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Wilmer McKay

McKAY, Wilmer “Wil” Wilmer Lang McKay of Owen Sound, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family, at the Chapman House Hospice, on Tuesday morning, July 3rd, 2019, at the age of 90 years. Dearly beloved husband and best friend of Beverley McKay (nee Cooper) for 63 years. Dear father of Heather Salt (Greg), of Georgetown, David McKay (Elizabeth), of Owen Sound and Scott McKay (Alison), of Sooke, BC. Adored poppa of Andrew, Alec, Cameron, Rebekah and Megan. Wilmer was dearly loved by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Martha McKay; his siblings, Jack McKay (Pearl), Murray McKay (Doris) and Isobel Kirk (Dwayne); his brother-in-law, Brian Cooper (Midge). For 27 years, Wil and Bev lived in the Millgrove area where for most of the time they operated the Millgrove General Store and the Post Office, enjoying the friendship of many wonderful friends. They retired to the Grey-Bruce area 20 years ago, living in close proximity to the Chatsworth area family farm where many generations of McKays have lived before. Friends may call at the BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 – 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Tuesday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Wilmer “Wil” McKay will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel, on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kristal McGee and Rev. John Smith officiating. Interment in Shiloh Cemetery, Williamsford. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Chapman House Hospice, The Sauble Beach United Church, First United Church or the Millgrove United Church as an expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family on-line at www.woodfuneralhome.ca13339958
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Posted by Marilyn Rayner Hardsand (Friend) On Thursday, July 11, 2019
Dear Bev and families. So sorry to hear of Wil's passing. It was so good to see you a few years back in Millgrove. Always a smile and happy times come to mind when thinking of all. Great memories growing up in Millgrove with your family! Love to all. Dave, Marilyn Hardsand and Russell, Tanya & Lane Rayner.
In friendship
Posted by Laurie, Gail, Karen, Darlene Laura Robinson and Familes (Friends from Millgrove) On Thursday, July 11, 2019
Just found out of Wills passing and we are all so sad to hear of this news. We knew he was not well. Will and Bev and family were a big part of our life from the years in Millgrove. Couldnt meet kinder and more sincere people. Hard workers, good friends and honest. Heather, always missing you but think of our fun memories together. You must do the same, remembering a special father and all you have shared together. Bev, you will miss a wonderful husband. Love and Prayers from Laurie.
Our deepest condolences....
Posted by Ron Service (Friend) On Sunday, July 7, 2019
Bev, Heather, Dave and Scott and families - please know that our thoughts are with you at this time. I will miss Wil's wonderful sense of humour, his conversations but especially the sound of his trumpet when we would play together with Wil on trumpet and Dave on piano. You were wonderful friends to my parents and good memories will last of our days together in Millgrove. Much strength to Bev and family at this sad, yet joyous time! ~ Ron Service
Posted by Wayne. Binkley (Family friend) On Friday, July 5, 2019
My condolences yo the Mckay family. Have many great memories growing ip in Millgrove with them . Thoughts and prayers going out to the family.
Posted by Debbie and Peter Baker (Family friend) On Friday, July 5, 2019
So sorry to hear about Will’s passing he was a wonderful man and a great friend to my parents (Fred & Laveen Greenland) hugs and prayers to Bev and family....shall keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this time

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