Donald Whitton Mackay1921 - 2010 (88 years)
Name Donald Whitton Mackay Born 17 Nov 1921 Gender Male Died 27 May 2010 Temiskaming Hospital Person ID I26746 Whitton Last Modified 22 Jan 2019
Father John Donald Markey Mackay, b. 22 Aug 1875, Campbelford, Ontario, Canada , d. 1970, Campbellford, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada (Age 94 years) Relationship natural Mother Ann Louise Whitton, b. 1883, possibly 16th April Ontario, Canada , d. 4 Apr 1923, Campbellford, Ontario, Canada buried Mount Evergreen, Trenton, Murray Twp.(now Quinte West) - Northumberland , Ontario (Age 40 years) Relationship natural Married 6 Mar 1906 Campbellford Family ID F6021 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Aino Vitanen Married 5 Aug 1946 Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 Family ID F10190 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Donald Whitton Mackay November 17, 1921 - May 27, 2010 With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Don at the Temiskaming Hospital with his loving wife of 63 years, Aino, at his side. He was born in Haileybury but shortly thereafter moved to Cochrane where his father became the Sheriff. He was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Annie, stepmother Hazel, and sisters Margaret McCourt and Mary Mackay. Left to mourn are his wife Aino (Viitanen) and three sons: Jim (Nancy), Arizona; Bill (Anna), grandchildren Kristin Meachem (Rob) and CJ (Cari), five cherished great-grandchildren - Ben and Trinity Meachem and Zach, Ruby, and Jed Mackay all residing in Melbourne, Australia; Rob (Marilyn), grandchildren John (Kim) and James in Toronto. Don is survived by four stepbrothers, Sandy, Jack, Gordon, and Frank. Don spent the war years in the tuberculosis sanatorium in Gravenhurst. He married Aino, his high school sweetheart, on August 5, 1946. Dons first job, with A.E. Wicks in Cochrane, evolved into employment with Hill-Clark-Francis Limited in New Liskeard. Following this, Don moved to South Porcupine to manage the office of New York and Pennsylvania Company. Eventually, Donald joined the firm of Doherty Roadhouse and McQuaig Brothers, later called Midland Doherty in Timmins, where he completed a long, successful career as a trusted stock-broker until his retirement. Don always looked out for his family first. Those who knew him best will remember his sharp wit and friendly charm. Those who knew him best also found it wise not to play cards against him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Diabetes Society. A private funeral for family members only will be held in August. A reception to celebrate Donalds life will also take place for family and friends in August, 2010. Those wishing to attend should e-mail Remembering.Don.Mackay@gmail.com.