March 26, 1935 – July 21, 2019
John George Smith Mackay, known as Jack to all who knew him, of Sidney, B.C. quietly passed away on July 21, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 84 in the same manner as he lived his life; with grace and dignity.
Jack was a quiet, gentle and charming man. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 26, 1935 to John Mackay and Mary Helen McCracken. He has one sister, Myra, who lives in Bishopbriggs, Scotland. On May 19, 1961, he married Rhuna and they raised two children John (Trisha) and Katrina (Hans) and he enjoyed spending time with his 5 grandkids (Alessandra, Nolly, Olivia, Ruby and Katey).
Jack immigrated to Canada with his family in 1979. He and Rhuna lived in Deep Cove for 40 years. Jack attended the Royal High School of Edinburgh and subsequent to graduation obtained his Institute of Chartered Bankers of Scotland qualifications. His banking career took him and his family around the world including living in London, Milan, Rome, Frankfurt, Chicago and Victoria, B.C.
Subsequent to his career in banking he developed his true passion and calling as an artist and pianist.
The family will be holding a private family memorial and no public service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favourite charity.
We are really going to miss Jack.
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