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McCaskill, Mae
Mae McCaskill of Edinburgh, Scotland, and longtime resident of Phoenix passed away peacefully on April 10, 2016 at the age of 75. Mae was a wonderful mother to 3 children, a devoted wife to her husband Ted, and a diligent worker who successfully managed to balance her career and family. While growing up in Edinburgh, Mae went to school and worked for her family at their successful boarding house. She was active in sports as well. While working, she met a young ice hockey player, Ted McCaskill from a small town in northern Ontario, Canada who was playing in the new professional league in Scotland. They fell in love and she agreed to marry and move to Kapuskasing, Ontario. Their honeymoon consisted of traveling to Canada aboard the RMS Queen Mary. Their hockey lives took the family to Nashville, Vancouver, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Ted played for the Roadrunners for 2 season from 1970-1972. They loved the Valley of The Sun, and committed to return permanently in 1975. Shortly thereafter Mae took a job at the Camelback Inn as an employee in the gift shop. She worked her way to a manger position, and remained a fixture as gift and sport shop manger for 25 years. She was a loyal, committed employee who revered her employment with the Marriott Corporation. After retirement, she and Ted enjoyed traveling and socializing around the country in their RV. She is pre-deceased in death by her husband Ted, her parents, Ernie and Rita, a brother and her beloved daughter Debbie who lost her battle with cancer in 2005. Mae will be deeply missed and is survived by her son Kirk, who was a pitcher in the Major Leagues for the Angels and White Sox, daughter-in-law Dana, grandchildren Riley, Reese, Bennett, son-in-law Jim Cox. In lieu of cards and flowers, please send a donation to the Desert Southwest Chapter, 1028 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 16, 2016
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