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WILLIAM DELMAR MACCABE (MAC) SCALES (published on April 09, 2009)



WILLIAM DELMAR MACCABE (MAC) SCALES Peacefully on April 7, 2009 Mac Scales passed away at Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg. He was predeceased by his wife Helen and brothers and sisters-in-law, Wes (Dorie), Earl (Glady), Bill (June), Joseph and brother-in-law Lawrence Rampton. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Mary and his five children, Don (Liz) Scales, Jackie (Manfred) Melzer, Debbie (Fred) Klatt, Cathy Nicholson and Bob (Karen) Scales. Also left to mourn his passing are his beloved grandchildren, Christopher (Anna) and Adam Scales, Nick (Lisa), Kevin (Danielle) and Stephen Klatt, Matthew, Sara and Victoria Scales, Jeremy Nicholson and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister Viola; sister-in-law Mildred and Mary's children, Nancy (Rob) Wheeldon, Richard and granddaughter Robin Simcoe. Mac was born on May 26th, 1919 in Windygates, MB and was raised in Morden, MB. In his teenage years he worked at the Morden Experimental Farm where he gained his love for gardening and for growing his famous tomatoes. Mac served in the Air Force during the Second World War and graduated from the University of Manitoba in Agriculture. He was employed as the Chief Chemist at Manitoba Sugar Co. for 39 years from which he retired in 1984. His passion for the sport of curling resulted in him skipping the Manitoba team at the Brier in 1960, five times at the Canadian Legion Championships and twice at the Canadian Senior Mens Championships. He was extremely proud to have been inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame in 1997. As a member of the Assiniboine Golf Club for over 50 years he had recently become an honorary life member. In his retirement he enjoyed spending time with Mary, golfing with his grandchildren, bowling with the Red Alix Bowling League, gardening in the summer and Hawaiian vacations in the winter. Family always came first for Mac. Mac was a long time member at the First Presbyterian Church in Winnipeg where he served on the board for a period of time. Honorary pallbearers will be his nine grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff on the 5th floor of the Victoria General Hospital for the wonderful care of our loved one during the past week. A special thanks to the staff of The Parkway for their care and attention given to Mac and Mary during the past year. A celebration of Mac's life will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 61 Picardy Place, Winnipeg, MB. A private family burial will follow at a later date. Donations in memory of Mac may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Send expressions of sympathy to www.mem.com


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