MACKAY, Wil­liam "Ful­ton"

The Chronicle Herald (Provincial) - - OBITUARIES -

Age 93, New Glas­gow, passed away peace­fully, Tues­day, May 5, 2020 at home, with his daugh­ters by his side. Born in New Glas­gow, he was a son of the late Alexan­der and Ida (Ross) Mackay. Ful­ton was a faith­ful mem­ber of St. John the Bap­tist Ro­man Catholic Church, New Glas­gow. He had been em­ployed with the for­mer Mar­itime Steel and Foundries Lim­ited for 45 years. In his younger years, Ful­ton played baseball, broom­ball, hockey and was an avid bowler. He was an avid Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs fan. Ful­ton en­joyed fish­ing, wood­work­ing and work­ing around the yard. He and his late wife, Colleen, pro­vided care to many foster chil­dren over the years. When Colleen re­quired nurs­ing care, Ful­ton spent ev­ery day with her at Val­ley View Villa. Faith and fam­ily were most im­por­tant. Although Ful­ton’s fam­ily will miss him ter­ri­bly, they are com­forted in know­ing that their dad has been re­united with his love in the ce­les­tial king­dom. "Life has changed, not ended". Sur­viv­ing are chil­dren, Jim (Dianne) Mackay, Ox­ford; Shirley (Char­lie) Irv­ing, Jack­son’s Cove, N.L.; Wil­liam "Billy" Mackay, Vic­to­ria, B.C.; Flo (Bill) Mack­eigan, Pic­tou; daugh­ter-in­law, Roberta Mackay, River­ton; grand­chil­dren, Sab­rina, Jamie, Theresa, Ce­cil, Kerri-lee, David, Holly, Michael and Meghan; many great-grand­chil­dren; sis­ter, Florence Langille, Westville; brother, Tom (Wendy) Mackay, Kingston, Ont.; sis­ter-in-law, Shirley (Wayne) Franklin, Dry­den, Ont.; brother-in-law, Chet Can­ning, Stel­lar­ton; many nieces and nephews. Be­sides his par­ents, he was pre­de­ceased by his wife of 59 years, Colleen (Macdon­ald); sis­ters, Betty Jar­dine and Doreen Can­ning; broth­ers, Everett in in­fancy and Robert "Mac" Mackay; foster son, Eddy West­away. A pri­vate fam­ily ser­vice will take place at a later date with in­ter­ment in Holy Cross Ceme­tery, New Glas­gow. If de­sired, do­na­tions may be made in mem­ory of Ful­ton to St. John the Bap­tist Parish. www.pkmac­don­ald.ca

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