Peacefully, at Saugeen Memorial Hospital, Southampton on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Albert Gordon (Gord) Mackay of Port Elgin in his 105th year. Survived by his nephews Allan Beattie (Sue), Robert MacKay (Joan), Ken MacKay , Don MacKay (Ann), Jim MacKay, Brian MacKay, and nieces Linda Murphy, Kathryn Lindhorst (Bob), and Heather Porter (Mark). Also survived by many loving grand and great grand nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three sisters, Helen Murphy, Edna Ardiel, and Vivian Beattie, and two brothers, George and John MacKay.
Born on the family farm, just east of Underwood in 1916 to parents Walter and Kathleen (nee Gregg). Three years after the death of Walter, the family moved to Port Elgin in 1926. Gord served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II, stationed in Halifax. After the war, Gord spent his working career in Toronto, working for British American Oil, which became Gulf Canada. Retiring in 1981, Gord spent another 22 years in Toronto, before moving back to Port Elgin in 2003.
A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00pm on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Sanctuary Park Cemetery, Port Elgin.
Memorial donations to the Port Elgin United Church or the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
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