It is with heavy hearts that the family of Robert McKay announces his passing on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the Oromocto Public Hospital.
Born in New Waterford, NS, he was the son of the late John and Margaret (Brown) McKay. Robert worked at the No. 12 Colliery coal mine in New Waterford, NS before joining the military in 1952. Like his father before him, he served with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. He also served with the Black Watch RHR of Canada and Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR). His tours included Halifax, Camp Aldershot, Base Gagetown, twice in Germany, Indo China, Cyprus, Jamaica and the Montreal Crisis. Robert also worked for Swedane Furniture and the Oromocto School District 17 before his retirement. He was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge, the Royal Canadian Legion Oromocto Branch # 93 and the Black Watch Association.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joyce (Martell) of Burton, NB; daughter Heather Delaney of New Maryland, NB and her children Bradley of Quispamsis, NB, Stacey of Calgary, AB, and Coady of New Maryland, NB; son Dr. Robert McKay of PE and his children Christopher and Katie; twin brother John McKay (Frankie) of Oromocto, NB.
In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by a sister Margaret.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation. A private family service will be held. Donations in Robert’s memory can be made to the CNIB or to the charity of the donor’s choice.