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S. Arnold MacKay

S. Arnold  MacKay

MacKAY, S. Arnold – 74, Union, Colchester County, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, October 16, 2017, at home. Born in Union, he was a son of the late Stanley and Janie (MacLean) MacKay. As a young man, Arnold served in the Canadian Army in Canada and overseas and was awarded the Special Services Medal. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, for 50 years. Throughout his life, he worked at many occupations, but always considered himself a trucker. Always acting the tough guy, he had a huge soft spot for all children and animals. Arnold is survived by his sister, Sylvia (Lloyd) Kaulback; sister-in-law, Sharon MacKay; niece, Kelly MacKay; nephews, Mike and Dale MacKay. He will be sadly missed by his long-time partner, Beth Giles; her daughter, Theresa (Brad) Talbot; their son, Ethan (Grampy’s Little Man); his best friend, Ron Wesley. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Ross; sister, Ruby; nephews, Brian MacKay and John Kaulback. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where members of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, will conduct a Legion Tribute Service 5;45 p.m., followed by visitation from 6-8 p.m., both on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, and funeral service 2 p.m., Thursday, October 19, 2017. Reception will follow. Interment in Crossroads Cemetery, 110 Salmon River Road, Valley. If so desired, donation to Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro (General Fund) are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Arnold’s obituary on-line and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


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