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March 22, 2023

Joan I. MacKay (nee Courtney) of Ripley, beloved wife of the late John D. MacKay, died at Huron Shores Hospice, Tiverton, Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at the age of 88. Born in Kincardine, Sept. 30, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Florence “Flora” (Campbell) and Arthur Courtney. Greatly missed by her sons, Ken of Toronto, Eoin (Lisa) of Ripley and Darryl (Lianne) of Pryor, Oklahoma; and daughter-in-law, Debbie of Ripley. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Sarah (Jeremy), Rachel (Matt), John, Dan, Cailin (Steve), Jack and Claire; and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother, Mervyn (Gloria) Courtney; sister, Shirley (Bob) Harris; and sister-in-law, Shirley Courtney. Predeceased by her son, Brian; sister, Evelyn (Grant) Rice; and brother, Lloyd Courtney. Joan was a life member of the Ripley and District Horticultural Society, and always enjoyed helping out in the community and taking in the activities at Rosewood RVilla in Ripley. The family extends a sincere thank you to the staff at Rosewood RVilla, and to the doctors, nurses and volunteers at the Owen Sound and Kincardine hospitals and Huron Shores Hospice in Tiverton. A memorial service to celebrate Joan’s life, will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, Ripley, Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment, Ripley Cemetery. Donations to Huron Shores Hospice or the charity of your choice, are greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley. Condolences on-line at