Winton Mackay

Obituary of Winton Mackay

MACKAY- Winton Allan of Port Colborne passed away at the Parkwood Institute in London, Ontario on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the age of 95 years.  He was the first born to Roscoe and Zella MacKay on January 15, 1923.  He married Doris Irene Fiedler, on August 8th, 1958 and they settled in Port Colborne, building their dream home.  There they raised their 3 children; Winton Jr. of Saskatchewan, Colleen (Ron) Parton of Port Colborne and Dave (Andrea) of Wainfleet.  He is the dear grandfather of Chris (Annita) MacKay, Joshua (Jessica) Parton, Lydia Parton, Lauren MacKay and Megan MacKay, great grandfather of Cameron, Caleb, Brooklyn, and Gavin, brother of Owen (Kay) MacKay of Elliott Lake, Ontario, brother-in-law of Jean Roesler of Lincoln, Nebraska.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by an infant son Peter, and his sister Joyce Grady. Winton served his country joining the navy at the age of 19, and sailed around the world while serving on the HMCS Uganda during WWII.  He worked at Atlas Steel until his retirement.  He received his pilot’s licence and enjoyed flying on his days off.  He spent much of his retirement researching his ancestry, doing jigsaw puzzles, painting ceramics, and playing on the computer, especially enjoying the flight simulator. He found his second family when he moved to the Parkwood Institute to live out the rest of his life with other veterans.  There he enjoyed life with his fellow veterans, the wonderful staff, the many activities, and outings, never allowing his health to slow him down, up until the last few months.  The MacKay family will receive visitors at the DAVIDSON FUNERAL HOME, 135 Clarence Street, Port Colborne on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in the Davidson Chapel at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Brian Lofthouse officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.  If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Parkwood Institute, London, Ontario.  Online guest register and condolences available at