Hubert MACKENZIE

MACKENZIE, Hubert Norman

2 April 1922 – 4 November 2009

Hubert (Hue) MacKenzie died in Laurel Place Hospice, Surrey, of mesothelioma. Survived by wife Jo Ann (Murray), step-daughters Linda Murray, Fruitvale, and Carol Murray, Quadra Island. Hue was born in Vancouver, graduated from Burnaby South High School, 1940; served in the Canadian Army, 1942 to 1946; graduated from University of British Columbia, 1949; retired from Supply and Services Canada (Ottawa) as statistician and Chief of Section, 1980. While in Ottawa, Hue was active in the Ottawa Field Naturalists Club, serving as Vice President in 1966, and President from 1967-69. In 1979, the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club, the oldest and largest regional natural sciences organization in Canada, celebrated the centennial of its founding. Hue planned and guided the many events of the year-long celebration. In 1983, he was named Honourary Member, presented in recognition of outstanding contributions by a member or non-member to Canadian natural history or to the successful operation of the Club. Hue was also a Life Member of the Ontario Field Ornithologists and American Birding Association. Hue and Jo Ann moved from Nepean, Ontario to Burnaby, in August, 1983, settling in south Surrey in 1985. Hue became active in the Vancouver Natural History Society, White Rock and Surrey Naturalists and was a founding member of the British Columbia Field Ornithologists, 1991.

Thanks to the staff of Hilltop Medical Clinic, South Surrey; Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock; Laurel Place Hospice, and the Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C. A Celebration of Life will be held in the reception room of Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831-28 Avenue, Surrey, on November 21, at 2 p.m. Donations may be made in Hue’s name to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, www.natureconservancy.ca .