McKENZIE, Edward Ian “Ted”
It is with great sadness that the family of Edward “Ted” McKenzie announces his passing on July 13, 2019. Ted was born in Saskatoon in 1934. He was predeceased by his first wife Peggy, parents Flo and Jim, and brother Jock. He is survived by his wife Sylvia of 22 years, sons Ken (Kathleen) and Doug, brother Jim, sisters-in-law Valerie and Shelia, step-children Heather (Jason), Blair (Barb), Miles (Susan), Warren (Jodi), Michele (Doug), grandchildren Janetta, Marita, Kessa, Todd, Sara, Bronwyn, Eryn, Sydney, Amanda, and Katlyn, and other family members. Ted worked as the Secretary Treasurer at Saskatoon Motor Products for 38 years, retiring in 1995. Ted was an avid sportsman. He was on the first Saskatoon Hilltops football team in 1952, going on to win the Canadian championship in 1953. In 1977 he became a director of the club, was president in 1983, spent 22 years as team treasurer, 20 years as chairman of the bingo fund, and ran the 50/50 draw with wife Sylvia for 10 years. He also played three years of baseball with the Saskatoon Moores junior baseball team, several years in the senior men’s softball league, and excelled at bowling in senior mixed and men’s leagues. Ted was also a long time member of the Army and Navy Club, where he played in a senior pool league and worked many bingos. Ted was a kind and gentle man, who relished time spent with family and friends, especially his grandchildren of whom he was extremely proud. He loved to laugh and he loved to dance. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors of the palliative care unit at St. Paul’s Hospital. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan (1-844-735-5590 or www.cancerfoundationsask.ca). A service celebrating Ted’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Hilltops Clubhouse, Kilburn Park (Kilburn Avenue between 2nd St. W. and 4th St. W.). Attendees are encouraged to wear a sports jersey of their choosing at the service. Arrangements in care of David Schurr – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.
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