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386 Mill Street S.
Newcastle, ON L1B 1C6
Phone: 905-987-3964
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Winnifred McKay

Winnifred McKay

Saturday, October 11th, 1924 Monday, May 13th, 2019

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Obituary for Winnifred Margaret McKay (Hughes)

McKay, Winnifred Margaret “Winnie” (nee Hughes)
Passed away peacefully at Orchard Villa Nursing Home in Pickering with her daughters by her side on Monday, May 13th, 2019. Winnie was born in Oakville in 1924, later in life she moved to Bronte after her marriage. In 1967, she moved to Starkville with her husband where they farmed the McKay family homestead until 2007, at which time they moved into Newcastle. Jack, beloved husband of 69 years predeceased Winnie in 2015. Loving mother of Bonnie Miller of Toronto, Lynn MacNab and her husband Jim of Smithville. Proud grandmother of Tara Miller O’Donoghue (Aidan), Chris Miller (Alanna), Jonathan MacNab (Marcia), Jessi Matthie (Ben). Adoring great-grandmother of Alexandra, Jacob, Abigail, Isabella, Madelynn, Clara, Hannah, William and Nora. Dear sister of William Hughes (Beverley), predeceased by siblings: Charles, who is survived by his wife Betty; Roy, who is survived by his wife Edith; sister Lily and brother Reggie. Winnie will be lovingly remembered by brother-in-law Bob MacKay and wife Daisy, sisters-in-law Charlotte MacKay (Jim) and Connie MacKay (Bud), as well as her many nieces, nephews and cousins. Winnie was a feisty and hard-working woman who adored her family and even in her 90’s, a well-known sight in town as she made her way on foot to conduct her grocery shopping. A visitation will be held at the Newcastle Funeral Home, 386 Mill Street S., Newcastle on Tuesday, May 21st 2019 from 6 – 9 p.m. Funeral service in the Chapel on Wednesday, May 22nd at 11 a.m. Interment at Trafalagar Lawn Cemetery, Oakville. Donations to the Memorial Hospital Foundation Bowmanville would be gratefully appreciated. Condolences to the family may be made at

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Newcastle Funeral Home
    386 Mill St S
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    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Service

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Newcastle Funeral Home
    386 Mill St S
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    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
    Rev. Ceri Rees

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Edith, Lesley, Diane, Eric, Tyrone & Niles

Winnie was a beautiful, gentle soul. Lovingly remembered by Edith and Family Rest In Peace
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Shari Inglehart

To Bonnie, Lynn And families,
We are saddened to hear the news of Aunt Winnie’s passing. She held a special place in our hearts. The time we lived with your parents, your mom took good care of us. She was loving and kind. We both have many memories and stories of our time on the farm.
Our sincere condolences to you and your families.
Love Angie and Shari
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A Parker

Our sincere condolences to the family. She will always be lovingly remembered by us. Love Angie & Shari
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Willie Hughes

We would like to express our condolences to Bonnie, Lynn & their families on the loss of their mother & grandmother & sister Winnie, lovingly remembered by brother Willie & Bev...We regret that we will not be able to attend services due to some health issues but our thoughts are with all of you at this sad time..
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