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Donald Whitton Mackay

Donald Whitton Mackay

Male 1921 - 2010  (88 years)

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  • Name Donald Whitton Mackay 
    Born 17 Nov 1921 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 May 2010  Temiskaming Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26746  Whitton
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father John Donald Markey Mackay,   b. 22 Aug 1875, Campbelford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1970, Campbellford, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ann Louise Whitton,   b. 1883, possibly 16th April Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1923, Campbellford, Ontario, Canada buried Mount Evergreen, Trenton, Murray Twp.(now Quinte West) - Northumberland , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 6 Mar 1906  Campbellford Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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

  • Notes 
    • 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. Don’s 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 Donald’s life will also take place for family and friends in August, 2010. Those wishing to attend should e-mail Remembering.Don.Mackay@gmail.com.