It is with sadness that the family of Henry "Hawk" McKay announces his death at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton on September 5, 2021, at the age of 80. Born in New Waterford, NS, on October 31, 1940, he was the son of the late Henry and Minnie (Malason) McKay.
Henry leaves behind his sons, Henry (April) and Shawn McKay; grandchildren, Jordan, Evan, and Edward McKay; brother, Jimmy McKay (Marie Degiobbi); son-in-law, Todd Morrison (Sue); sister-in-law, Lee McDonald (Stephen). In addition to his parents, Henry and Minnie, Henry was predeceased by his wife, Helen (David) McKay; partner, Madeline Peevey; sisters, Jean and Harriet .
Henry was a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and served with The RCR and Blackwatch during his 35 year career. He was a skilled marksman and among his many achievements he was awarded the Queen’s Medal for Champion Shot in 1978 and was an inductee of the Oromocto Sports Wall of Fame.
A private family celebration will be held at a later time. For those who wish, donations in Henry’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.