Passed on: January 27th, 2016
“I believe in the sun,
even when it’s not shining.
I believe in love,
even when I am alone.
I believe in God,
even when He is silent.”
ORIN KENZIE, beloved husband of Joyce Kenzie, of Lethbridge, AB. passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the age of 72 years.
Besides his loving wife, Orin is survived by his children; Doug Kenzie (Michelle Moxley) of Whitby, ON, Jeff (Trisha) Kenzie of Camrose, AB, Jennifer (Ryan) Darroch of Lethbridge, grandchildren Ty, Hunter and Noah Kenzie of Whitby, ON, Kennedy and Davis Kenzie of Camrose, AB, Rylee and Bentley Darroch of Lethbridge. He is also survived by brother Terry (Elvira) Kenzie of Medicine Hat, AB, sister Carolyn Kenzie of Swift Current, SK and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as Joyce’s family; sister Laurene (Norman) Miller of Yorkton, SK and brothers John (Rhonda) Harder of Fernie, BC and David (Evelyn) Harder of Swift Current, SK.
Orin was born on September 28, 1943 in Cabri, Saskatchewan and was raised on the family farm nearby. Orin met the love of his life Joyce Harder and they were married in 1966 in Swift Current. This is also when he started work in the oil industry. He then went to Olds College for an advanced education and started employment for Alberta Agriculture in 1972. While living in Olds they had three children and later moved to Lethbridge in 1976. He continued working for Alberta Agriculture. Orin transitioned to The Natural Resources Conservation Board, where he worked until his retirement in 2014. He was passionate about agriculture and the people he met. Orin was a spiritual man who loved listening to country gospel music. He taught life development classes at Park Meadows Baptist Church. Orin and Joyce enjoyed many weekend get aways. He was a giving, caring man who was strong willed. Orin was a very proud father and grandfather, who will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family.
A Private Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, with Pastor Del Bertsch officiating with the Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, PO Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7.
To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com