Kenneth Putnam MacKay
The passing of Kenneth Putnam MacKay of Earltown occurred at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital in Tatamagouche, on February 7, 2016. He was born on July 20, 1943 in Truro, the son of the late Paul and E. Pearle (Putnam) MacKay-Fleming. Ken loved his family and enjoyed working at his woodlot in Earltown and treasured his time being outdoors, planting trees and enjoying nature. He also enjoyed listening to fiddle music. Ken worked for CN for over 30 years in Moncton and was a volunteer firefighter for over 20 years. He attended St. James Anglican Church in Moncton and St. John’s Anglican Church in Truro. He is survived by his wife, Janice (Demmons); sons, Colin and Graham (Heidi); four grandchildren, Quintin, Sawyer, Malcolm and Lynelle; sisters, Paulette (Cecil) Salsman and Beverley (Bill) Ives; stepsister-in-law, Ercelle Fleming; stepbrother, Maurice (Sharon) Fleming; stepsisters, Janet (Gary) Hartlen and Brenda (David) MacMinn; nieces; nephews; cousins; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his stepfather, Ira Fleming; and stepbrothers, Terry and Roderick Fleming. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 10th, from 6 - 8 pm with a Memorial service Thursday, February 11th at 11 a.m. all in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Reception to follow. Burial in the spring at the Earltown Village Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Earltown Village Cemetery, Palliative Care (North Shore Health Services) or charity of choice. The family wishes to thank Dr. W. Brown, Dr. Henderson, Dr. Rowe, Dr. MacDonald, Dr. Glasgow, Martha Underwood and all the palliative care team, staff at Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, VON nurses especially Colleen and Terri-Lynn, as well as friends and neighbours. Live webcasting of the service will begin at 10:58 a.m. (Atlantic time) and is available along with on-line condolences and donations at:www.colchestercommunity.com.