MacKenzie, Kelly

MacKenzie, Kelly

November 8th, 2017

Nov. 19, 1961 – Nov. 8, 2017

After a long and inspirational battle with cancer, Kelly passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of Germaine and the late Hugh Wilson. Beloved wife and best friend of David. Mother of Robyn (Tomas) and Kailey. Sister to Glen, Tom (Cheri), and Jim (Isabelle). Kelly graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA (honours) in English. She then went on to graduate from Althouse College, and taught for 28 years. Teaching and coaching basketball were her passion and, through both, she influenced a great number of young people. Kelly loved to travel, going on bike trips in France, and most recently hiking in the Italian Alps. She took great pleasure in golfing with the all of the girls at the Hunt Club, cheering on the Maple Leafs, and snuggling with her dogs. The family would like to thank all of their friends for their tireless support. In particular, they would like to thank the incredible nurses, doctors and support workers who walked beside them every step of the journey. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. George Parish, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Private interment at St. Peter's Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Kelly are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program.

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Dawna & Brad HallsDave, Kailey and Robyn, we are so sorry to learn of the loss of your beautiful Kelly. We are thinking of your family and we will never forget Kelly’s warm smile and all she did for our Madison throughout high school. With love, The Halls family
Melinda Dave , Robyn and Kailey , I am so sorry for your loss. Kelly was a friend and colleague who I had the pleasure to sit beside for a lot of years in the English office . She was funny, smart and a class act. I will miss her dearly. I know that she loved her family , friends and fur babies dearly. Hugs to you all .❤️
The Jeffery'sDave and family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Kelly. She was an extraordinary teacher, coach and friend to so many. We hope the memories help you through the difficult times ahead - I know we will cherish our short time we spent with Kelly in Florida catching up after many years. Sending our love, The Jeffery Family
Steve Hodgins and Rita CraigOur sincere condolences to the entire family on the loss of beautiful Kelly. With our deepest sympathy. Steve and Rita
Walt JDavid and family, very sorry to hear about Kelly passing away, she had a good heart and a beautiful soul.. Peace and Blessings. Cousin Walt J.
Vic & Connie CoteDear Dave and Family, our hearts go out to you. What a huge loss to you and those who’s life Kelly touched. In the circle of life, Kelly made a huge impact on a lot of people. Kelly was an amazing role model and teacher to our daughter and she left a lasting impresson on her. Kelly’s values and principles will live on in all those whose life she touched. May God bless you during this difficult time.
Mark, Cristina, Samantha and Weldon HoveyTo David, Robyn and Kailey Your partner, your mother, your best friend. Kelly was taken from you too soon, way too young, and you will certainly miss her in innumerable ways and times. With our sincere and heartfelt expression of sympathy at this very time and over the days and years to come.
Shawn Fortner Suzanne JacksonDave and Family, our sincere condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mark and SylvieDave, Robyn and Kailey Huge hugs and lots of love. I (Mark) will particularly miss jousting with Kelly. What a fun and awesome energy she always was and will always remain, in our memories and our stories.
Karen SkuceI am an old high school friend of Kelly's and was also at Western with Kelly. I am so sorry to hear about her struggle and her passing. My heart goes out to her family. She was incredibly accomplished and that started in high school...she seemed to win at everything! I have a great photo of Kelly, our friend Diane and I on a school dress up day that I will dig up and try and forward to you. It shows how much fun we had back in those days. I have some very fond memories of Kelly that I will hold onto dearly. I can only imagine how difficult this loss is for you (her family)....my heart is with you. Karen Skuce
Sharon and Jim McMinnI met Kelly on our first day at Western. We lived across the hall from each other at Delaware and later, lived together in second and third years. Throughout those years, we had a ton of fun. I was honoured to be one of her bridesmaids when Dave and Kelly were married on Reading Week in 1984. Kelly was always a bright light. She excelled at everything she did. Her sense of humour and dry wit enlightened any conversation. She was a dear friend. She loved Dave deeply -- her 'rock' throughout her challenging cancer journey. They were indeed soul mates. She was so proud of Robyn and Kailey. Kelly will continue to live on in our hearts and minds and through our cherished memories of her. With heartfelt and deepest condolences at this very sad time. Dave, Robyn and Kailey you are in our prayers. God Bless You.
Cindy. Ed and the Noulty familyDear Dave and family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
MarkDave...no words..... November 19, 1961 was the greatest day ever. Mark
Peter SkuceCondolences!
Nicole Fournier and Denis MorencyTo the MacKenzie and Wilson families, our sincere condolences for the loss of Kelly. We are so sad for you all. La famille Morency , Nicole et Denis
Don and Sherri ColemanSaddened by Kelly's passing. Will remember her smile and the sparkle in her eyes. Condolences to Dave and the whole family.
Dave and Anna SorrellDave and family, we are aorry for your loss. We will remember that we had some good times on Robinwood - the adults and the kids too.
The Gray'sOn behalf of our family to yours may we express our condolences to you Dave and to your dsughters on the loss of your wife & best friend and the girls who have lost their mother. We didn't know you and Kelly very well, but we're hoping the memories you created at your residence on Foxcroft may carry on for rest of your lives to keep Kelly in your hearts and minds. Again please accept our thoughts and prayers. The Gray's.
Linda DarowskiAs a parish rep to St. Theresa school and a parishioner of St. George, I offer my sincerest sympathies to your family. What a lovely example of God's love! I think I am not the only one who was touched by Kelly's zest for life and love for God and family. It was very evident to me when she read at the masses, how devout she was. . There is a beautiful angel up in heaven and she is surrounded by pure love. May you find peace and comfort at this sad time.
Steve CordesDave and Family, Kelly touched the lives of countless individuals and families throughout her life. In knowing her as a volunteer with YOU, I saw her strength and support extended to several youth. I know your family battled this disease together. I, along with your friends at YOU, extend heartfelt condolences to you.
The MacDonald FamilyWe are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. Please accept my families condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and your family.
Dave Falconer & Elaine ShinDave and family, we are deeply saddened to hear the news and our hearts and prayers go out to you all. We will always remember Kelly as a positive, energetic person with a great sense of humour. We were sharing memories today of our times at 209 - smiles through the tears.
Thomas&Patricia TelferTom and I were sad to hear about Kelly, we send love to you all. Tom has many fond memories of spending time with you both during the law school days.
Cynthia MackenzieDear David, My father just let me know that your dear wife, Kelly had passed. I am so sorry for your loss . I can only imagine how hard the last few months have been. I am sending positive thoughts your way and hope that you will take all the time you need from the office to be with your loved ones.
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