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Malcolm McKenzie

Malcolm McKenzie

2nd March 1934 - 7th January 2022


Malcolm passed away peacefully at Emerald Hill Nursing Home on 7th January 2022 aged 87 years.

Dearly beloved husband of Maggie,

Brother to Elaine and Heather (deceased).

Father of Chad and Gen, father in law to Robyn, Manto and Murli.

Uncle to Penny, Cameron, Lloyd, Peta, Sammy, Jevan, Amelia and Beverly.

Grandfather to Amadeus, Khalil, Mike and Jannaya.

Great Uncle to Rose, Tiffany, Hugh, Charlotte and Georgina.

One of nature's true gentlemen who will be missed by many.


 Family and friends are invited to attend Malcolm's funeral service, to be held in the Geelong Crematorium Chapel,

Burvilles Road, Mount Duneed on Friday (January 14) commencing at 11.00am.

You may wish to view the livestream, please click here and the link will appear and enter the pin 4736.



9 responses to “Malcolm McKenzie”

  1. Professor Graham Zanker says:

    At St Mark’s College, Adelaide, he was a consistently cheerful, considerate and wise Master.
    My life was enriched by his friendship.
    My memory of him will always be one of admiration and gratitude.
    – Professor Graham Zanker

  2. Tom Nedinis says:

    A man who could listen and understand, kind, fair, and respectful to others, a man of great wisdom.
    My sincerest condolences to Maggie during this very very difficult time.
    – Tom Nedinis

  3. Otto Kaspar says:

    An Ode to Malcolm McKenzie

    I never had a grandfather of my own, until I met Malcolm McKenzie,
    Although not biologically as you might realise by comparing his neatly styled hair with my curly frenzy.
    He is all … a grandfather, a teacher and a friend,
    As well as a mentor … oh how I loved the chess games and the resourceful emails he sends.
    He wore smart clothes, smart spectacles, and bore a smart cane,
    And he always looked perfect and gentleman-like, even in the pouring rain.

    We feasted on porridge, scrambled eggs and Maggie’s delicious meals until we couldn’t move,
    And then distracted ourselves with board games, puzzles and stories to let our stomachs soothe.
    We went for walks and visited places outside,
    And to human limitations, Malcolm’s intelligence and wit did not abide.

    Malcolm stimulated my developing brain more than school ever could,
    And his enigmatic puzzles were as hard to crack as wood.
    Malcolm shared his 87 years of life with me like it was my own,
    All the funny moments passed before my eyes like I was there in skin and bone.

    Malcolm’s radiant smile will forever be etched in my mind as bright as a fresh sheaf of corn,
    And from his brilliant life, thousands of millions of precious memories were born.

    I Love You Malcolm.

    Your friend forever,
    Otto Kaspar.
    13th January 2022.

  4. Ellie Schwab says:

    A true gentleman, inquisitive and wise. I will miss seeing Malcolm meandering through the streets of South Melbourne – Maggie ever by his side. Always stopping for a chat, keen to discuss all the latest news.
    My sincerest condolences, Maggie. I’m very sorry for your loss.
    I will miss him too.
    – Ellie Schwab

  5. Joycelyn Ng says:

    A wonderful and true gentleman.
    He is wise, smart, gentle and humorous.
    He has been a great Godfather to me for the past 38yrs.
    I remember walking our dog, Bobby in the evening and our neighbor start staring at this tall “angmo” (Asian term for English Man). How I miss his poems.
    He never failed to mail postcards during festive and special occasion like my birthday.
    I will miss his stories, his jokes, his laugh, his smile, his laughters, his out-of-the-box thinking.
    Thank you for all the best memories created together.
    I hope our paths cross again.
    You may be gone from my sight but you are never gone from my heart.
    I love you and I will miss you dearly.
    My deepest condolences to you, Godma Maggie.
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    – Joycelyn

  6. Serena Ng says:

    A dear and loving husband to my sister, Maggie
    The Greatest son in law and brother in law.
    A great mentor and loving uncle to Amelia and Beverly.
    A very special person dear to us and a true blessing to our family
    Will forever cherished the memories of joy, happiness and fun times we shared together in Malaysia and in Melbourne.
    Our heartache when saying our last goodbye
    Yet you stay strong to put on a big smile
    You will be missed…….
    Much Love ❤️
    Gary, Serena, Amelia & Beverly

  7. Diana Pallister says:

    Dear Maggie,
    Our sincere condolences to you.
    Thinking of you during this difficult time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    From Diana & John

  8. Christina Kaspar says:

    For me, Malcolm has been a gem.
    His zest for life has been inspirational and most enjoyable.
    My joy around Maggie and Malcolm has filled Otto’s and my life with joy.
    Their love story is everlasting and will always be with us.
    All our love Malcolm
    – Christina and Otto

  9. The Rev’d Dr John Fleming says:

    Through turbulent times, Malcolm McKenzie steered St Mark’s in a way respected by all. His excellent relationships with students and staff, coupled with his patience, flexibility, and willingness to listen, were the hallmarks of his outstanding contribution to St Mark’s as Master. I feel privileged to have been a student at St Mark’s when he was Chaplain, and a member of the SCR when he was Master. I know how he worked and learnt so much from him. +RIP.

    The Rev’d Dr John Fleming sometime Dean and Vice-Master

Funeral Details

Geelong Crematorium
42-110 Burvilles Road
Mount Duneed

14th January 2022 at 11:00 AM

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