It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father, John "Murray" Mackey on July 23, 2020, in his 97th year.
Murray spent his life farming with his beloved wife Gladys (1994) they worked honest days while raising their family of Rita & Stuart, Lois & Paul, and Ralph & Lori.
Murray was the proud grandfather of Alexandra & Ken, Melora & Matt, Cameron, and Michelle & Bryce.
Murray is predeceased by his parents, Dawson & Grace Mackey, sister Hazel (Bill) Craig, and grandson Neil Bray.
Murray retired from farming at the age of 91 after enjoying a lifetime of adventures and stories involving life as a dairy and cash crop farmer, as well as a horseman, raising, training, and racing his Standardbred horses in London, Windsor, Toronto, Quebec, and New York. Murray was someone full of energy and always on the go, he loved baseball and even continued to play for the Sylvan Team well into his 40's.
The family would like to acknowledge the unwavering, loving care given by his long term PSW care through St. Elizabeth Health Care, and Dr. Thorpe.
Due to Covid-19, a private graveside service will take place with Rev. Jim Haupt officiating. Donations are appreciated in Murray's name to the LHSC University Hospital Emergency Department.
Arrangements are entrusted to M.Box & Son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street in Parkhill. Please leave a memory or condolence online at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com
All have been affected by the recent changes due to COVID-19. For further information on directives from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario please click the link here: https://thebao.ca/covid-19-update-links.