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Douglas Arthur MacKay


Lieutenant-Commander, RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 20 Jul 1931, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia


Died: Feb 2019, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia


MACKAY, Douglas Arthur - Age 87, of Dartmouth died peacefully at home with his wife of 64 years Alice by his side. Doug was born on July 20, 1931 in New Glasgow. He grew up in Linacy, the eldest son of the late Rebecca (Gormley) and Arthur MacKay. Doug was the devoted husband of Alice (Marcipont); the loving father of Margaret (Richard) Hendsbee, Scott (Sherry) MacKay, Mary Alice (John) Dingwall, and Ken (Angela) MacKay. He was preceded in death by his brother, John (late Harriet) MacKay. He is survived by his sister, Peg (late George) Crawley; brother, Fred (Audrey) MacKay; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Doug graduated at the age of 16 from New Glasgow High School and worked for Maritime Steel Foundry in Trenton for a few years, when he met the love of his life Alice. He then joined the Royal Canadian Navy and proudly served 35 years before he retired. He had undying gratitude and pride in Alice for her dedication to their family as he spent much time away. Doug made many lifelong friends during his time in the military and felt very blessed by these friendships. Good times with a beer, his friends and his harmonica were treasured memories. He stayed active with the Chiefs and PO's Association and was a member of the Dartmouth Legion. Please join us in celebrating Doug's life. There will be a visitation on Friday, February 22nd from 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home Dartmouth Chapel, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, February 23rd in St. Thomas Moore Roman Catholic Church, 15 Caledonia Dr., Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia would be appreciated by the family. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald 21 Feb 2019)


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