MacKay, James Bruce
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passed away in Phoenix on July 5, 2013. He was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada. He graduated from the University of Montana with a B.S. in Agricultural Science and a M.S. in Agronomy. He lived and worked in Canada for the Province of Alberta and the Canadian Simmental Association until moving to Arizona in 1988. He worked at Southwest Gas and retired in 2006. Jim is preceded in death by his former wife Lora MacKay. He is survived by two daughters, Kristin Kelly MacKay and Kimberlee Heather MacKay and his son, Gregory James MacKay; his sister Joy MacKay Rutquist, his grandchildren Austin, Christian and Faith, his wife Sharon Ashley Wells, step-daughter Ami Canaan Mann and his five beloved animals. Jim was a big hearted, kind, honest man who will be sorely missed. Memorial services to be held in Canada. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in honor of James B. MacKay to Friends for Life Animal Rescue in Gilbert, Arizona.
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 9, 2013