William “Bill” Campbell MacKenzie
(November 3, 1957 – May 10, 2019)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill MacKenzie, 61, who passed away peacefully at Carpenter Hospice House Friday, May 10, 2019 after his courageous battle with cancer. He was a loving husband, father, and son, survived by his wife, Susan Ferrier, mother, Mary, and predeceased by his father, William (2017). Bill was a loving father to his children, Rachel, and Evan, and stepchildren; Gordon (Victoria), Matthew, Alexander, Dalton, and Connor. Bill is also survived by brothers: John, Alex (Laurie), and Rob (Stephanie) and nieces and nephews; Tyler and Liam, Elizabeth, Jennifer and Madison, Jack and Katie, respectively. Bill was a well-known product consultant with the LCBO, recently retired in September 2017, friend of the Dundas/Ancaster/Burlington community, and known for his kindness and generosity to others. He carried with him a passion for fine wines, well-aged cheese and meat, and the sport of rugby while leaving a lasting impression on any person who crossed his path along the way. Visitations will be commenced at Turner Funeral Home in Dundas on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Bill’s name to the Ronald McDonald House Charities South Central Ontario would be greatly appreciated.
Thoughts and Prayers with the Family! Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I worked with Bill for many years at the Dundas LCBO .He truly was a soft spoken gentleman, was well liked and respected a pleasure to have known .RIP Bill. Your Friend Shirley Zess
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. It was an honor to have worked alongside Bill at the Millcroft LCBO. I will always cherish his friendship and the laughter we shared. God bless you Bill.
My condolences go out to all of Bill s family.I was blessed to have worked with Bill @ store 566 & got to laugh and learn so much from Bill. You will be sadly missed & forever in my ❤ you will always be (“The CB” to me !) Xo ?r.i.p my friend
I was shocked, and deeply saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Although I hadn’t seen him in recent years, I fondly remember him at Dundas and Ancaster LCBO’s – a good friend: always helpful, a good heart, a fine soul, a true gentleman. My sincere condolences to his mom, to Susan, Rachel, Evan and extended family members.
My condolences to Bill’s family, I had the pleasure of working wirh Bill at Millcroft he was such a great character and amazing person,he will be missed by us all.. RIP Bill.
Thoughts and condolences to Susan and family for your loss. Bill and I worked together at VIntages 701 in the late 80’s. He was soft-spoken with a wonderful puckish wit. Always a delight to work with, or meet with on occasions, after he became a product consultant.
Proud to have known him, and glad for some fine memories.
My deepest condolences to Bill’s family at this difficult time. Bill was a great man and I had a great time working with him. Bill will be truly missed and will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace my friend.
I’m blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Bill. He was a true gentleman and took the time to encourage everyone, whether looking for a better bottle of wine or in learning in-depth about it. He taught me and countless others so much in his wonderful, gentle way. Bill, you’re sorely missed, friend.
Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. Bill Mackenzie was a wonderful warm, and caring man who shaped my life in so many ways. My memories of him will be forever etched in my heart. His witty humour, mentoring and love will never be forgotten. He was my dear sweet friend. He made me laugh when I was sad, he kept me focused on whats important in life…a true roll model …he had an endless love for Rachel and Evan…they were his entire world. Susan, you came along and he couldn’t stop talking about how happy he was. He was so proud of his life, and his stories and humour will be missed more than ever. I love you my friend Bill. “Wee Spotty man”,”Fire in the hole”,shouting at each other in Italian Grape varieties…all the jokes all the laughs. I will miss you more than words can say. I love you Bill, my friend Rest in Peace… Gillian
Bill my friend your heart felt presence will be missed. I have nothing but great fond memories when we worked together at the old LCBO #511 Dufferin Mall. This is where you began your career with the LCBO but more important this is when you made an incredible difference to this business.
To Bill’s family please accept my condolences at this difficult time. Bill was an exceptional person who worked extremely hard!
Bill you will be missed! Rest in Peace my friend!
