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May 31, 2023

Audrey Marie McKay of Tiverton, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre – Kincardine, Wednesday, May 31, 2023, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Angus Junior McKay (Jan. 27, 2022). Cherished and loved mother of Sandra Smith, Lori Reid and the late John McKay (2021), and beloved little girl, Joanie (1960). Proud Grandma of her grandchildren, Josie Venn-Hershey (Tyler), Jeanna Crawford (Sean), Alexina Aikens (Brian), Chad Smith (Rayleen), William Hazen (Jacqui), Thomas Hazen, and Michael Hazen; and 16 great-grandchildren. Audrey is survived by her sisters, Grace MacPherson (the late Stuart), Bernice Zuber (the late Jim), Elsie Jenkins (Earl) and Sheila Rintoul (Paul). Fondly remembered by many loved nieces and nephews, friends and neighbours. Predeceased by her parents, John and Ruby (née Caslick) White; brother, Gordon White (Marlene); and in-laws, Mary Roppel (Wes), Christena Roppel (Art), Gladys Emmerton (Wib), Bernice Burt (Bill), Cliff McKay (Marj) and Mildred Bonnett (Les). Audrey was proud to have farmed beside her beloved husband from the time of their marriage in 1954 until early 2000 when they sold the farm and moved to Kincardine. She drove a school bus for many years, and still appreciated seeing the big yellow buses. Of course, also the long-time career of being the homemaker, with great meals for her family every day and anyone who was around or dropped in. The baking was always topnotch and plentiful, with butter tarts being probably the most popular far and wide. However, the pies were always great too. The farm with Grandma and Grandpa was always a special place for her grandchildren, some of whom spent countless hours there, and others who were excited to get there anytime possible. Audrey was well-known for her happy personality, always a smile and chuckle, as anyone who knew her could attest to. Together, with Junior, they spent many hours socializing and playing cards with many friends they acquired through their long happy lives. Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Sunday, June 4, 2023, from 1-5 p.m. The funeral will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton, Monday, June 5, 2023, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Rick Warne officiating. Interment, Tiverton Cemetery. Memorial donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton, or Huron Shores Hospice, would be appreciated by the family, as expressions of sympathy.