June McKay

Obituary of June McKay

It is with great sadness that the family of June Elizabeth McKay announces her passing which occurred on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Born in Passekeag, NB, on June 2, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Gordon and Jessie (Lyon) McConchie. June was born two houses up the road from the farm and remained on the family farm until her passing. This instilled a great connection to the community, where she served as a volunteer with the Hampton Ambulance for many years before turning her passion into a career with Ambulance NB. She worked as a Paramedic until her retirement in January of this year. June had many interests including a love of all things artsy. She ran Breeze Crest Ceramics with her sister. Her signature name for her creations, from ceramic pieces to personal paintings, was "June Bug", which continued to be her nickname by many. She loved farm life and the animals, particularly horses and cattle. In her younger years she was seen showing both horses and cattle in the ring at exhibitions in Sussex, Saint John, Gagetown and Fredericton. She was a 4H leader and judged horse shows around the area. She was known for her blue and sequined parade attire and parade saddle. June also had a love for singing and sharing odes with her patients, family and friends. June is survived by her loving husband, Melbourne; children: Melody McKay (Garth Trainor), and Malcolm McKay (Courtney), both of Passekeag; nephew, Brian Chase; and niece, Mona Hachey. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Bernice Chase; and brother-in-law, Osborne Chase. Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB, where visitation will be held on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 2 to 4PM and 6 to 8PM. A private service will be held at a later date. With June’s passion for the local community, and being a Paramedic, keep in mind that donations in her memory may be made to a local charity of the donor’s choice, Atlantic Burn Camp, or Hampton United Church. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through ReidsFH.com