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Philip John McKay (1882-1946)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, April 12, 1946

Philip John McKay (1882-1946)

    Funeral services for the late Philip John McKay were held in Christ Church, Whitehorse, on Saturday, March 30, attended by a large number of friends, several of whom were from Dawson and Mayo. The Rev. Canon L. G. Chappell, L. Th. officiated. The remains were laid to rest in the Whitehorse cemetery, the pallbearers being William Boyle, John McKee, J. B. Bradley, George McKinley, John Boon and Sinclair Dunnett.

    The late Mr. McKay was born at Cape Breton, N. S., sixty-four years ago and had resided in the Yukon Territory for quite a number of years, during which time he had lived and worked in Whitehorse, the Copper River district. Mayo, Dawson and also in Fairbanks, Alaska. For twenty years he was a faithful employee as a carpenter and timber framer of the Treadwell Yukon Corporation Ltd. at Mayo, Y. T. He was held in the highest regard by all who knew him personally, whilst the many floral offerings placed upon his bier was a silent tribute to his memory from his numerous friends. To all who mourn his pessing. sincerest sympathy is extended.