It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, Geoffrey “Geoff” McKenzie. Geoff was a loving husband to his wife of 52 years Margery, and much-loved father to Laurie (Edward), Morag (Gord) and Sandy. Perhaps his greatest joy were his 8 grandchildren Andrew (Abbey), Caitlin (Shawn), Cameron, Fraser (Dawn), Aaren, Eamon (Becca), Jessica and James and great-grandchildren Jack, Harrison, and Ellie. Dad had an extremely happy and fulfilling life surrounded by his many friends and loving family. Born in Trinidad, he moved to Montreal at 17 to attend McGill University. On a blind date at his fraternity house’s grass-skirt party, he met his future wife Margery. After marrying, they moved to Deep River then Port Hope where their 3 children were born. After a brief stay back in Montreal, they moved to Mississauga to raise their family. One of Dad’s favourite places in the world was his cottage - first on Pigeon Lake in the Kawarthas then Lake Joseph in Muskoka. He loved swimming, sailing, gardening, and music- particularly classical. He was an enormous supporter of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra-becoming President of the Board of Directors and dedicated Patron. He was a world traveller-visiting and touring most of the world’s continents.
Dad enjoyed an extremely successful career as a Management Consultant and Managing Partner at Coopers and Lybrand then Chief Operating Officer at McCarthy Tetrault. He was a true leader and mentor to many, always taking the time to share his expertise and experience with others.
Dad will be remembered by family and friends at Turner & Porter Neweduk Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, from 12 p.m. until time of his Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. Reception to follow at the Mississauga Golf and Country Club.
Donations may be made to Toronto Symphony Orchestra would be much appreciated by Dad.
Our special thanks to the incredibly caring nurses, PSW’s and support workers at The Wenleigh who made Dad’s final home a peaceful and restful place to live.
Dad will be forever missed for his wisdom, great sense of humour, kindness and gentle grace.