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Marit McKENZIE

McKENZIE, Marit Kathleen
July 2, 1994 - January 28, 2013
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our most precious Marit Kathleen McKenzie on Monday, January 28. Marit was born July 2, 1994 in Camrose, Alberta, a surprise and delight to Bruce and Susan McKenzie. In her short eighteen years, she touched the lives of countless people with her amazing personality, her caring nature and profound creativity. Marit gifted much of her life to others, but found time to express her creativity in drawing, painting, cooking, sewing and innumerable other crafts. She had many life-long friends from her high school days at Calgary Christian School (CCS), particularly Paige Thakkar whom she cared for and adored. Also her good friend McKinley Weins from Young Life, with whom she had recently started a relationship, her first love and a kind spirited and creative young man. In her graduating year at CCS, she was awarded the "Virtuous Award," which speaks to the incredible care Marit displayed throughout her life. Marit's senior project at CCS was fundraising for the David Foster Foundation for children's organ donation, a cause close to her heart because of her dear friend Paige's story. Marit's own personal gift of her body for organ donation is a testament to her commitment. She will continue to teach us all even in her afterlife about how to give to others. Marit is survived by two precious siblings, James Stewart and Britta Greer McKenzie who are inspired by her every day and will be for eternity. Marit will be greatly missed by the entire Eklund and McKenzie families. Gifts may be directed "in memoriam of Marit" through the David Foster Foundation at DavidFosterFoundation.org. A service to honour the life of Marit will take place at Hope Lutheran Church (3527 Boulton Road N.W., Calgary) on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.edenbrookcemetery.ca. Arrangements entrusted to EDEN BROOK FUNERAL HOME, 24223 Township Road 242, Calgary, AB T3Z 3K2


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Published in The Calgary Herald from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2013
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