Barbara Linnie MacKay
1933 - 2023
Barbara Linnie MacKay
Visitation Information
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Visitation Time
2-4pm and 6-8pm
Visitation Location
Jones Funeral Home, Sackville, NB
Service Information
Service Date
Friday February 10, 2023
Service Time
Service Location
Main Street Baptist Church, Sackville, NB
Burial Information
Burial Time
Spring 2023
Burial Location
Sackville Cemetery
Requested Charity
Heart & Stroke Foundation
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It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Barbara Linnie MacKay, 89, of Sackville, NB, at the Moncton Hospital on Monday, Feb 6, 2023.  Born in Sackville, Barb was a daughter of the late Crandall and Linnie (Snowdon) Steadman.

Barb's life and love was always her music.  She taught piano lessons in her home, as well as having been the choir director and organist at Main Street Baptist Church for over 50 years.  She accompanied the Minstrels and started the church hand bell choir. She was always willing to share her love of music with everyone.  

Barb was a devoted and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother.   She looked forward to meeting her new great great granddaughter who is to be born later this February.  She had a special relationship with her family and looked forward to spending time with them, in particular playing games.

Barb will be dearly missed by her son Gary (Mary-Alice), Quispamsis, NB and her daughter, Barb (Curtis) Ward, Sackville; her grandchildren, Heather (Graham) Hall, William, and Graeme MacKay, Wendy (Eli) Proa, Cindy Ward, Amanda (Sheldon) Savoy, and Shane Ward; six great grandchildren, Kaylie, Kyle, Keera, Katelyn, Kameron and Jacob and a soon to be great great granddaughter, Mataya; her sisters, Joyce Estabrooks and Nancy Peters, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Barb was predeceased by her husband, Lorne William MacKay, in 1997; her brothers in law, Borden Estabrooks and Walter Peters.

Arrangements are under the care and supervision of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB, from where a time of public visitation will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm.  A funeral service will take place at the Main Street Baptist Church on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 2 pm.  Interment will take place in the Sackville Cemetery in the spring.

For those who wish to do so, donations in memory of Barb may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the online memorial at or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Barbara Linnie MacKay