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Dr. John MacKay

Dr. John Angus MacKay

Wednesday, April 5th, 1944 - Friday, December 27th, 2019
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Obituary

Dr. John Angus MacKay, DVM

April 5, 1944-December 27, 2019


Passed away surrounded by family at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington on Friday December 27, 2019 at the age of 75. Loving and devoted husband of Gaye MacKay (nee McLeod) for 51 years. Cherished father of Danielle MacKay (Christopher Mulhern) and Scotland MacKay. Proud grandpa of Ellerie, Reese and Evan Mulhern, and Clark MacKay. Dear brother of Ken MacKay (Judy), Sheila MacKay (Callum) and the late Mary MacKay. John will also be dearly missed by the extended MacKay and McLeod families as well as his countless friends and colleagues.


John graduated with his Bachelor of Phys-Ed. (U of T) and then went on to complete his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1972 (U of G). John opened MacKay’s Animal Hospital in Burlington, ON in 1974 and provided compassionate and dedicated care to animals and clients in his community for 40 plus years. As a testament to his heartfelt dedication to animal welfare, John supported countless animals through the Burlington Humane Society (formerly Animal Aid). In retirement, John was an avid reader, enjoyed golf, swimming, spending quality time with family and relaxing with his wife in Arizona.


As per his wishes, a Visitation will be held at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of the QEW), BURLINGTON, 905-632-3333, on Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 5:00pm-8:00pm and on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 12 noon until 1:00pm, at which time the Funeral Service will begin. Interment will take place immediately following the service at Burlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A reception will be held back at Smith’s Funeral Home after the burial. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory to The Farley Foundation or the Burlington Humane Society would be appreciated.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    Address
    1167 Guelph Line
    BURLINGTON, ON L7P 2S7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    Address
    1167 Guelph Line
    BURLINGTON, ON L7P 2S7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    Address
    1167 Guelph Line
    BURLINGTON, ON L7P 2S7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Burlington Memorial Gardens
    Address
    3353 Guelph Line
    BURLINGTON, ON L7P 0S7
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    Immediately following the Funeral Service
  • Reception

    Location
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    Address
    1167 Guelph Line
    BURLINGTON, ON L7P 2S7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Following the Interment at the Cemetery

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Private Condolence

Jim Hoare

Posted at 03:47pm
We were saddened to hear of Dr. MacKay's passing. My family first came to MacKay's Animal Hospital in 1982, and from the beginning we never felt our pets were in anything less than the best hands with Dr. MacKay. For many years after my much loved dog passed, Dr. MacKay would talk about her with fondness, remembering even small details about her. That meant more to us than he knew, and showed the kind of compassionate and caring person he was.
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Susan Lewis

Posted at 11:30am
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John with whom we shared wonderful moments, many of which were at the cottage at Inverhuron, especially in the winter.
Susie and David Lewis
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