry companion Ceasar is feeling the void that his passing has left.
Bill was born and raised in Long Branch, Ontario. He played professional Lacrosse and Old Timers Hockey. He was a Toronto Maple Leaf fan and also enjoyed cheering for the Las Vegas Raiders.
Bill was a retired sprinkler fitter and was proud to pass his skills onto his sons and grandsons. In keeping with Bill's wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905 354 2133). Bill's family will have a Celebration of his Life on Sunday November 28, 2021 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM at The Optimist Club 7085 Morrison Street, Niagara Falls. Online condolences may be shared on Bill's tribute page found at As per covid restrictions, everyone who plans to attend must show proof of full vaccination or medical exemption. Masks must be worn.
If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
Special thanks to the paramedics, fire department and medical staff at the Greater Niagara General Hospital.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life

Date: November 28, 2021
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: The Optimist Club
7085 Morrison St, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 7K5

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Lynne Mackenzie
2 years ago

I am so very sad to hear about Bill’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of Billy and Shirley coming to Moose Lake and Alex and I going to visit you all at Christmas.. Bill was such a jokester. i remember him telling me that they turned Niagara Falls off in the winter and I almost believed him. My thoughts are with all of the Mackenzies.

John & Monique Mackenzie
2 years ago

Monique and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Bill. Our deepest sympathies to Shirley and family, Belle & Bob, Margaret & John. We will always remember Bill’s laugh and great sense of humour. We have fond memories and we’re fortunate to have had a visit with Uncle Bill & Shirley in Florida. Uncle Bill will always be in our memories as a loving and out going individual.
We will miss him dearly.
Love John & Monique

Susanne Turcotte
2 years ago

Billie and Carrie
So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Sending prayers to to all.

Diane Graham
2 years ago

Our Deepest Sympathies. Thinking of your families at this time.

clive newson
2 years ago

So sorry to have read of Tex passing away.Played oldtimers with him many years ago.Condolences to his family.Many good times and laughs.

Bernice and Ernie Marcucci
2 years ago

With heavy hearts we are Sending our deepest condolences to all the family.. Our hearts go put to you all.
Tex was such a fun loving guy . Always laughing and enjoying life. We have fond memories.
Luv Bernice and Ernie xo😇💓💐

Bobby and Lisa Lutz
2 years ago

Words cannot express the grief for the loss of Bill… RIP my Brother. Life will never be the same, so blessed to have known you.

Bob and Lynda Pileggi
2 years ago

We loved Bill and will always remember his laughter, jokes, sencerity, friendship and his generosity. He made the world a better place. RIP Bill.

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