Colin MacKay

Obituary of Colin Raymond MacKay

Colin(Collie)Raymond MacKay August 11, 1952-December 23, 2020 passed away peacefully at home. Colin was the eldest son of Raymond and Kathleen (Jordan)and grew up in Willowdale. Colin had a wanderlust for travel at an early age. He was a born traveller and found his passion behind the wheel of a truck at a tender age. He took great pride in his vocation and pleasure of seeing so much of North America. Collie was one of the few old school drivers who hauled many loads but a particularly meaningful one for him was a load of oranges from California, USA to Labrador City for Connor’s Transport. The load was delivered in record time in excellent condition with no speeding tickets. Colin was a very hard worker who gave 100 percent commitment to his job. He was known far and wide for his ability and skill. He had an excellent record and always was dependable to deliver on time and in perfect condition. Colin travelled thousands of miles, on the many highways and interstates with the love of his life Ruth (Skane) It gives us great comfort at this time to know they are reunited. Colin and Ruth enjoyed spending their summers in Willowdale and winters in Danvers, MA. They traded long haul living in for touring in Dad’s beloved Chevy truck Bessie. Colin leaves behind to mourn his beloved daughters Caroline (Trevor) Archibald, Kentville and Jennifer MacKay, Truro and only son John Henry MacKay (Adrienne) Truro. Grandsons Andrew, Kindred Spirit Jack Archibald, Kentville. Robert, Lucas and Bryson MacKay, Truro. Boston Daughters Robin (Robert) Leanne, Kris and Kerri. Grandchildren Matt (Erin) Michael(Liz) Zachary, Cassidy, Rebecca, Hailey and Great grandchildren Hadley and Mackai Loving siblings Glenn (Kim) MacKay, Sandy (Judy) MacKay, Willowdale. Wendy MacLean,MacPherson’s Mills. Special Uncle Bill (Virginia)Jordan Friends and Brother in Law Harold (Jill) Skane and Sister in Law Carol (Brian) Rackliffe. Colin leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom he adored spending time with and making memories. Colin was deceased by his soulmate Ruth, Parents, Raymond and Kathleen, sister Cindy and nephew Ricky. Collie leaves behind many close friends and extended family. A heartfelt thank you to Dr Rob Gunn and Windsor Pharmacy for service above and beyond to keep Colin comfortable. Colin has been cremated and a visitation and funeral will be entrusted to Angus’ at a later date following public health guidelines. Donations can be made to the East River Fire Hall. “Of travel I’ve had my share, man I’ve been everywhere I’Ve been everywhere “
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Donations in memory of Collie may be made to the East River St. Mary's Fire Hall.
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