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Donald Gail MacKay, in his 83rd year, passed away peacefully with family by his side on December 28, 2022. Predeceased by his loving wife, Marlene, and parents Donald and Laura MacKay, Gail leaves behind his children Robb (Robin), Kim, (Brian), Trace (Stephen), and Dan (Meg). Gail was a proud Papa to Alex, Tom, Scott, Aggy, Forrest, and Teddy, and ready-made grandkids, Jake, and Michaela. Gail is survived by his siblings Larry-John, Valerie, Sandy, Kevin, and Merilee. Fond memories will be shared by his brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, cousins, bandmates, ball team members, and many friends.
Gail was a lifelong Ingersoll resident, recognized as the drum major, leading the Ingersoll Pipe Band - he received his 70-year pin earlier in December. He was a Mason and a Shriner, serving as Potentate in 2008 and a member of the Royal Scots of Mocha Pipe Band. Gail was a teacher and principal in Beachville, Tillsonburg, and Ingersoll, and in his retirement, a school bus driver. If you needed a skunk trapped, some smokey maple syrup, or an extra-large vegetable, Gail was your man. Depending on who you asked, Gail was a great Canasta partner and a fearless euchre player. He enjoyed playing and coaching slo-pitch and was an avid Blue Jays and Leafs Fan.
Gail's family would like to thank Merilee, Kevin, and Lana for supporting dad in staying in his home to the end, and his nurses at Woodstock General Hospital (Heather, Gemma, Jenna, and Trish) for giving him a comfortable and peaceful last day. A special thank you to Dr. Tara Walker for years of excellent care.
A private family service will be held in January, with a full memorial service held later this spring. Memorial donations can be made to the Ingersoll Pipe Band or Shriners Hospitals for Children.Arrangements entrusted to the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home
246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll.
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- Date of Publication
- 5 Jan 2023
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- December 28, 2022
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