Winston (Mac) McTavish, Sgt. retired
82, Montague, P.E.I. — Peacefully following a lengthy battle from prostate cancer, on Sept. 7, 2012, at the Montague Hospital with his family by his side.
Born in Redbank, N.B. Son of Glen and Bernetta (nee Travis) MacTavish.
Winston is survived by his loving wife, Georgia (nee Hogg), of 56 years; sons, Ronald (Arlene), John (Valerie), Alexander (Andrea); and daughter, Heather (Jerome); grandchildren, Brianna, Carrick, Cian, Alastair, Ellyn, Ewan and Marian; step-grandchildren, Alexander, Erika, William. Also survived by brother, Daryl; sister, Jean; and sisters- in-law, Joyce, Joan and Marie.
Along with his parents he was predeceased by his brothers, Dale and William; sister, Roberta; and brothers-in-law, Jack and David.
Winston was a graduate of the Maritime Forestry School and worked at surveying in Quebec. He joined the RCMP in 1953 and was on the Governor General’s troop at the Prime Minister’s residence and at the Royal Canadian Mint. Winston was actively involved with the Provost Corp, Cadets, Boys Scouts and the Boys and Girls Club. He was posted throughout numerous locations in Canada and retired in Montague, P.E.I., in 1985. Winston’s hobbies were gardening, beekeeping and forestry. He was awarded a medal for lifesaving.
Visitation will be at the Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home (902) 838-2557, Monday, Sept. 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. from the Hillcrest United Church, Montague. Interment to take place in the Lower Montague Cemetery.
By request family flowers only. Memorial donations to Southern Kings Hospice, PO Box 893, Montague, P.E.I., C0A 1R0, would be greatly appreciated.
Winston’s family would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt “Thank You” to Dr. Holland and the staff at the KCMH. Special thank you to Joanne Chisholm. We also want to thank Thelma and other family and friends who have offered their support. Thanks to Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home for their care in our time of grief.