Murray “Mike” McPhail MacIntosh
Murray “Mike” McPhail MacIntosh passed away peacefully at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Sun., Oct. 15, 2017 in his 87th year.
Murray leaves his wife of 67 years, Donella (Burleigh), whom he married in September of 1950. Together they raised 10 children, are the proud grandparents of 17, and great-grandparents to 12 more. Brenda (Gord Wilson), Patricia (George Wright), Karon (Bruce Pinhey), the late Janice (Hank Buter), Donnie (Jane), Marion (Brian Stanley), David (Cindy), Laurie (Donald Van Hoof), Lorraine (Guy Monette), and Loretta (Greg VanDellen). Murray’s siblings, Mary (Brian Murphy), and the late Doug (Mildred), late Ken (Barb) and Betty (Lyle Robinson).
Born in 1931, on the MacIntosh family farm in Ormond, Murray loved life on the farm in Ormond and then Toyes Hill, before moving to Winchester. He shared many tractor rides with his children, and then his grandchildren allowed him to share the joy and freedom of a forgotten time.
He showed dedication in all parts of his life. He was a veteran employee of the National Capital Commission, retiring in 1993 after 29 years of dedicated service. He could always be found lending someone a helping hand — whether it be out in the bush cutting wood, cheering on a grandchild’s hockey game, lending a hand during the ice storm, or helping build something at the campsite he and Donella enjoyed with friends for many years.
He was a man of quiet strength who had a mischievous grin, and he was a Grandpa truly loved. He loved a good laugh, a good story, and most of all, a good joke. Murray will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing this gentle man.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Tues., Oct. 17 from 6 to 9 pm. A funeral service will be held at Winchester United Church today (Wed., Oct. 18) at 11 am with Rev. Christine Lowson officiating, followed by interment at Ormond Cemetery. The pallbearers are Greg VanDellen, Brian Stanley, Donald Van Hoof, and Hank Buter.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Winchester United Church, supporting the Church renovation, would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com.
The family would like to thank the staff at Winchester District Memorial Hospital, 2nd Floor, and Dundas Manor for their wonderful care.