In Memory

John McKenzie

John Calvin McKenzie of Poulsbo

Aug. 1, 1952 - March 4, 2010

In loving memory of John C. McKenzie, who passed away on March 4, 2010, at Harrison Hospital.

John was born in Prineville, Ore., to Calvin R. McKenzie and Alice M. McKenzie. He moved with his family to Bremerton, Wash., when he was in elementary school. He attended elementary, junior high and high school in Bremerton. He graduated from Bremerton High School in 1971. He did an apprenticeship at PSNS (Trident) for welding which he graduated from in 1981. He attended Olympic College where he received a teaching certificate.

He worked for Trident Military Base until he retired in 2008. He was working as a welding instructor at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, Wash.

He was an active member of Northwest Kite Association and AA - sober for the last 7 years.

John is survived by his wife Lynn (Sheppard), his daughter Arynn McKenzie, and his son Eric McKenzie. He is also survived by his brother David McKenzie (Nan), as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

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07/09/11 05:52 PM #1    

Larry Bredehoeft

Johnny! Thanks sooo much for being such a big part of my life, You helped me a lot. You had a different way of looking at thinga that made me pause and think, and laugh. You will not be forgotten. I'm tryin to ba a part of a pleasant day like you always talked about. And I am learning that world is actually pretty kind to me.....if I want to see it that way, like you alway said. Would love to get inside your head and understand why you never threw anything away or put anything away...I dont believe it had anything to do with laziness. Guess thats a conversation we'll save for the next lifetime. How are those new wings of yours? Is the wind just right? You are irreplaceable and one in a million...ya. Love you Johnny. See ya in a while.


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