Brian D. MacKay
2 hours prior to service (Friday from 12-2 PM) Anyone wishing to go directly to the Ripley Community Centre for the reception and casual celebration of life may do so at 3 PM
St. Andrews United Church

Ripley Cemetery, Ripley, ON
In Memory of
Brian D. MacKay
November 20th, 1956 - June 7th, 2019

Place of Death

Owen Sound Hospital


Brian Donald MacKay, beloved husband of Debbie (nee Fuller) MacKay, of Ripley, passed away at the Owen Sound Hospital on Friday June 7, 2019 at age 62. Loving Father of Sarah (Jeremy) Phelan of Lucknow, Rachel (Matt) VanHardeveld of Ripley and John of Lucknow. Dear Papa to Wade, Blake, Brent, Austin, Harlow, Hutton and Hadyia. He will also be sadly missed by his mother Joan of Ripley, brothers Ken of Toronto, Eoin (Lisa) of Ripley and Darryl (Lianne) of Pryor Oklahoma, brothers-in-law Lee (Lorna) Fuller, Ross Fuller and sister-in-law Kathy (Bruce) Culbert and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father John D. MacKay and father-in-law and mother-in-law Raymond and Margaret Fuller. A Memorial Service will be held from the St. Andrew's United Church on Friday June 14, 2019 at 2 PM with visitation beginning at 12 noon. Anyone wishing to go directly to the Ripley Community Centre may do so at 3 PM and meet with the family there where the casual celebration of Brian's Life will continue along with a reception.


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Message from Michelle Myers2019-06-22 23:50:21

My condolences to Debbie and family. So sorry to hear of Brian's passing, such a great guy.

Message from Sandra & Wayne Snyder2019-06-21 11:01:20

We were very sorry to learn of Brian's recent passing.  Our deepest condolences to all the McKay Family.  Remembering you all at this very difficult time. We will miss seeing Brian in his tractor working his fields.

Sandra & Wayne Snyder

Message from Danielle selby2019-06-15 05:02:13

I'm sorry to hear this thinking of you all 

Message from Rhetha Roy2019-06-14 20:48:30

My Sincere condolences to the MacKay family, along with Lee and Lorna.  I worked with Brian, Lee & Lorna for many years. Brian was always a great guy, and helpful whenever I needed help.  Which happened many times!!!  Always had a great smile, and enjoyed life.  Enjoyed seeing he and Larry Irwin at the last play in Lucknow.  Hugs to all.  Sorry couldn't come today, having back issues.

Rhetha & Dan Roy

Message from Rob j thompson2019-06-14 16:04:07

So sorry for your loss. I will miss Brian very much. 

Message from Bill Clubb2019-06-14 11:46:47

My condolences to Brian's Family. What a fine gentleman, and that is how he will deservedly be remembered.

Message from Blain & Priscilla2019-06-14 07:18:31

Sending our heartfelt condolences to the entire family during this sad and difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. 

Message from Tom & Karen Sweiger 2019-06-14 05:58:43

Sorry to hear about your loss. His passion and presence in the Ontario Mutual Insurance industry  will be missed.

Message from Kevin and Gayle Hanniman2019-06-13 22:45:57

Debbie, Joan and family,

We were deeply saddened to hear of Brian's passing.  His ready smile and genuine good nature will be missed.  May you find comfort in memories of happier times.

Message from Ben and Linda Beishuizen2019-06-13 18:07:55

To the McKay family our sincerest condolences with the passing of Brian!!

Message from Mark & Brandy Hewitt2019-06-13 14:53:42

Our thoughts are with you all Debbie, Sarah, Rachel, John and families.  Brian always had the biggest smile and was always welcoming.  He will be sadly missed by everyone who was privileged to know him.

Mark & Brandy Hewitt❤️

Message from Dawn Frosst2019-06-13 10:04:56

My condolences to Debbie and family. So sorry to hear of Brian's passing, such a great guy.  My heartfelt sympathy to Lee, Lorna and family also. 

Message from Marjorie and Tom2019-06-13 08:52:43

We were so sorry to hear of Brian's passing and send our sincere sympathy to you all.

Marjorie and Tom

Message from LLOYD HAMMELL2019-06-12 20:07:52

Debbie, so sad to hear of Brian's passing. He will be missed.


Message from Cate Dore2019-06-12 19:45:49

My sincere sympathy on the passing of a wonderful man.

