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Joseph McKenzie

Joseph McKenzie

Born In: Navet, Trinidad and Tobago
Born: November 6th, 1930

Passed in: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Passed on: June 3rd, 2016

Joseph Addison McKenzie passed away peacefully at Cawthra Gardens in Mississauga, Ontario on June 3rd at the age of 85. Born in Navet, Rio Claro, Trinidad to Puney Marie Simon and Charles Joseph McKenzie, Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ellen Joyce (McMenemy) McKenzie, his two devoted daughters, Jennifer McKenzie-Boone and Heidi McKenzie, sons-in-law, Robin McKenzie-Boone and Ali Kazimi, grandchildren, Alaric and Ellathea McKenzie-Boone. The eldest of 17 siblings, he leaves behind Florence, Allan, Elsie, Glenn, Albert, Grace, George Winston (deceased), Osmond, Harvey and other siblings by his mother’s side.

Joseph came to Canada in 1954 to study at McMaster University and completed his PhD in Ichthyology at University of Western Ontario in 1964. During his 36-year tenure at University of New Brunswick he contributed to the study of fish migration, served as Acting Dean of Science and Acting Chair of Biology. His commitment to social justice included unionizing at UNB; counselling many youths; and actively participating in the Wilmot United Church, Fredericton, NB, Forest Hill United Church and the First United Methodist Church, Clearwater, Florida. His passions included orchid breeding, Creative Arts Committee, photography, bridge, classical and jazz music, birding, fishing, and theology.

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