Jonathon Mackay

Obituary of Jonathon Lauren Mackay

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Jonathon Lauren MacKay (43), born in Halifax on the 20th of February 1979 and passed away on the 24th of January 2023 at home , was a man who will hold a special place in the hearts of many for his compassion, his ability to be an unwavering support, and capacity to always believe the best in everyone. Jonathon would light up a room with his presence, simply with his effortless smile and warm easy acceptance. Jonathon is survived by the love of his life, his son Ewan MacKay who filled his heart with joy and inspiration. His loving family, his Mother Linda (Cameron) and stepfather Lauchie Scott. His brothers and their families, David & Carla (McNiven) Cameron, Timothy Agnew & Amanda Chambers, R. Lauchie & Rebecca (Greenbury) Scott. His nephews and nieces: Isaac, Coady, Justin, Brad, Cohen, Davis, Myla and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. As well as Jennifer Jennex the mother of their beautiful son. Walter Agnew who was influential in his formative years. His biological father Larry MacKay. Lastly Jonathon’s, chosen love, his partner Sue Wilson and her daughters Zoe and Ella. Jonathon was a passionate learner, from medicine to philosophy to motorcycle repair, any chance to absorb knowledge and expand his mind. Most recently completing his post graduate Diploma of Remote and Offshore Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland. He spent much of his life working as a paramedic; 13 years with Industrial Paramedic Services and previous 14 years with Emergency Medical Care Inc. The respect and admiration he had for the colleagues he served with is immeasurable. His career took him around the world: to the Bering Sea, various remote locations in Canada, and finally to Papua New Guinea; Jonathon continuously welcomed the chance for an adventure. Even when not working, he took every opportunity to explore the world, visiting the communities and landscapes not found in traditional tourist books. One of his fondest travels was his most recent trip to Scotland in 2019, travelling with his mother. They took the occasion to embrace their ancestorial heritage, catch up with a mentor & friend (Phillip), and enjoy the finer flavors of the country. At home Jonathon had the ability to make the most out of any given day. Be it a trip to the beach with his son. RC racing with his cousin Jason Cameron. Many long motorcycle rides with Sue. Escaping to the woods to hunt waterfalls. Or a late-night campfire with family and friends. He knew those memories were to be cherished and encouraged everyone to embrace the simple happiness’s and take the time to appreciate the people in their lives. If Jonathon could ask something of those he left behind, it would be to take a moment to catch up with a friend, find the time to take breath and decompress, and try to be an instrument of change when you can. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family has asked in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.


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Jonathon Mackay

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Jonathon Mackay

1979 - 2023

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