MacKAY – Willard Frank, 79, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 27, 2015.
Born in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late Willard and Edith (Pierce) MacKay.
Frank worked for the former Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited for 38 years retiring in 1994 as Beater Engineer. He fished lobster since he was 15 years old and was a founding member of the Brooklyn Marina. He enjoyed sports; pitching softball with the Brooklyn Comets, bowling, horseshoes and washer toss. He was well known for his step-dancing and performed on the local CCF Telethon for over five years with his friend Clayton Fralic as his musical accompaniment. He enjoyed meeting and chatting with people whether it was in the local grocery store, on the wharf or simply in his yard, especially at “happy hour”. He will be remembered by his family and those who knew him well as honest, hardworking and trustworthy.
He is survived by his wife Janet (Smith); his daughters Patti Ann (John) Blimke of Italy Cross; Shelley (Richard Joudrey) of Rhodes Corner; his sons Frank (Susan) of Beach Meadows; Derek (Shayne) of Hammonds Plains. Grandchildren Robert MacKay; Sherree MacKay; Jean Claude Foster and Kevin Blimke; great grandchildren Emma Whynot, Sydney Whynot and Gabriel Foster.
He was predeceased by his sisters Ruby Cross and Florence Beeler; his brothers Donald, Archie and Everett.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Lay Minister Peter Anthony officiating. Reception to follow. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Brooklyn Marina, QRBA, c/o: Paul Shot, 382 Brooklyn Shore Road, Brooklyn, NS B0J-1H0. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Robenia and Theresa Brewster
Janet and the family.
We are very sorry to hear about Frank. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Take care of eachother.
Robenia and Theresa
God bless your family as this very difficult time..May they find comfort and peace in their memories….You was a kind sweet man …I will always remember our talks at the marina or meeting up on our walks in Brookyn….Rest in peace Frank…
Hi Pattie & family,
What a shock to us, I know you were looking forward to next month. I have nothing but great memories about Captain Frank. See you in the spring
Wayne & Bess
Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
Curtis & I send our deepest condolences to the Family of the late Frank MacKay Sr. It is with heavy hearts that we send this message to the family. To Dear Janet, Patti, Shelley, Frankie, & Derek & families: It is not suppose to be this way, but God says it is. May Frank Rest In Peace knowing the love of family, neighbours, & community with always be there. May God Bless You All. Love from Linda & Curtis Maillett
Brenda and Ira Huskins
To Janet and your family. We would like to pass on our condolences to you all. God Bless.
Janet , Frankie , Derek , Pattie , Shelley and families ,
Everybody who knew the Captain is at a loss right now. I know I will miss flirting with him . He was such a charmer .
Find comfort in your memories and hold each other tight , Until you meet again.
RIP Captain Frank
Love April , Mike , Zack and Zoey
David & Helen Fox
So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. We enjoyed the talks we used to have in the park and grocery stores,he surely will be missed. RIP.
Walter and Sherri Miller
Patti and all The family. we were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.Our condolences to you all at this difficult time.
Kirk and Donna Whynot
Janet and Family, We are so sorry for your loss,Uncle Frank was a great man and he will be missed by everyone. I will miss seeing him the yard when I go by and our chats when I would walk by, it is going to be different not seeing him out in his boat at this time of the year. RIP Uncle Frank
Marsha & Gordie Arthur
Our deepest sympathy to the family at this sad time.
Janet and George Fletcher
MacKay family: We were sorry to hear about Frank. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
Karalee (Colp) Kromko
Frankie & family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Please know that you all are in my thoughts & prayers at this difficult time. Cherish the memories & take care of each other.
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
Janet and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers on the loss of a wonderful man when Frank left us all on Friday. Bev worked with Frank many years and I went to school with him. Have been recalling memories from over the years, such as Frank step dancing in Mom’s kitchen one New Years eve. Hope the many memories you all have will be a source of comfort in the days ahead. God bless you all.
John & Debbie Herman
Janet, Frankie, Patti, Shelley, Derrek and Families:
We would like to extend Our Sincere Condolences to You All at this difficult time. Frank was a wonderful man who loved to walk his dog, he would wave or talked to everyone. Always had a yarn with John as they say. Dad and him were active members of the Brooklyn Marina.along with others … May we always picture the good times they enjoyed with their friends. Also, may you all feel the Love and Comfort from Each Other and Your Friends. Take Care <3
Carl R. Veinot
My sincere condolence to all of Franks family.I will miss my good chats at the grocery stores.Had many good times with him while working at the mill.Sail on Captain Frank sail on old friend.
Patti, Frank, and families
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and all your family members. May you treasure all the wonderful memories and celebrate the life of your Dad. May the blessings be. We are sorry for your loss.
