Donald Gordon MacKenzie

December 9, 1947May 4, 2020

Donald Gordon MacKenzie passed away peacefully in Calgary, Alberta on Monday, May 4, 2020.

Donald was born in Ottawa, Ontario on December 9, 1947 and eventually moved out west to Calgary, Alberta. He had a long career as a horse farrier, which was fueled by his passion for helping animals. He often joked he understood horses better than humans. Many knew him as a stubborn hard-working man who was dedicated to his family.

Donald is survived by his daughter Meghan (Chad), brother John MacKenzie, sister Johanne Bordon, and close friend Stuart Saunders. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Olena MacKenzie, mother and father Ena and William MacKenzie.

A Memorial Service will not be held at this time. If friends or family so desire memorial donations may be made directly to the Dare to Dream Horse Rescue at or Diabetes Canada at


  • A Memorial Service will not be held at this time


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Alex .

May 4, 2021

Dear Meghan. My sincere condolences in this very hard times to you. Don is always in my heart and in memory of my mom's friends, all of them remember him as a real canadian cowboy :)

As he always told to me - take care.


Danna MacKenzie

May 17, 2020

Dear Meghan,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your father. I will remember your Dad's honest, straight forward nature, and his willingness to help others. He was a man who was true to himself and always to those he loved.
Sending much love, Danna
& Sidney, Cassie, Lauren, and Vivian

Johann Borland

May 10, 2020

You made a positive difference in both people and animals lives while you where here. You had a dry sense of humour and were a very straight forward individual. And one of the few people that did what they loved and on your terms. With love, now it is time for you to continue your journey and catch up with old friends and family, both human and animal, your sister Johann.

Meghan MacKenzie

May 9, 2020

I hope you find peace in death and you are reunited with your true love, Olena. I know she has been waiting for you. I hope the two of you ride off into the sunset together. I will think of you often. Your loving daughter.