Malcolm (Mac) Lachlan Mackillop

MACKILLOP-MALCOLM (MAC) LACHLAN It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mac MacKillop, father, grandfather, and friend. Mac was born in Vancouver on October 6, 1917, where he grew up in a lively Scottish household with his parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. During WWII, he served in the Air Force where he was stationed overseas in charge of a squadron that repaired downed aircraft. When he returned home, he attended UBC where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree. In 1954, he married Beatrice (Bea) Fancourt and he was working as an Assessor for the BC Gov’t. They moved a few times before settling in Nelson, where Mac lived for close to 45 years. During this time, in addition to raising their children, Bea and Mac were very involved in the Presbyterian Church. He finished his work career as a Realtor, and finally retired at age 80. As his health was declining in 2006, he moved to Delta, BC to an Assisted Living Facility. Whenever and wherever Mac was, he was very social, loved to sing, and enjoyed a good laugh with those around him. He passed away peacefully at Delta Hospital early morning on April 10, 2010. Predeceased by his wife, Bea in April, 1988, Mac is survived by his daughter Rhoda (Mark), son Michael and granddaughters Gillian and Madeline, sister Jean (Harold) and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral service will be held at the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. 613 Ward Street, Nelson BC on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm. with Pastor Garvin Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.


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