Hugh Melvin MacKay, 67, of Strathroy, ON (formerly of Middle Musquodoboit, NS), died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by loving family on October 23, 2009, following a brief illness. Beloved husband of 44 years to Margaret (Campbell), father of Marilyn (Scott Geddes) of Windsor, NS, Heather (Duncan Graham) of Toronto, and Sandy (the late Melanie Hicks) of Woodbridge, ON, and grandfather of Munro, the apple of his eye. Brother of Franklyn (Marian), Douglas (Patricia) and Edward (Sandra). He was predeceased by parents Austin and Edith (Dickey) and brother Arthur (Patricia). A career farmer, Hugh had a lifelong love of the land and all things farm-related. He was an avid contributor to “Yesterday’s Tractors,” and had been an active member of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture and the Nova Scotia Milk Producers Association. Cremation and a private family service have been arranged. A memorial hymn sing was held in his honour October 25 at the home of his cousin Shirley Graham in Upper Stewiacke, NS. Visitation at home will take place Sunday, November 1, from 2-4 pm. Donations are welcome to the Canadian Cancer Society, or a chosen charity.
We all miss you my friend!