The Cape Breton Highlanders
Donald Frank MacKay

Donald Frank MacKay

Donald Frank MacKay - 82

Donald Frank MacKay, 82, long - time resident of Cochrane Street, Glace Bay, Died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at home, following ‘alengthylilness.

Born In Southside Bouiarderie, he was a son of the late John and J (MacLennan) MacKay.

He received his early education in Sydney Mines, and ttended Nova Scotia AgriculiraI College, Truro.

He saw active service with ie Canadian Army in Canada, the U.K., and Continental Europe, during the Second World War. As a civilian, he spent 18 years in the militia as quarter-master sergeant-major and received the Canadian Decration.

He was at one time employed with Canadian National Railway and later with the Department of Transport as a firefighter at Sydney airport.He retired in 1989.

Mr. MacKay was a member Bethel Presbyterian Church, Sydney.

Mr. MacKay has, for 57 years, been active inthe Masonic Lodge. He was a life member of Thistle Lodge No. 36, Port Morien, t. Andrew’s Lodge No. 7, Sydney. He was az honorary life member oft: Heather Lodge No. 125, Fram boise and associated with MacKay I No. 113, Sydney; Mariners Lodge No 80, Louis- fiourg; St. Mark’s,Lodge No. 35, l3addeck (where he began his Masonic affiliation in 1947); and Quatour Coronati Lodge 2076, London, England; and Nova Scotia Lodge LaFrance.

He was also an honorary member of Nova Scotia Lodge, Paris, France, and Acadia Lodge, Paris, France.

Mr. MacKay was a member of the Order of the Eastern tarr Elizabeth Chaptet 58 Sydney

He was a 32nd dereei member of the Acient and Accepted Scottish Rite, a life member and past high priest of the Royal Arch Masons No. 10, Sydney; life member Rose Croix and life member of the Red Cross of Conada, New Glasgow; life member and preceptor of Cape Breton Preceptory No. 43, Sydney; life member and Thrice Illustrious Master of the Royal and Select.Master, and past grand stewart of the Supreme Grand Council Eastem Jurisdiction of Canada Royal and Masters, and MacDougall Council or Royal and Select Masters, Sydney

He, was a founding.rnember of Baddeck Arm of Gold Shrine club; ambassador of Philae Temple AAONS, Halifax; a member of Cape Breton Lodge of Perfection Scottish Rite, Sydney, and Isle Royal Chapter of the Rose Croix Sydney He was amember of theYork Rite College No. 132, NovaScotia, and a member of Universal Craftsman Counel of Engineers.

He was past grand representative to Prince of Wales Chapter, Saskatchewan, honorary past grand master of the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan, and past grand representative of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. He was past grand stewart of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia; past grand warden, past dept grand master and past grand rnastèr of the Grand Lodge of Noi Scotia.

Mr. MacKay was a life member of John Bernard Croak VC Glace Bay Branch 003 of the Royal Canadian Legion and a past vice-president of the Distrit Command; a life member 01 the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Association, Sydney, and Sydney Garrison WO’s and Sgt.’s Mess, a life member of Clan MacKay Society of Nova Scotia and a member of Glace Bay Senior Citizen and Pensioners Club.

Mt MacKay is survived by his wife of 54 years, Margie (Bona); a son, John, at home; daughters, Sheila (Doug) Mor , rison, Dartmouth, Kathy. Craig) Fraser, Burlington, Ont., Shauna (Ron) Wong, San iMego, CaIiL Ryan, Kamloops, B.C Starr MacKay Wilkie, Montreal; grandchildren, Will Kelly Fraser and Kenzie Michelle Morrison; a sister, Mrs. Elsie MacRury, Glace Bay.

He was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth, sisters, Anna Way and Isabel Cook.