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Dean William Mackay

MACKAY – Dean William, 57, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Queens General Hospital in Liverpool, following a brief illness with pneumonia.
Born in Truro, December 30, 1962, he was the much-loved son of Dale MacKay, Debert and Donalda (Morris) MacKay of Amherst.
Dean was a very special individual who faced many life and health challenges. He brought joy, love and happiness to his family and to those who came to know him well. His loving friend and caregiver,
Jo-Anna, remembers Dean as a jokester who liked to make people laugh. One of his enjoyable activities was to hold hands and sing with Jo-Anna as she drove. Jo-Anna’s daughter became a meaningful and loving part of Dean’s life, as he was “Uncle NEANNY” to Blayke.
Dean lived the last several years at Stonehill Community Home in Liverpool surrounded by mutual love, respect and learning. The family is forever grateful to Stonehill House Supervisor, Tracy Oickle and all her staff, of wonderfully caring, compassionate and competent individuals who cared for Dean. Special thanks goes to Mandie Zinck, his key counsellor.
Dean worked at Penny Lane industries for a number of years participating in various work activities. He enjoyed delivering meals with staff as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and visiting the local shelter to feed treats to the cats. Some of his other favourite pastimes included going for drives in the van, having tea at Tim’s, and intently studying his home design magazines.
Dean is survived by his parents, sisters Paula, Natalie, and brother Greg.
Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Chandlers Funeral Home, Liverpool. A celebration of Dean’s life will be held on Wednesday, November 20th at 1:00 pm at Chandlers.
Friends and family are welcome to drop by Dean’s home 154 Brunswick Street, Liverpool, following the Celebration at Chandlers. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dean’s memory may be made to S.H.A.I.D. Animal Shelter, Bridgewater, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to


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