Pictou Advocate Obituaries

Winmill, Dr. James MacKay


Dr. James MacKay Winmill – Aged 90, of Comfort Texas, passed away peacefully with family on July 23,2017 in Kerrvilie, Texas. James was born in Saskatoon to the late Atvy and Maude (MacKay) Winmill on December 28,1926. He went to school at Diamond, Pictou Academy and Truro Agriculture College. He married Evelyn on August 28,1953 in Guelph, Ontario and graduated the following year from Ontario Veterinary College at the University
of Guelph. His lifelong practice was at the DuPage Animal Hospital in VHIa Park, Illinois until his retirement. After retirement he was a volunteer fireman with the Scales Mound Illinois Fire Department until his move to Comfort, Texas. He was actively involved with the Elmhurst, Illinois and Kerrville, Texas Kiwanis Clubs. James was predeceased by his parents and his sister Thelma McMahon. James is survived by his wife Evelyn (Mortley), his loving children Catherine, Robert and William, brother Harold (Shirley) Winmill  [River John), grandchildren Karly and Kaitlyn Winmill, several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Internment services will be held in Scotsburn, Nova Scotia at a time yet to be determined* Memorials may be given to your local Humane Society or the charity of your choosing. The family of James wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the caring staff at Brookdale Guadalupe River Plaza.

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