Passing of Gwen McKenzie

We recently learned that Gwen McKenzie, a long time Athletics Manitoba Official passed away on December 6, 2018, at the age of 89.

She began as secretary of her daughter Marjorie’s track club, Flying M Athletics, and continued on to become a Timer, Starter, Judge, Assistant Chief and Chief. She officiated at many meets across Canada as well as the 1999 Winnipeg Pan Am Games.

She traveled by car to many schools across Manitoba or flew in small planes to small isolated schools with one or two others to bring track and field training to the school staff and to help them run their Track and Field events.

She is fondly remembered by all officials and the sporting community and we extend our condolences to her family.

A memorial service will take place on Thursday May 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard.

Her obituary can be found on the Thomson “In the Park” website.

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