Margot Mckenzie

MCKENZIE, Margot Lynn

Oct.1, 1946 – July 26, 2009 after a brave battle against lung cancer.

Margot was born in Abbotsford, BC to Colin and Dorothy McKenzie.

The family moved in 1957 to Castlegar, BC and Margot graduated from

Stanley Humphries Secondary School in 1965. She attended Mount

Royal College in Calgary, Alberta before returning to Castlegar and

working at Selkirk College Library in 1970. In 1973, she began a

banking career with CIBC, Main Branch , Vancouver, BC, starting

downstairs in the “cage” sorting culled bills and working her way

up as a teller, and finally a securities officer. She continually

took courses while working in the bank and received the Fellowship

of the Institute of Canadian Bankers in 1980. Margot enjoyed

traveling in the 80’s and 90’s , especially on cruises and went to

Mexico, Hawaii, New York, the British Isles, and the

Mediterranean. After her retirement in 2001, Margot pursued her

passion for Art History and was attending UBC towards a History of

Art Degree. She was 3 credits short of completing the degree when

she became ill. Margot is predeceased by her parents and survived

by brothers, Bill (Diane) and John ( Sandy), her sister, Heather

(Glenn), nieces Tricia, Lea, Allison. Joscelyn, Emma and Anne and

nephews Mark and Neil. A memorial service will be held on

Thursday, July 30th, 11:00 am at Mt Pleasant Universal Funeral

Home, 306 East 11th Ave, Vancouver with a reception to follow.

Mount Pleasant Funeral Home

Ph. 604-876-2161

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