Dorothea (Dorie) Ruth McKenzie 

Dorie McKenzie (nee Single) of Moose Jaw passed away peacefully on Friday May 31, 2024, at the age of 97 with family at her side. Dorie lived independently in her own suite until March 2024, and she was in the Moose Jaw Special Care Home until her passing. 

Dorie is survived by her loving son Nelson who has lived in Moose Jaw as part of the Citizens All Association since 1975. She was predeceased by her loving husband Tom McKenzie in 2012.  

Dorie is also survived by her sister-in-law Shelagh Single of Vancouver; nephews Cole Single (Julie) and family in Winnipeg and Drew Single (Cindy) and family in Calgary; niece-in-law Shirley Single and family in Winnipeg; nieces Sandy Ryan and Louise Anderson (Russ) and their families in Vancouver.  


Dorie was predeceased by her nephew Clarke Single (2021); her brothers Ernie Single (2010) and Herb Single (2022); sister-in-law Margaret Single (2003); and Sandy’s husband Mike Ryan (2016).  

Dorie was born in April 1927 in Tenby, Manitoba to parents Carl and Martha Single (nee Troegel). She was the middle child with older brother Ernie and younger brother Herb. Tom and Dorie were married in 1947 and Nelson was born in 1948. The family farmed for a few years and continued in agriculture in various small Manitoba towns (Plumas, Birch River) and Dumas, Saskatchewan. Tom and Dorie moved to Moose Jaw in 1958 to be closer to Nelson who had been living in Valleyview since 1956.  

Dorie was employed for 22 years with the Canadian Forces Base in Moose Jaw retiring in 1983. After retiring, Dorie and Tom covered many miles in their camper van throughout Canada and the US. They had been active members of Minto United Church since 1958 and the church played an important role in how they lived their lives. Faith was of utmost importance to Dorie.  

The focal point of Dorie and Tom’s lives was their son Nelson. They were very supportive parents and always made sure Nelson received the best care. The Citizens All Association has been an important part of their lives and the family has been blessed by this support over the years. Dorie was always included in Nelson’s ongoing care.  

The family would like to thank the staff at the Moose Jaw Special Care Home for their compassionate support. Although only there a short time, Dorie received so much love and special care for which the family is very grateful. Special thanks to Ken and Jean Hochlander for always being there for Dorie over the years. Your support has meant so much to her extended family.  

The family will have a private Memorial Tea in Moose Jaw later in June. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Dorie’s honour to TeleMiracle Kinsmen Foundation Inc 2217 C Hanselman Ct. Saskatoon, SK, S7L 6A8. In living memory of Dorothea, a memorial planting will be made by W.J. Jones & Son Ltd. Please sign the memorial register at website: (Obituaries).

Chrystine Dacey- Funeral Director