Published: March 31, 2007

Jock MacKenzie, 1945 – 2007

Jock MacKenzie.Jock MacKenzie, bass drummer with the Grade 1 Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band of Palmserston North, New Zealand, died suddenly of a suspected heart attack on March 3, aged 61. He was the father of the Stuart MacKenzie, pipe-major and well known solo piper, and the band’s lead-drummer, Frazer MacKenzie.

Manawatu had been preparing for the New Zealand Pipe Band Championships in Dunedin, New Zealand, on March 10, and, according to a spokesperson for the band, is undecided whether it will compete for its seventh title.

The funeral will be held on March 7 at All Saints Church in Palmerston North.

Our sympathies go to Jock MacKenzie’s family and friends at this sad time.

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