In Memory of


Gary McKenzie

In memory of Gary McKenzie, much-loved colleague and friend.

Gary McKenzie was our straight-talking London gent, well-liked and respected throughout the industry and never short of a funny quip or a holiday destination recommendation.

Gary joined Freyssinet in 2011 to work on some of the company’s most complex projects, including Gatwick Airport MSCP 6 refurbishment, London Gateway Port cathodic protection and spray concrete works and Connaught Tunnel refurbishment. He was instrumental in the development of our Southern region team and successfully led our sales activity to establish the Freyssinet and FOREVA brands in the south.

Outside of work, he enjoyed travelling, and owned a greyhound, a racehorse and was a part time poker player. ‘Hence why I am still working’, he once said.

Above all, Gary was a devoted husband and family man, and our heart-felt condolences go to his wife Lyn, his children and grandchildren.

We invite you to share your messages and memories.

Book Owner: Lynn Collinswood
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Guillaume Black

Gary, It has been such a pleasure and honour to cross paths with you for which I feel very priviledged. You have taught me a lot in our small time together. I take confort in that you truely knew how to live and shall remain an example and inspiration. You have been taken too …

Kevin Bennett

Ah Gary, what fun we had, you teaching me all about tunnels and me your willing pupil. You gave me a tour of Connaught Tunnel, explained how you’d taken the value from a few quid for a little bit of leak sealing injection, to £Millions for wholesale rebuilding of large sections. We took a …

Keith Moloney

Gary, you’ll always be remembered for your high spirits and ability to brighten up a room by simply walking in. Always on hand to give unique advice, not just in work but invaluable life lessons over a beer too! You knew what was important, family and friends above all else. You’ll be sadly missed …

James Chandler

So sorry to hear this sad news. Such a genuinely nice guy with a fantatsic ability to always be glass half full.   …


Mon ami,  Some days were necessary to accept this deepest sadness, but I feel so lucky to know you and sharing a part of my life. From Gatwick to Mortlake office we spent hours together sharing site difficulties/solutions, life experiences, jokes, English meanings, typical British or French meals… I know it was not easy …

Paul Bottomley

Gary, A life well lived….  The poems could have been written about you. It was a privilege to know you these last years  Our relationship extended beyond the many interesting projects we worked on together You quickly became more than a colleague and I respected your thoughts, benefitted from your experience, laughed at your …

Len Lewis

RIP Gary, Jim introduced me to you within days of Makers joining the Midas Group, of which I was Chief Executive Chairman and your characteristic cockney charm, warmth and wit were welcome characteristics to me, also a Londoner born and bred.  Jim clearly had the very highest regard for you in every way, as …

Kenneth Dykes

So sorry to lose such a great colleague and friend.  I’ve known Gary for over 30 years and it was always a pleasure both working and socialising with him.  One of the good guys who will be sorely missed.  My condolences to Lyn and family.  Rest in peace mate. …

Deborah Lawley

Gary, It was a pleasure to know you and to have worked with you. I don’t think I ever did quite manage to keep you in line with filling in the correct forms!…But your personality and passion to “get the job done” made up for that in spades.  Thanks for all the straight talking …


Dear Gary, It has been a pleasure and an honour to know you and to work with you. You taught me a lot about life, it is very sad to see you leaving us. Boris   …
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