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Bryan Robert McKenzie

The passing of our dearly loved Bryan McKenzie has left a void in our hearts. Let us honor his memory with the same passion and love with which he filled his life.  Bryan had a deep love for horticulture and shared his gift with the world in his years spent in the Muskoka area.  He was a son, brother, fiancé and friend.  He brought love, laughter and joy into the hearts and souls of those around him.  From the summers spent swimming in Lake of Bays with his family and playing guitar in his band, to the always awkward teen years, Bryan was the leader of the three McKenzie brothers. He spent his adult years finding and pursuing the passions of his life whether it was working with machinery, getting dirty planting a tree, spending time with his parents or playing with the family dog. Bryan also found the love of his life Lindsey MacDonald.  Let us not dwell on the tragedy of his passing but on the joy and smiles he brought into our lives.  Please join us for a remembrance of Bryan and the wonderful memories we shared in his life.

 

Visitation for Bryan McKenzie will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2017 from 2-5 p.m.

 In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Deepwater Experiential Education Project of Canada.





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Warren Broad
Posted: 4/7/2018 2:18:00 PM
To Bryan's family;

Bryan was a pleasure to know. He has a very special place in my heart. His smile and his wonderful ability to brighten a persons day. Always attentive and grateful, I consider it a gift to have known him.
My deepest condolences.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to have known him.
Ben Tubman
Posted: 4/5/2018 5:21:00 PM
Bob & Linda
So sorry to here of your son death. We never met your son, but you spoke of him often. We are thinking you.
Ben & Cindy
Ben & Cindy Tubman
Posted: 4/4/2018 7:38:00 PM
Bob & Linda
So sorry to hear of the passing of your son. You are in our thoughts.
Ben & Cindy
Vienna
Posted: 3/31/2018 4:16:00 PM
Dear Bob and Lynda,

I am so very sorry to hear about Bryan. He was such a fun-loving and caring person and I have many fond memories of the times we spent together from playing with remote control cars in his basement to reminiscing about the typical (or atypical) Waldorf upbringing. He will be sorely missed. Sending my love and thoughts during this difficult time.

Vienna
Rob & Laurie Stimpson
Posted: 3/31/2018 8:17:00 AM
Linda & Bob
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Bryan - he helped us out on many of our landscaping projects - he will be missed.
Rob & Laurie
Catherine Luce
Posted: 3/30/2018 1:26:00 PM
Dear Bob and Lynda, We were all so very shocked and saddened at choir to hear of the tragedy in your family. Thinking of you and your family at this time .

Catherine Luce
Cathy McMurray
Posted: 3/30/2018 11:22:00 AM
Dear Linda and Bob:

Our hearts are breaking for you and we hope that your many wonderful memories of Bryan will bring comfort and peace at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers,
Brian and Cathy
Mindy Iasenza
Posted: 3/30/2018 9:27:00 AM
Bill and I met Bryan only once. We had just moved here from Stirling and wanted to start a garden. Lynda told me about Bryan's business of selling top soil etc. so we ordered some good old dirt from him. We didn't know there were so many rocks up here but dig we did and with Bryan's dirt, we now have a wonderfull garden. He left a lasting impression on us. So very professional and likeable. Bob and Lynda.
You raised a very fine young man.
Mindy and Bill
Linda Reimer
Posted: 3/29/2018 10:44:00 PM
Dear Dr. McKenzie,
I am deeply saddened for you and your family upon hearing the news of the sudden passing of your son. My deepest condolences during this terribly difficult time.
Linda Reimer
Jackie Hartley
Posted: 3/29/2018 7:59:00 PM
Linda Bob and family; I really don't have the right words to express how I feel - I am truly heartbroken for all of you. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers xoxo
Jackie Hartley
Posted: 3/29/2018 7:58:00 PM
Linda Bob and family; I really don't have the right words to express how I feel - I am truly heartbroken for all of you. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers xoxo
Nancy & Sid Kirkpatrick & family
Posted: 3/29/2018 7:07:00 PM
Dear Lynda, Bob & family,
Bryan was one of the gentlest souls we have ever known. We were (and are) so very, very fond of him and will always remember his sparkling blue eyes and his light-hearted and loving smile.
We are still weeping over his loss and cannot begin to imagine what it must be like for you. We deeply regret that we are too far away to attend the visitation this Saturday. We are sending our very best thoughts and prayers for Bryan and for all who mourn his loss.
Nancy & Sid Kirkpatrick & family
Posted: 3/29/2018 7:06:00 PM
Dear Lynda, Bob & family,
Bryan was one of the gentlest souls we have ever known. We were (and are) so very, very fond of him and will always remember his sparkling blue eyes and his light-hearted and loving smile.
We are still weeping over his loss and cannot begin to imagine what it must be like for you. We deeply regret that we are too far away to attend the visitation this Saturday. We are sending our very best thoughts and prayers for Bryan and for all who mourn his loss.
Caroline St. Clair
Posted: 3/29/2018 9:23:00 AM
Dear Bob and Lynda;
I am sorry that Bryan didn't join choir so that we could have gotten to know this young man who sounds like a gentle, kind and loving soul. The words above remind me of his mom and dad. My heart aches for you even though I know that you have so many wonderful memories and each other to lean on. Hugs to you both, Caroline

Mary Spring
Posted: 3/28/2018 8:26:00 PM
Bob and Linda and family.
My heart is broken for your loss of your dear son, Bryan. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Thinking about you every day. Mary Spring and family
Kathy McKee
Posted: 3/27/2018 9:20:00 PM
My deepest condolences bob linda and families you Are in my thoughts a prayer

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