He had such a sweet smile and a pure heart. So sorry for your loss.

Message from Art and Debbie Stanley2019-06-12 19:40:33

Art and I wish to express our deepest sympathy on your great loss. We will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts. 

Our deepest sympathy to all on the pasting of Brian. He will be greatly missed.

Message from Scott and Amanda McTeer2019-06-12 14:09:22

Rachel and Bruce,

I am so sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this difficult time. May you hold your memories close.



Message from Rod Jervis2019-06-12 08:03:19

So enjoyed working with Brian over many years at Bruce Power.  I particularly enjoyed our coffee breaks where we would discuss and solve all the world’s woes.  What a great friend and co-worker - he will be missed.  I am so sorry we cannot attend Brian’s memorial as we are in Ottawa.  

Rod and Jean Jervis

Message from Joan Petersen 2019-06-11 22:03:27

So sad to hear of Brian’s death! Will always remember the warm smile Brian had ! Sending hugs to all the family ! Sincerely Joan (Courtney) and Mike Petersen 

Message from Don and Lynn Brooks2019-06-11 21:31:42

So sorry to here of Brian's passing our hearts go out to the Mckay familly.Don&Lynn

Message from Barry Follett2019-06-11 20:44:28

I had the pleasure of working with Brian at the Bruce Nuclear when it was under the management of Ontario Power Generation.  He was a good colleauge to work with and was respected by all.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.   

Message from Terry & Marilyn Kummer2019-06-11 20:37:05

Our sincere sympathy to Brian’s family .

Message from Barry Smith2019-06-11 18:34:06

I an so sorry to hear of Brian's passing.  I had many dealings with Brian working at stores and enjoyed his whit. He was a great guy and liked by all. He will be missed. Rest in Peace my friend.

Message from Marjorie/George Humphrey2019-06-11 17:51:34

So sorry for your loss,you will treasure all the memories.


Message from Roger Gibson2019-06-11 11:09:11

You are in our prayers Darryl,and family members.

Have a safe trip back.

Message from Gary Ritchie2019-06-11 09:43:04

So sorry to hear of Brians passing. Brian and I worked together many years ago at Hydro. A real nice person and a gentleman.

May God comfort the MacKay family.

Message from Ross Lamont2019-06-11 09:37:00

Debbie and family. I am very sorry to learn of Brian's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ross

Message from Mike Meraw2019-06-11 08:48:32

Rest in peace Brian.  Always humble and kind, helpful at work to many, and a quick wit to cause a smile, that was Brian.

Message from Brian and Wendy Pollock2019-06-11 08:23:27

To all of Brians Family we extend our heartfelt sympathies. He was a very good friend and so proud of all his family.  We will all miss him very much but no one more than all his loved ones. He was a very special one. Sincerly Brian and Wendy Pollock.

Message from Bob and Sue MacDonald 2019-06-11 08:05:13

Sorry for your loss.

Message from Shirley Burnham2019-06-11 07:05:43

Debbie and family:

Our family sends our deepest condolences to you and your family

Thinking of you all at this very sad time...way too young.

Shirley Burnham, 

Message from Evelyn Martin2019-06-11 05:39:25

So sorry for your loss. Brian was a great guy. He always made my day at work “interesting “. Brian had a way of finding humour in every situation. Remember the good times. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ev & Ken Martin 


Message from Dave and Donna Dunlop2019-06-10 23:25:56

Debbie; We are so sorry to hear of Brian's passing. He was such a great guy. His sense of humour and knowledge made working alongside him very enjoyable. Thinking of you .

Dave & Donna


Message from Gerry Brooks2019-06-10 22:11:44

Mckay family . Our condolences to your family at this very sad time. Linda/Gerry Brooks

Message from Margaret Thompson2019-06-10 21:41:38

So very sorry to hear the news of Brian, Debbie.  My sympathy to all of your family at this sad time.

Message from Robert and Karen Elliott2019-06-10 21:33:35

Brian will be missed by all. He could always make us laugh. We will miss that wise sense of humour. Thinking of his family that he was so proud of. Rest In Peace Brian.

Message from shirley mackay2019-06-10 21:18:01

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Brian, my thoughts are with you all ox

Message from Donna and Perry Elliott 2019-06-10 21:08:59

Thinking of you all at this very sad time!  Our community lost another good one!