It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Melvin Gilbert MacKeigan on January 5, 2022.
Born on November 18, 1931, he was a son of the late Angus and Jennie (Sarson) MacKeigan.
He spent the majority of his working years at Trenton Works. He could also be found tinkering around at odd jobs and always kept himself busy. Married for 67 years, Mel cared for his wife Mary during her extended illness until her passing in April, 2021.
Melvin is survived by children, Susan Watters, Debbie Beaton (Larry), and Pat MacKeigan (Donna); grandchildren, Craig (Lisa), Chris (Hillary), Kirk (Kris) Watters; Willis and Hannah MacKeigan; great-grandsons, Liam, Carter, Hayden, Greyson and Chloe. He is also survived by step-grandchildren Sonya, Tanya, Jennifer, Heather, Meagan and their families; sister June; sister-in-law Dorothy Rogers and brother-in-law Richard Hawboldt.
He was predeceased by his wife Mary (Hawboldt); siblings Albert Muir, George Muir, Elsie Lochead, Ben MacKeigan and Dorothy MacDonald.
The family offers sincere gratitude to Dr. Jota, Dr. Hack, Lawtons Westville, and Mary # 2 (Watters) for all there care and concern.
A private funeral service will be held at Eagles Funeral Chapel. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Bees’ Anglican Church or to CatCarma
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