Barbara J.

Date de décès:
samedi 1 juin 2019

McAdams Funeral Home, NB

Barbara J. MacKay October 2, 1929 June 1, 2019 Barbara J. MacKay, known affectionately as Barb, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, June 1, 2019 at her home in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She was 89 and blessed with a life enriched by family, friendships, Grand Lake, grace, laughter, remarkable fortitude and esteem as a duplicate bridge legend. Barb's life had a rather romantic beginning. She shared the maternity ward at the Fredericton Victoria Public Hospital with one other newborn, John Earnest MacKay, who she would meet again two decades later on a blind date and ultimately marry. The second eldest of 7 siblings, Barb was raised in Minto and inherited her trademark self-discipline, stamina, firmness, graciousness and competitive spirit from her mother Mary and father Walter C. Lawson, a noted lawyer, political figure and decorated military leader in World Wars I and II. Her remarkable track record of 100 in algebra throughout her early school years foreshadowed a brilliant career later in life as one of the Maritime's most formidable duplicate bridge players. After a Princess Park double date, Barb and Jack MacKay embarked on a Grand Lake courtship, boating between the MacKay cottage at Robertson Point and the Lawson cottage on Sunnyside Beach where they were married on August 15, 1953. After ten years in Montreal, Connecticut and Rhode Island completing Jack's medical and residency training, Barb and Jack returned to Fredericton in 1960 and settled into a home on Riverview Court to raise three sons and where Barb lived until the last morning of her life. Her annual post-Garrison Club New Year's Eve parties and sobering oyster stew; passion for curling, tennis, bowling, TV game shows, crossword puzzles, homemade strawberry jam and gourmet cooking; annual Florida vacations and family summer gatherings at the lake cottage were a few of the many joys that kept Barb young at heart and energetic throughout her life. The cottage at Robertson Point remained the summer centerpiece of Barb's 57- year marriage

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