A resident of Ridgetown, John McKenzie passed away suddenly in Warren, Michiganon Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the age of 70. John was the son of the late Roy and May (Poag) McKenzie. Loving father of Ann McKenzie of Chatham. Survived by his sister Mary Jean Duke of Sarniaand his nephews Ron, Dan and Mark Cook. John enjoyed the serenity of nature, and loved to fish and take nature walks. John had worked for Chrysler for 25 years and ran his own body shop where he specialized in custom painting. Cremation has taken place. As per John’s wishes there will be no funeral service. Donations made in memory of John to the O.S.P.C.A. – Chatham-Kent would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com, McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E., Ridgetown, (519)674-3141.