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James Leigh MacKay


James Leigh MacKay

The death occurred peacefully, at the pallative care unit of the Western Hospital, Alberton, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, with his loving family by his side, of James Leigh MacKay of Alberton, age 87 years. Beloved husband to Shirley Margaret (nee Inman) MacKay. Born at O'Leary, PEI, on February 24, 1932, he was the son of the late Albert and Evelyn (nee Rix) MacKay.

Lovingly remembered by his son, John (Stephanie) MacKay of Albany, and by his stepchildren, Douglas (Rebecca) McNeill, of Edmonton Alberta, Sharon (Rob) Bologa of Bolton, Ont., Brian McNeill of Brampton, Ont., and Alan (Denise) McNeill of Woodvale, PEI. Cherished grandfather to Jay, Sarah, Keesha, Daniel, Sean, Ryan and Zachery. Great-grandfather to Owen. Dear brother to Don, Lowell (Eileen) and Audrey. He is also survived by brother and sisters-in-law, Patricia (late Lawrence) Gallant, Norma (late Roy) Adams, Mary (late Vance) McNeill, Brenda (late Gerry) Batherson, Ron Inman, Helen Inman, Dwight Inman, Peggy (Denis) Inman. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and by his many acquaintances.

He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Evelyn (nee Rix) MacKay, a sister Cheryl MacKay, and by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Mina Inman.

Resting at the Rooney Funeral Home and Chapel, Alberton. Visiting hours Friday evening, August 30, 2019, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday afternoon, August 31, 2019, from the E. Gerald Rooney Memorial Chapel, Alberton, at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Bethe Cameron officiating. Interment in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Alberton.

As an expression of sympathy in Leigh's memory, memorials to the Campbellton United Church Cemetery Fund or the Sacred Heart Cemetery Fund would be gratefully appreciated by the family.
Service Date
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Service Time
2:00 p.m.
Service Location
E. Gerald Rooney Memorial Chapel

Friday, Aug 30, 2019
Visitation Time
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Visitation Location
Rooney Funeral Home and Chapel

Burial Location
Sacred Heart Cemetery, Alberton.

Requested Charity
Campbellton United Church Cemetery or the Sacred Heart Church Cemetery Fund