Sep 3, 2014

IN MEMORIAM | Colin W. Mackie

Colin Wilson Mackie 

We are deeply saddened to tell you that our father and grandfather, Colin Wilson Mackie, passed away peacefully on August 4th, 2014 at the East Lancashire Hospice in Darwen, UK.  He was 85 years old.

Colin was unexpectedly diagnosed with acute leukemia in March of this year.  In May, after 4 years in Canada living with son Brian and family, he moved back to the UK to live with granddaughter Katy Quayle and family in Darwen.  He had a very peaceful and comfortable last few months, enjoying excellent care in both the UK and Canada, visits from family, plenty of ice cream, and of course televised sporting events such as the World Cup and the Open Golf.

Colin is survived by his children Shirley Dickinson, Heather Johns and Brian Mackie, his grandchildren Katy Quayle, Lucy Johns, Colin Robert Mackie and Catriona Mackie, and his great-grandchildren Chloe Quayle and Connor Quayle.  He was predeceased by his wife Pam in 1999, and he can now be with her again.

Colin, like his sister Jan, chose to donate his body for clinical and scientific use.  In lieu of a funeral or an immediate memorial service, we are creating a written memorial to celebrate Colin’s life.  This will include pictures and remembrances to be shared in both printed and online versions.

Any thoughts, memories or other contributions to this celebration of Colin’s life would be gratefully received.  These can be sent to Brian via the contact details below, or uploaded directly to the online memorial page:

Any financial donations in Colin’s memory should be made to UNICEF.  Colin, with his love of children, was a regular UNICEF donor.  Donations can be made through the memorial internet page noted above, or by post.  UNICEF’s British and Canadian addresses are:
UNICEF UK Donations Team, UNICEF House, 30a Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DU
UNICEF Canada, Canada Square, 2200 Yonge Street, Suite 1100, Toronto, ON M4S 2C6

Sent with much love at this sad time,
Brian and family