From: Bob & Pat Carriere
Our love and prayers are with the entire MacNair family at the passing of a much loved husband, brother, father and grandfather. He is at peace with the angels at last. We have only recently become a part of this wonderful extended family with Tara's recent marriage to Howie. Love and prayers for all of you. Bob & Pat Carriere
From: Ryan MacNair
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope." - Winston Churchill. If I had to sum up what my Grandfather taught me in my time with him - that is how I would describe it. My Grandfather was by far the hardest working, kindest, most selfless person I have ever met and I will miss him greatly. I'm confident he's breaking trail and packing it down for us - for when we meet again. Until then here's to fresh powder and a chainsaw that starts. Ryan.
From: Sharon Sullivan
Sincere condolences to the MacNair family. My father was the late Chester MacNair, a cousin, who often spoke of Mac. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time
From: Louise Mizgala
(on behalf of the ArcelorMittal Coteau-du-Lac Office)
Dear Howie, May the fond memories of your dad bring you and your loved ones comfort during this time of sadness. “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
From: Flo Knowles
Sincere condolences to all the family. We have lost a great man, but the memories we will have forever. Love Flo
From: Marie LeBlanc
I am sending our condolences on behalf of my mother , Marie Leblanc, wife of Gerry LeBlanc who passed away in 1993 . They were in the Royal Canadian navy together and were great friends in Moncton NB. My father tried to find him in 1979 while on a cross country motorcycle trip passing thru Sudbury but he was disappointed he couldn't find him. My dad thought he was a wonderful guy and never forgot him . Our sincere sympathies to you and your loved ones .
From: Kevin Little
Sandy, the St. Luke's church family have you in our prayers today. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Peace, Kevin
From: Norman Baril
At 19 I came to hamilton (1965) looking for work.got to know Mac and jean through George Deschene ( brother of jean ). I was welcomed to their house on fair view and stayed a few nights while searching for work. Wonderful and generous family. My sincere condolences to the McNair and Deschene families. Norm
From: Al & Bonnie Harris
We'll miss George's wonderful stories and how he lived life to the fullest. In years past, he would check the ice depth and set the snowmobile trail across Head Lake and groom the trails north of the lake. I remember one winter George is leading a group of sledders and we come to a huge hill, actually it looked more like a cliff to me, and he rides up totally in control. The rest of us finally made it up after a couple of tries, but George was certainly the king of snowmobilers. And George also built our deck on our bunkie, so we'll always remember him as we enter the bunkie.
From: Heather Star Wiliams
Sandy and Jack Please know that with love we are holding you up in our prayers. May God richly bless all of you with comfort and strength.
From: Kayla Knowles
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mac. While working at Knowles Bros. I always looked forward to his summer visits, we had some interesting chats about anything and everything. Every time I hear about the Merchant Marine I think of Mac, and the trans Atlantic crossings. I'm sure he is repairing something right now. My sympathies to his family
From: Ray and Irma Mac Nair
We were sorry to hear about Mac's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We have many good memories of Mac and Jean. He was a great cousin We will cherish those memories in our hearts. Especially the stories of his Navy days May God bless you in this time of great loss. Our deepest sympathy. Ray and Irma Mac Nair
From: Don MacNair Angus MacDougall
We join with everyone who knew your Father in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing. Although it is little consolation at this sad time, it should be of some satisfaction to know that in your Dad's passing you can celebrate the end of a very long and productive life. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and loved him.
From: Lieutenant-Commander Kris Phillips, Branch Adjutant
On behalf of Doug’s friends and colleagues in the Public Affairs Branch of the Canadian Armed Forces, I want to express to the MacNair family and their friends our deepest sympathies as they mourn the passing of a man who meant so many great things to so many different people. While this is a period of profound sadness, may it also serve as a time to celebrate the long life, legacy, and many accomplishments of Mr. George MacNair. Fair winds and following seas, George.
From: Melissa Lansing
Will forever miss your gift of storytelling, and your endless appreciation for all your grandchildren did, however small or seemingly insignificant. You were always so supportive and encouraging, and although your pride for your family was always subtle, it was always noticed. Thank you.
From: Don MacNair
As young boy my grandmother Beattie would tell me this tale, that i got comfort in as a child, and still do today. To grow old does not mean one has to grow up. When someone dies who we love and miss very much they become a star in the sky. Look up to the sky and pick a star. Tell then stories of the many good times you shared with them and what you miss most about them today. So now I look for Mac’s star knowing that I am sure he is hearing the wolves howl every full moon including the full moon this week as he watches over all of us. He leaves us something very special behind, he leaves us memories that no one can take from us. I am thinking of all of you at this time. Love from Uncle Don
From: The Deschene Family: Arlene (Ray), Elaine, David, Mark, Lauren and Devin
Please accept our condolences on behalf of Ray, Arlene, Elaine, David, Mark, Lauren, and Devin Deschene. I have no doubt that if Ray was with us today he would be driving all night to get to the service to pay our respects to his sisters husband. Uncle Mac was a generous, fun loving person who always gave of himself unselfishly. When you visited Jean and Mac's home, you were always guaranteed a good time. There was always a lot of love, and always room for one more. He was an expert carpenter. I remember when he finished my parents basement in Sudbury, all those years ago. Many a great time was had there. He was a loyal friend, great father, husband and provider. He will be sorely missed. May God Bless and watch over his family.
From: Nancy Tremblay
Doug, on behalf of your colleagues at CANSOFCOM HQ, I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. Do not hesitate to let us know if you need support from us.