Obituary of Wilmer "Wil" McKay
Wilmer Lang McKay of Owen Sound, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family, at the Chapman House Hospice, on Wednesday morning, July 3rd, 2019, at the age of 90 years. Dearly beloved husband and best friend of Beverley McKay (nee Cooper) for 63 years. Dear father of Heather Salt (Greg), of Georgetown, David McKay (Elizabeth), of Owen Sound and Scott McKay (Alison), of Sooke, BC. Adored poppa of Andrew, Alec, Cameron, Rebekah and Megan. Wilmer was dearly loved by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Martha McKay; his siblings, Jack McKay (Pearl), Murray McKay (Doris) and Isobel Kirk (Dwayne); his brother-in-law, Brian Cooper (Midge). For 27 years, Wil and Bev lived in the Millgrove area where for most of the time they operated the Millgrove General Store and the Post Office, enjoying the friendship of many wonderful friends. They retired to the Grey-Bruce area 20 years ago, living in close proximity to the Chatsworth area family farm where many generations of McKays have lived before.
Friends may call at the BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 – 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Tuesday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Wilmer “Wil” McKay will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel, on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kristal McGee and Rev. John Smith officiating. Interment in Shiloh Cemetery, Williamsford. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Chapman House Hospice, The Sauble Beach United Church, First United Church or the Millgrove United Church as an expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family on-line at www.woodfuneralhome.ca