WIL­LIAM MACGILLIVRAY

The Casket - - Obituaries -

Fu­neral ser­vice for the late Wil­liam Macgillivray, 98, was held Oc­to­ber 27 in St. Ninian Cathe­dral, Antigo­nish, with Fa­ther Don­ald Macgillivray of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial was in the parish ceme­tery.

Mr. Macgillivray died Oc­to­ber 24, 2018.

Read­ers at the fu­neral Mass were Linda Macgillivray, Ja­cob Macgillivray and Me­gan (Macgillivray). Grand­chil­dren and great­grand­chil­dren pre­sented the of­fer­tory gifts. Eucharis­tic min­is­ter was Lynn Whe­lan. Mu­sic was pro­vided by Emery Van de Weil.

Pall­bear­ers were Chris Macgillivray, Adam Large, Billy Joe Macgillivray, Max Macgillivray, Dun­can Macgillivray, Craig

Large, Don­a­van Macgillivray and Ian Macgillivray.

Born July 12, 1920, in Wil­liam’s Point, Antigo­nish County, he was a son of the late An­gus A. and Cather­ine (Cassie Maclean) Macgillivray. He at­tended Mor­ri­son School and, in 1939, he joined the Cana­dian Army. In 1941, he was sent over­seas where he saw ac­tion in Eng­land, Italy, Bel­gium and Ger­many. He took part in the Lib­er­a­tion of Hol­land and con­se­quently was awarded the Dutch Medal of Remembrance. Af­ter his dis­charge from the army, he re­turned home and even­tu­ally was em­ployed by Canada Post, from which he re­tired in 1983. He was a life-long mem­ber of St. Ninian Parish and the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion. In his younger years, he en­joyed hunt­ing, fish­ing and tend­ing his gar­den. As well, he en­joyed play­ing cards, darts and bowl­ing. In his later years, he en­joyed read­ing but, above all, his daily drives to Wil­liam’s Point.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 77 years, Hilda (Keay); four daugh­ters, Joy Ann (Louis) Arse­nault, Mon­treal; Gail (Bob) Large, Welling­ton, NS; Lynn (Frank) Whe­lan, Havre Boucher; Roann (Larry) Clavelle, Cal­gary, Al­berta; five sons, Re­gan (Pat) Macgillivray, Antigo­nish; Dr. Bill (Cathy) Macgillivray, Mi­ra­machi, New Brunswick; Karl (Linda) Macgillivray, Antigo­nish; An­gus, Guy (Sharon) Macgillivray, both of Wil­liam’s Point; daugh­ter-in-law, Dar­lene Macgillivray, Kenora, On­tario: 27 grand­chil­dren; 38 great-grand­chil­dren; brother, Omar, Antigo­nish; sis­ter, Claire, Florida; nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews.

He was pre­de­ceased by son, Scott; grand­son, Ed­ward Whe­lan, in in­fancy; five sis­ters, Cather­ine, Marg, Sarah, Rose, Mary-janet, 10 broth­ers, Jack, Col­lie, Ral, Fa­ther Joe, Dun­can, Hughie, Johnny, Camp­bell, two, in in­fancy.

Me­mo­rial do­na­tions may be made to the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, St. Ninian Parish Foun­da­tion, or a char­ity of choice.

On­line con­do­lences: www.macisaacs.ca

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