It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of long time Salmon Arm resident Glen MacKay on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the Mount Ida Mews. Born on September 18, 1926 in Enderby, BC he was one of four children of Murdoch and Ruby MacKay. The family later moved to Sicamous and eventually Dad moved to Salmon Arm to complete his high school education. As a youth he enjoyed and excelled in hockey and lacrosse. Though he had the opportunity to go on to post secondary education, he went directly into a working career in the forest industry, eventually spending many of his years as a logging contractor. In 1959 he married Molly Miller and they settled in the Salmon Arm area, raising their three children, David, Susan, and Barry, and providing the family with a secure and happy home. Dad and Mom passed on an enduring love and support for us in the following years. With Dad’s keen sense of humour, thoughtfulness, courtesy and common sense values, he was a great role model and wonderful man to be around. After being diagnosed with kidney disease in 2003 he dealt with his condition with determination and diligence until the end of his life.
Dad was predeceased by Mom (2012) and son David (1977). He is survived by his children Susan (Ron) and Barry (Cathy), grandchildren Adam and Kaitlyn, sister Berniece (Clayton Ruddick) of Chilliwack, BC, as well as many extended family and friends.
In honouring his specific wishes, a private spring time graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honour Dad’s memory may make a donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or a charity of their choice.
For their care and support we would like to thank Bowers Funeral Home, Dr. Weicker, and the staffs of the Vernon Dialysis Unit, the Mount Ida Mews, and the Shuswap Lodge.
Online condolences can be sent through Glen’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.