To Susan, Rachel, Evan and all of Bill’s family, you have our most heartfelt condolences. It was an honour and a privilege to have known Bill and we are very grateful to have been considered his friends. We shared many a fine bottle of wine with Bill over the years while enjoying his very unique wit and sense of humour. He will be missed terribly!
Tom and Lynda
To Bill’s family and friends. Please accept heartfelt condolences from my family to you for such a tragic loss of such a wonderful person. I probably didn’t know Bill the way his close friends and co-workers did but as a business friend for the past 10-12 years, I don’t think I have met a finer gentleman in my lifetime. He was charming, polite, caring, easy-going and just plain Good People. I’m so saddened by this news as everyone else is. I am very blessed to have known Bill and be considered a friend. Thank you for such great memories my friend.
My deepest condolences to Bill’s family . My thoughts and prayers are with you . I had the greatest honor to work with Bill at lcbo Millcrof. Always a delight, great conversation and such of knowledge I got from working with him . He will be always on my heart and my mind through sweet memories. Thanks Bill for all the great moments at work. You will be missed
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. Bill and I worked together in the 90s at the LCBO, and fondly remember his wit and kindness. He was a lovely person, and we had a particularly hilarious experience together at a work retreat, caught in a sinking paddle boat on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay. Still laughing about it to this day. Love and hugs to his family and friends.
So long Skipper, you will be sorely missed by your little buddy Gilligan. My heartfelt condolences to your family and friends. You were always a pleasure to work with over the 20+ years I knew you.
Very sad news I have just heard about Bill. I had the upmost pleasure in knowing Bill through rugby. I had the good fortune to play along side him for the Burlington Centaurs. He was a formidable player, a great gentlemen both on and off the pitch. There is much camaraderie on a rugby team and Bill’s spirit and generosity will be missed. My sincere apologies to his family.
My dearest Susan. There are no words to express the sympathy I have for you and the boys. I know we haven’t spoken in years but you often cross my mind which almost always lead to a chuckle. You always knew how to make me laugh and I’m sure you did the same for Bill. Big hug to you from an old friend.
To Bill’s Family,
I extend to you my deepest condolences on the loss of Bill. He was such a wonderful human being, caring and warm. I worked with him at the LCBO as a fellow product consultant. I so enjoyed his witty sense of humour, always making me laugh with his hilarious stories and accents. He also was a great teacher, imparting knowledge to all of the consultants in his own quiet way. He was a true gentleman and empathetic soul. He will be missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to know him.
First met Bill via the LCBO some 20 years ago. His knowledge and experience with wine was second to none. But although we talked wine, and he would always steer me in the right direction of what to try, I was equally impressed with his knowledge about other subjects. Bill and I would often get in to conversations about my mother’s recipes, the game of rugby the importance of family, the dignity of each individual, the importance of unions, the plight of the common man/woman in our rapidly changing world and other subjects. Bill was an sincere and extremely well rounded individual who always seemed to make the time to talk with you, not to you. Bill MacKenzie made the world a better place and I was fortunate to have known his acquaintance.
My condolences to his family and friends.
A trusted friend, smart as heck and funny as s**t. You will be missed Bill. Thanks for the reminder to live life to the fullest with integrity.
We wish to extend our sincere condolences to the families of Susan & Bills’. What an incredible man!!! We have such fond memories of Bill & family arriving at our farm (even way back in the late 90’s). Of course, he always had a great bottle of wine, food, and a big smile. Hard to imagine the amount of other people he touched during his shorten life span with his beautiful spirit, kindness, humor, knowledge, accents, and passions. He was quite exceptional!!! We are still in shock and will cherish all of the great memories together. Thanks MR. BILL!!!!! RIP!!!
My dear old friend, so sad to hear this. We met in January 1984 in Fiji and went on to Australia together where we spent many hilarious months. Lost touch and then met up again probably 15 or 20 years ago in upstate NY where we spent a couple of days. Then kids came along and we never got anther chance to meet. I have to travel to Canada soon and thought i would look you up old pal. Rest in Peace Bill and my heartfelt condolences to all your family left behind.