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Judith McKenzie

Dr. Judith Irene McKenzie

Monday, October 15th, 1951 - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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Obituary

JUDITH IRENE MCKENZIE PH.D.

Dr. Judith Irene McKenzie passed away on May 22, 2020 at Guelph General Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Victoria McKenzie and her sister-in-law Rosalynne McKenzie. Beloved mother of David Oakes (Manitouwadge) and Bryan and Robyn Oakes (Shelburne). Dear grandmother of Chloe. Judith will be missed by siblings Robert and Susan Baker (Windsor), David and Joanne McKenzie (Kitchener), Maurice and Mary Pellarin (London). She is also survived by nine nieces and nephews as well as thirteen great nieces and nephews.

Judith attended Walkerville Collegiate in Windsor. She received her undergraduate degree BES Bachelor of Environmental Science at University of Waterloo followed by a MA and PH.D in Political Science at University of Toronto. She greatly enjoyed her career as a Professor of Political Science at Wilfred Laurier, University of Toronto and University of Guelph; as well as author and co-author of several published books.

Many thanks to the staff at Wellington Park, Guelph— where she enjoyed living for the last few years.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, Guelph. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation at this time. A private family celebration will be held at a later date on the beach in her beloved Bayfield, Ontario.

Judith was passionate about Womens’ issues and mental health. As expressions of sympathy, condolences for the family or a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. In remembrance of Judy, put on the song “Gloria” at top volume and dance with wild abandon! Online donations and condolences can be made at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.
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Kathy and Bill Scarth

Posted at 10:59am
The Cameron family has wonderful memories of spending summers with Judy and the McKenzie family at Bayfield. She was bright and full of energy.
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Arlene Campbell, CPA (Calibre LLP)

Posted at 09:50am
We at Calibre LLP were saddened to hear of Judith's passing. Deepest condolences from Arlene Campbell, CPA and her team.
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Sylvia Bashevkin

Posted at 09:53am
I'm very saddened to learn this news. Judith was a graduate student in political science at the University of Toronto in the late 1980s. She was known to be among the most lively, hard-working and creative teaching assistants in the department. I had the good fortune of working with her in POL100Y, Introduction to Canadian Politics, where undergraduates competed to be in her tutorials. Judith went on to be a talented course instructor and researcher in her own right. She had a zest for fun and a knack for finding humour in life that continue to inspire me.
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Callie Sanderson

Posted at 07:10am
I have wonderful memories of many engaging discussions with Dr. McKenzie during my years in the political science department at the University of Guelph. She was a very supportive of my graduate work and helped me progress in many ways during those formative years. We also had a personal connection through my family (Sanderson family) that grew up in Windsor and went to Walkerville with her. I'm saddened to hear this news, and send my condolences to family and friends.
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Jenn Watt

Posted at 12:00am
I took a few courses with Dr. McKenzie at the University of Guelph and she supervised my undergrad thesis. I took her classes in part because of her commitment to women's rights and the environment. She had a disarming way about her; she made me and other students feel that our opinions counted and were valid. I am very sorry to hear of her passing and will always remember her fondly.
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