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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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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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Linda, Cathy & Margaret White

Posted at 01:44pm
We are all so very sorry to hear the sad news about Judy. We have many fond memories of her at Bayfield over the years.
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Elizabeth Howson

Posted at 10:36am
Such a lovely person gone far too soon. As a former classmate at Waterloo I connected with Jewels over the years and always enjoyed our visits, including at the reunion a year ago. She will be missed. Liz Howson
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patti love

Posted at 02:54pm
Sincere sympathy Susan, David and Mary
Many fond memories growing up on Chilver Road
Steele family (Wendy, Patti and Ian)
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