It is with heavy hearts that the family of Robert McKay
announces his passing on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the Oromocto
Born in New Waterford, NS, he was the son of the late John
and Margaret (Brown) McKay. Robert worked at the No. 12 Colliery coal
mine in New Waterford, NS before joining the military in 1952. Like
his father before him, he served with the North Nova Scotia
Highlanders. He also served with the Black Watch RHR of Canada and
Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR). His tours included Halifax, Camp
Aldershot, Base Gagetown, twice in Germany, Indo China, Cyprus,
Jamaica and the Montreal Crisis. Robert also worked for Swedane
Furniture and the Oromocto School District 17 before his retirement.
He was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge, the Royal Canadian Legion
Oromocto Branch # 93 and the Black Watch Association.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joyce
(Martell) of Burton, NB; daughter Heather Delaney of New Maryland, NB
and her children Bradley of Quispamsis, NB, Stacey of Calgary, AB, and
Coady of New Maryland, NB; son Dr. Robert McKay of PE and his children
Christopher and Katie; twin brother John McKay (Frankie) of Oromocto,
In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by a
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation. A
private family service will be held. Donations in Robert’s
memory can be made to the CNIB or to the charity of the
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Robert McKay 2018..