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Dr. William Brydon Fraser Mackay

Dr. William Brydon Fraser Mackay

Male 1914 - 2004  (90 years)

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  • Name William Brydon Fraser Mackay 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 21 May 1914  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1921  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 36 Purcell Ave.
    Died 29 Sep 2004  Kingston, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. John's Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1648  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2020 

    Father Dr. Daniel Sayre Mackay,   b. 20 Jan 1878, Reserve Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1943, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Catherine Agnes Brydon,   b. 25 Feb 1885, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1936, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1912  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kathleen Hephsibah Griffiths,   d. Bef 2004 
    Married 22 Nov 1941  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Danny Mackay
     2. John Mackay
     3. William Alexander Fraser Mackay
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F590  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 May 1914 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1921 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Nov 1941 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Sep 2004 - Kingston, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. John's Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    MacKay & Griffiths
    MacKay & Griffiths

    Flight Lieutenant William Brydon Fraser MacKay and Kathleen H. Griffiths.
    From the Winnipeg Evening Tribune, Nov 24 1941
    Ella Christina Darling and Elizabeth Ida Brydon  
and their nephew William Mackay
    Ella Christina Darling and Elizabeth Ida Brydon and their nephew William Mackay
    Bill MacKay
    Bill MacKay
    In 2001 he received an honour from the Governor General of Canada.

    Weddings
    'The wedding will take place November 22'
    "The wedding will take place November 22"
    Kathleen Griffiths gets engaged to William Brydon Fraser MacKay.

  • Notes 
    • MacKAY , William Brydon Fraser
      K.St.J., B.Sc. (E.E.), B.Met. E., M.S., Ph D, D. Sc. (Hon), F.I.M., F.A.S.M., Professor Emeritus of Metallurgical Engineering, Queens University. After a long life of honour, integrity and contribution William MacKAY  died peacefully, surrounded by those who loved him on Wednesday, September 29th, 2004 at Kingston General Hospital. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 21, 1914, the son of Dr. D.S. MacKAY  and Catherine Agnes MacKAY  (n?e BRYDON ). Beloved husband of the late Kathleen GRIFFITHS . He will be deeply missed by his three sons and their families, Daniel and his wife Frances, William and his wife Fannie, John and his wife Nancy and grandchildren Jennifer, Lesley, Erinn, Courtney, James, William, Michelle and Elizabeth. He was educated at the Royal Military College of Canada, The University of Manitoba B.Sc. (E.E.) 1938 and the University of Minnesota B.Met.E. 1939. After being mobilized with the Canadian Army in 1939, he transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force and retired with the rank of Wing Commander.

      Returning to Minnesota he obtained an M.S. in 1947, a Ph.D in 1953 and was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Metallurgical Engineering. Returning to Canada he joined Atlas Steels in 1956 and served in various capacities including that of Chief Metallurgist and Manager of Research and Development. In 1966 he received an appointment with Queen's University as Professor and Head of the Department of Metallurgical Engineering, a position he held for 11 years. He was acting Dean, Faculty of Applied Science from 1976-1977 and Associate Dean for Research from 1978-1981. He since has served as an Adjunct Professor of Metallurgical Engineering and as a part time Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Royal Military College. In 1984 he was named Professor Emeritus of Metallurgical Engineering and in 1993 he received the Degree of Doctor of Science (Hon). He was active in many organizations including Saint John Ambulance and the Boy Scouts of Canada. Cremation, no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday October 3rd 2004 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Kingston, Ontario. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Interment to follow at a later date in the family plot at Saint John's Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
      -- source: the Toronto Globe and Mail --