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Gordon Mackenzie

October 13, 1939 - April 13, 2018


 On Friday, April 13, 2018, Gordon William Mackenzie of Oliver passed away after a lengthy illness at the age of 78 years.

He was predeceased by his parents, William and Olive Mackenzie.

Loved and remembered by spouse, Linda Mackenzie; his daughter, Dalerie (Colin) Felstad and children Aaron & Evan: his son, Grant (Maria) Mackenzie and children Katelyn & Kylie; siblings, Myrtle Andersen, Shirley (Mervyn) Furlong, Kenneth (Brenda) Mackenzie & Cathryn (Tom) Hill.

A well-respected Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Gordon graduated in 1969 from the first graduating class of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.
He established the Williams Lake Veterinary Hospital where he practiced for a number of years before relocating to the South Okanagan. He established the Oliver Veterinary Hospital, where he practiced until his retirement.

Gordon loved to build things, was an avid horseman and outdoorsman.
He was a member of the B.C. Rodeo Association and studied the Art of Western Dressage under the tutelage of the late Roy Yates.

Donations gratefully accepted for the Canadian Cancer Society

Special mention to: Mark, Melanie and Sadie.

A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at 4:30 P.M. Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Fairview Mtn Golf Course.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Fiona Wood
Relation: Previous client

Such a warm caring veterinarian who looked after four of my dogs. Sympathies to Linda, Gordon and other family members.

From: Kristine Kelly
Relation: Long time (family) friend

So sorry for your loss. May your fond memories comfort you at this time. I know my Dad is going to really miss Gordon! Sending all our love, Kris (Downs) Kelly and family

From: Marilyn Mathieson
Relation: Friend

To Linda and family. So sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing. I’m sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

From: Ross and Jean Clark
Relation: Gord was a classmate in the Class of '69 at WCVM ,University of Saskatchewan

As one of Gord’s classmates at WCVM I want to acknowledge the special place that he had in our class as a quiet very thoughtful individual. He will be missed greatly.
Our kindest thoughts are with Gord’s Family and loved ones. May he rest in peace.

Relation: WCVM '69 Classmate

My sincere condolences to the entire Mackenzie family. I am a classmate of Gord’s and proud to call him a close friend even though our paths have not crossed much in recent years. I think I speak from our entire class in saying that he was everybody’s friend. Gord was such a friendly, down to earth guy with hard working, old fashion ethics as well as a highly respected veterinarian. RIP my friend!

From: joan and blaine nunweiler
Relation: our vet for many years

So sorry to hear Gordon passed. what a wonderful caring vet he was.So interesting to talk with and always willing to help you.He is missed.

From: Grant Maxie
Relation: WCVM 1969 classmate

Gord and I were classmates and lab partners in WCVM, and had good times together in Saskatoon and on visits to BC. I remember him as a good friend and a dedicated practitioner. He will be missed.
Our sincere sympathy to his family on their loss.
Grant and Laura Maxie

From: Robert and Lyn Hope
Relation: Classmate Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Our most sincere sympathy and condolences to Gordon’s family.

From: Ed and Anne Neufeld
Relation: Classmate at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine - class of '69

It is with sadness that Anne and I received the news of Gord’s passing. Our condolences to the entire McKenzie family. Gord and I were classmates at veterinary college and I benefited a great deal from being a member of his clinical rotational group. We will miss Gord at the 50 th reunion of the class of ’69 to be held next year.

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