Wayne and Wendy Orme
To young Frank and Family
Sorry to read of you dad’s passing. We would like to pass along our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to you and your family at this sad time.
Robert & Linda Trainor
Dear Janet & family,
So sorry to hear of Frank Sr., passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at your time of loss. Take Care & GOD Bless you all.
Robert & Linda
Sybil & Kent Balish & Dana
Dear Janet, Patty, Frankie, Shelley, Derek and families…..It is with heavy hearts that we say we are so sorry for the loss of a wonderful man like Frank. He was a kind soul. When we lose a loved one on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. Memories of Frank…..hold them in your heart and may they bring you peace. Angels aren’t in heaven with wings and a halo but are ordinary people who are kind and caring living ordinary lives. But they have special qualities that touch our hearts and souls in many ways. That was ” Captain Frank “. RIP my friend
To Janet, Patti, Shelley, Frankie and all of Frank’s family:
I want to offer my sincere condolences to you for the loss of a truly wonderful man. I knew Frank before I got to know the kids growing up. Frank was very close to my great uncle Brent and aunt Dorothy who were next door neighbours during their twilight years. Frank and Brent were like two peas in a pod and were wonderful friends. I know they shared so much in common, including the love of fishing. I remember so often when Frank would bring over some lobster for them. That relationship continued with my mom and Curtis, who still live next door.
Frank always treated me like I was one of the family and I remember going out with him on the boat when I was very young. Frank was one of the most outgoing and friendly people I ever met – and it was truly remarkable to see him continuing to do physical things in his late 70s that I couldn’t possibly do now:)
Please know that Frank was loved by everyone he touched. And he was loved by everyone I know. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope your grief will be replaced in time by the warm memories that he was a part of.
Rose &Stew Mooers
Patti and family. So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May your many memories help you through this difficult time.
Very nice man . He will be missed by many
Patti and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of you Dad. Take care of each other over the next while.
Patti, its so hard losing a dad, but know he is with you in spirit. It is never easy saying goodbye, but the love and the memories you have will help you through this difficult time. Sending you love and hugs and prayers for the whole family, my deepest condolences.
Bob and Brenda Lohnes
To all of Frank’s Family: It was a shock to hear of Frank’s passing. Bob will miss his talks with him in the grocery store. Our sincere condolences to you all. He will surely be missed.
Lynn, Darryl, Lesley, Jeff and Owen
Dear Aunt Janet and Family,
We’re very sorry to hear about Uncle Frank. Cherish your memories of him as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Thinking of you.
Sorry for your loss
Carolyn & George Parnell
Sending our sincere sympathy to the family; our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Dear Janet and Family
On behalf of Esmar and myself I want to offer our heartfelt condolences. Frank was a fixture around Brooklyn and his presence will be missed by many. Be strong and take care of each other.
Esmar and Jane
Toby and Lori Colp
So sorry to hear of the loss of your father Frank Jr.; our thoughts are with you and your family.
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
Janet and Family.
Everyone who knew Frank will surely miss him. Dennis would always refer to him as Captain and had great respect for his buddy. Brooklyn will be at a loss without him. Take comfort in knowing that others really care and we are thinking of you at this sad time. Sending our most heartfelt condolences to you and the family.
Karen and Bob Barnes
Dear MacKay Family,
We are so sorry for your great loss. Mr. MacKay always had a smile and a kind word and he’ll be fondly remembered by our family for his love of fresh picked beans. Our sincere condolences to all of you as you grieve his loss. God bless.
John & Peggy Whynot
Dear Janet & Family:
We were so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. We are thinking of all of you with heartfelt sympathy at this very sad and difficult time.
Marjorie & Paul F.
Janet & family…..Our thoughts are with you at this time of loss. Daily walks around the block won’t be the same
without that stop for a chat with Frank about the news of the day. He will be sadly missed by a lot of people.
Sheila D. Smith
I was sorry to hear of Frank’s sudden passing. Brooklyn community has lost a loyal hardworking man. His absence at the Marina will be felt as well.
I noticed they mentioned his tap dancing in the obituary which brought back memories to me as I recall him dancing at our place at Christmas time when they used to have the traveling parties. My folks used to get me out of bed to play the piano for them.
Please cherish your memories and be kind to one another.
Holly and Philip Smith
Frank, Susan and Family,
We were very sorry to hear the sad news about your father. Thinking of you all during this hard time. It’s never easy to lose a parent….they say your memories help you through the most difficult times, and it surely will ease your sadness in the days ahead. Take care.
George & Pat Fralic
Janet & family…
Can’t begin to express our sorrow with Franks passing…..George will miss his wit & while dancing will think of him & Clayton for sure…..making up firewood will never be the same.. .
