MACKEEN, Rolf Ward
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July 31, 1925 - November 26, 2012
Born on the kitchen table in Montreal West, Quebec.Active hockey player in the 40's at the semi pro level. Joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1944. Trained as a fighter pilot. Left RCAF in 1945 to become a stockbroker and bond-trader until 1981. Curled at Montreal West Curling Club, golfed at Beaconsfield Golf Club and Avid fisherman and love of his home at Lac Superieur, Quebec. Rotarian, Past-President Montreal Westward Rotary Club. Paul Harris Fellow. Honorary Past-President International Curling Fellowship of Rotarians. Predeceased by first wife Elizabeth E. (Gallagher) MacKeen in 1990. Married 43 years. Survived by his wife Sheila (Thomson Runciman) MacKeen of 20 years. Six children (Bruce, Douglas, Gary, stepchildren, Bill, Bob and Judi and their spouses). 11 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. Visitation will take place at on November 30, 2012 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at Montreal West Presbyterian Church, 160 Ballantyne North, Montreal West, followed by a service at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either: Montreal Westward Rotary Club, 50 Westminster South, Montreal, Quebec H4X 1Y7 or West Island Palliative Care Residence, 265 Andre Brunet, Kirkland, Quebec, H94 3R4
Published in The Gazette from Nov. 28 to Nov. 30, 2012