Jean Robertson Mackay (6 Jul 1932 - 28 Dec 2018)

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Funeral Service

Location
Kings Road United Reform Church 91 Crowstone Road Westcliff on Sea SS0 8LH
Date
15th Jan 2019
Time
1pm
Funeral Director
S. Stibbards & Sons, Westcliff

Cremation Details

Location
Southend crematorium Sutton Rd Southend on Sea SS2 5PX
Date
15th Jan 2019
Time
11.40am

Funeral Reception

Location
Kings Road United Reform Church91 Crowstone RoadWestcliff on SeaSS0 8LH
Date
15th Jan 2019
Time
2pm

In loving memory of our wonderful wife and mother, Jean Mackay who sadly passed away on 28th December 2018.

Jean was born in Perth, Jean Robertson Hunter the first child of James and Janetta Hunter. Her brother, George (Geo) was born on March 1940. As a young girl, Jean earned a bursary to Harris Academy in Dundee, and went on to become a talented tailoress.

In 1951 at a Saturday night dance at the Salutation Hotel in Perth, she met a young man by the name of Archie Mackay. While he did not succeed in walking her home that first Saturday night, he made sure to have the last dance with her the following Saturday, and they have not been apart since. Engaged as Archie went into the army they married on March 26, 1955. They set up home in Hurlford, Ayrshire. Their first daughter, Linda, was born in May 1956. Archie and Jean moved to Bishopbriggs in 1962 where their second daughter, Helen, was born in 1966. Several moves followed until Jean and Archie settled for good at Westcliff, without doubt in Jean's dream home.

Along the way, Jean gained two sons, when Linda married Nikk, and Helen and Steve married. Linda's sons, Iain, Alex, and Archie, and Helen's daughters, Alina, and Freya were the great joys of Jean's life.

Jean was an active member of the South East Essex Country Dancing Society, and over the years spent two terms as the Society's President. A member and regular attendant at Kings Road URC (formerly Crowestone St. George), Jean's faith was an important part of her life. Always active, she was a member of the 5 Mile Club, and loved to travel. Retiring in 1996 as an Office Manager for Basildon Council, Jean and Archie travelled together around the world and often cruised making many trips to the USA aboard the Cunard Queens.

Jean will be remembered by family and friends for her beautiful soul, her zest and pure joy in life, and her unshakable love for them. Jean was ferocious in facing life's challenges, had a rye sense of humor, and will be remembered for lighting up every room she graced. We will all miss her greatly but none more so than the love of her life, Archie. A love story for eternity.

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  • After meeting Archie and Jean when Linda was to be married to my brother, I knew right away who was the beauty and who was the brains in the family. Jean was both. I cherish those memories and the time I was privileged to spend with Jean. She had a great smile and a kind and loving heart that will leave a hole in all the lives she touched.

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