Edward Samuel McKay passed away peacefully November 21, 2016 at the age of 80 years. He is survived by his loving wife Jane, children Rayanne (Mark) of Nelson, BC, grandchild Chloe, siblings Doug (Joyce) of Vancouver, BC and Margaret of Whitehorse, YT; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by brother Donald.
Ed was born in Whitehorse, YT to Margaret and Frank McKay in 1936. He spent many years there as a helicopter engineer for Klondike Helicopters and then Trans North Turbo Air. He also spent time in Watson Lake, YT for Frontier Helicopters and Mayo, YT for Mayo Helicopters. He met his wife Jane in Whitehorse in 1963 and they were married 1966 in England. His beloved daughter Rayanne was born in Mayo in 1970. He was thrilled when Rayanne and her husband gave him grandchild Chloe. They spent many happy times together. In 1979 Ed and Jane moved to Sorrento, BC where they operated the local grocery store for 12 years. They then moved to Peachland and then Summerland to spend their retirement. He volunteered many hours at the Peachland Wellness Centre. TaiChi was his passion and he was heavily involved in teaching and practicing his craft. Ed was a kind, loving man and will be greatly missed by family and many friends. A Celebration of Life will be held in Spring of 2017 in Summerland, BC.
That man is a success who leaves the world better than he found it;
who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it;
who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
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