God bless as you sail into the sunset…Frank …you will be missed as you waved from the hill …
George & Pat….
Sorry for your loss. Will miss seeing and talking to him down at the wharf.
My sincere condolences to the family of Willard MacKay during this time of loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
With sincerest sympathy,
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
So sorry for your loss…Linda
Jean & Rick White
Aunt Janet, Patti, Shelley, Frankie, Derek & families
So sorry to hear of Uncle Frank’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
To all the family, so sorry for your loss. May the memories help you through the difficult days ahead.
Patti and family
I was saddened to hear of the passing of your Father. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Our condolences to all of Frank’s Family at this sad time. Lynn & Steve
Sorry to hear about Frank’s passing.my thoughts are with his Family during this difficult time.
Nancy Spinks Kuffel
Janet and Family,
I was so very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. My sincerest condolences to you all. Frank had so many good stories that I hope the retelling of these and all your memories through the years will bring you peace.
brenda lawrence and jim hubley .
Janet and family. So sorry to hear that Frank passed away . He was a great
guy and will be missed at the barber shop. He had a great sense of humor .
Sincere sympathy to all of your family . Thinking of you in your time of sorrow .
Brenda and Jim.
Karen and Warren
Janet and family. It is still so hard to believe that Frank left so quickly. You know we are here for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
So sorry for your loss. Frank will be sadly missed by so many people.
Doug & Dot Winters
Janet and family. We were sorry to hear about Frank. He was a great guy and enjoyed life, so you will have lots of good memories.
Doug & Dot
Dear Janet, Frankie, Susan and family,
So sorry to hear of your husband’s/father’s passing. It is always difficult to lose a loved one, but even more so around this time of year. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and during the difficult times ahead. May your memories ease your grief and may you find comfort in the company of family and friends.
Sheree and Jake
Helen and David Whynacht
Patti and family, we are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Linwood & Julie Wentzell
To all of Frank’s family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Hold on to your many memories and they will help you through this difficult time.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Patti and Family. So sorry to learn about your dad. He was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Lorraine and Robert Quinn
To Patti and all The family. Bob and I are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.Our condolences to you all .
Dear Frank, I just learned of your father’s passing. I’m so sorry to hear of this. I know from
your stories what a great man he was and that he was a “big” presence in your life and the lives of all who knew him.
Thinking of you and Susan and your family. Lynn
Janet and family –So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing .I am sending you my heartfelt sympathy at this very sad and difficult time. Thinking of you . Norma
Lorimer and Evelyn
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Take care.
Zona and Stephen
Dear Janet and family,
We were shocked to hear of Franks passing. We had many good times at your home and we always felt so welcomed. Personally I loved his stories and jokes although next day I could never remember the punch line 🙂
He was respected and liked by many and his presence will be missed especially in Brooklyn. We hope that knowing you are in the thoughts and prayers of many will help you through this difficult time. Be proud for he was a good man and remember all the good times for there were many.
May God be with you all. In friendship Zona and Stephen
It was with regret that I learned of Frank’s passing. Somehow, boating out of Brooklyn is not going to be the same without Frank being there.
My thoughts are with you, the family, at this difficult time.
Sincerely, Butch Cook.
Steven & Brenda Kennedy
Dear Frank, Susan and Family, We are sorry to hear about Frank Sr.’s passing. God Bless and take care , you are always in our prayers .
Shirley & family
Janet and family our sincere sympathy goes out to you during this sad time. Frank was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.
Delbert & Mary Weare
So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. May all the fine memories help your healing process. Also you might look up the message found at John 5:28,29 as it deals with the resurrection that is awaiting Frank. We leave you with all our love and best wishes, Del and Mary Weare, Kempt.
To the family of Willard MacKay,
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May the peace that comes from the memories of great times together, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Sterling Belliveau, MLA
Bill and Anna Cox
Janet and Family
We were shocked to learn of Frank’s passing. He was a good man and thought of others. We extend our deepest sympathy to all his family. Our thoughts and prayers are wityh you at this difficult time.
John Townsend and Betty Anne Williams
Our sincere sympathy to the family of Frank Sr. May your memories of Frank
comfort you at this most difficult time.
Hello Janet, Frankie, Shelly, Patti, and Derrick
I am so sorry to learn of Frank’s passing. I just spent some time looking at all the photos on Chandler’s website video. It seems like just yesterday I was over sitting and chatting with him and then working at the mill with him. Always were good times.
Bruce and Edith Dauphinee
To Janet and Family,
We are saddened to hear of Frank’s passing. Sending our sincere condolences to you all…take care.