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 EssentialsNiagara.com. 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.
A Celebration of Life
Date & Time:
November 28, 2021
1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
The Optimist Club
7085 Morrison St, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 7K5
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