Bert McKay

March 2, 1925 – November 11, 2021
It is with heavy hearts the family of Robert (Bert) McKay of Blackfalds, AB announce his peaceful passing at the Bentley Care Centre on November 11, 2021 at the age of 96.
Bert is survived by his loving wife Audrey of 70 years, his three daughters, Anne (Chris) Wilson, Wendy (Gordon) Scott, and Valerie (Dwight) Grauman, all of Lacombe, AB. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and spouses, 19 great grandchildren, sister Marjorie (Don) Tetz, and sister-in-law Islay McKay.
Bert is predeceased by an infant daughter, Audrey in 1952, his father Robert McKay in 1932, his mother Mary McKay McEwan in 1996, and his stepfather Bill McEwan in 1970. Bert is also predeceased by his brother Jim McKay, sister Ava Glenn, brother Johnny McEwan, and grandson-in-law Aaron Radke.
Bert was born in Lacombe on March 2, 1925, and was raised one mile east of Blackfalds. He and his brother Jim moved to a farm five miles west of Blackfalds in 1948, and Bert lived there for 73 years until June of 2021. He married Audrey Gordon on August 8, 1951 and together they farmed until the early 2000s.
Bert’s greatest passions were his faith, family and farming. His strong faith was always an example to his family, and gave him a thankful heart for all his blessings through his entire life. Even in Bert’s last days at the Bentley Care Centre, his prayers were giving thanks to his Lord Jesus for every day he had, and for the care he received.
Bert had a very good, long life, and can say with confidence:
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day.” II Timothy 4: 7,8.
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