Dorothy MACKENZIE

Mackenzie, Dorothy, April 22, 1922 – November 1, 2010. Born in Port Coquitlam, and spent her life living on the Pitt River. She passed away suddenly and peacefully at home.

Dorothy will always be remembered by her husband, Ken and her children, Linda, Tim (Rosie), grandchildren Shonia (Steve), Curtis (Sheri), Shane (Jen), John (Diandra), Kenny and great-grandchildren Payge, Maiya, Colby, Brett, Brooke, Cole, Oaklyn, friends Tammy and Dustin and many others.

Dorothy was in many ways like a mother and grandmother to many of the crew at Harken Towing with most people knowing her just simply as “Nan“. Dorothy has been a vital part of Harken Towing since she and Ken launched their first boat in 1948. You could find her in the kitchen dispatching the tugs and when need be she was on the boat as the deckhand. Dorothy loved nothing more than taking her friends or anyone who was willing down the river on her pride and joy the Viking King. She loved being on the water and showing people the water side of life. She enjoyed Maui, charity dinners, watching her grandsons and great grandchildren play sports and tried to make people’s lives a bit better in everything she did.

Dorothy will be greatly missed by her family and her crew at Harken Towing but she will live on in our hearts and memories forever.

A reflection of her life will be held at Swan-e-Set Bay Resort & Country Club, 16651 Rannie Road, Pitt Meadows (near her beloved river) at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 15, 2010. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Port Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association.


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