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Timothy (Tim) J. McKenzie

Born: Thu., Nov. 20, 1958
Died: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 02, 2019
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Mar. 02, 2019
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church

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Timothy (Tim)  J. McKenzie, of Elgin, IL, passed away at Alexian Brothers Hospice on February 19, 2019 after a gallant battle with lung cancer.

Tim was born on November 20, 1958 in Normal, IL.  His family moved to Aurora in 1962 where Tim spent his childhood and early adulthood.  He graduated with the West Aurora Class of 1976 and attended Waubonsee Community College.

Tim was an active member of BSA Troop 11 at Wesley United  Methodist Church where he earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1972.  He received his 50 year Veteran Award in 2016 as he remained a Committee Member of Troop 11. Tim and his brothers, along with their father, had some wonderful adventures at various BSA camps and experienced a National Jamboree together.

Tim’s appreciation of nature grew from his scouting and family camping trips.  He loved spending time with his dogs at parks and forest preserves.  Tim enjoyed playing and watching golf, and was a huge NASCAR and Bears fan.  He adored his mother and loved having long talks with her.

Tim was an expert metrologist and enjoyed mentoring younger employees.  He was well respected in his industry.

Tim is survived by his parents, John and Doris (Grimes) McKenzie, his sister Sue (Joe) Cotten, brothers Jeff (Connie) McKenzie, Scott (Lilian Li) McKenzie, and Jim (Charlene) McKenzie, nephews Ryan, Kevin, and Sean McKenzie, Noah and Matt Cotten, Zach Li and niece Jieni Li.  Tim is also survived by his uncle Bob McKenzie and aunts Roberta Danielson, Viva Dirks, and Alice Grimes, many cousins and good friends.

Memorial visitation will be Saturday March 2nd from 12 PM until 2 PM at Wesley United Methodist Church in Aurora, IL.  The memorial service will follow at 2 PM officiated by Rev. John Bell. Private interment.

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Brian Carr
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
I will miss Tim. He was someone I could call and talk about anything with, from work issues to Horse Racing. Tim had a big and open heart. He treated co-workers and people he supervised fairly and respectfully. He was very understanding when it came to family issues with people, I truly believe that it had a lot to do with up bringing. He had strong family values.

I will miss his positive outlook. Even when he was sick, he was positive.

He was a good friend and very good person!!!!

God speed Tim, hope to see you again in heaven!!

Carole Beatty
   Posted Sun February 24, 2019
Doris and John, So sorry to read about Tim. Memories are treasures no one can steal, death is a heartache nothing can heal.

Rick Albright
   Posted Sun February 24, 2019
Mac and Doris ,please accept our deepest condolences. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Mon February 25, 2019
So Sorry for your loss it is never easy to lose a child. I am sorry I will not be able to visit on the 2nd but will be in a retreat.
Marty Wolding

Sean Williams
   Posted Wed February 27, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss, and you and Doris are in my prayers. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend visitation or service this Saturday.

Linda, Jessica, and Jacqueline Fechner
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019

We are so sorry for the loss of your son, Tim. We will continue to keep Tim and your family in our Prayers.

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