With great sadness we
announce the unexpected passing of Michael Denson MacGillivary at the
age of 53, of heart failure, in the Colchester East Hants Health
Centre on Thursday, September 7, 2023.
Michael was a son of
Harry and Diane (Otterson) MacGillivary. Along with his parents,
Michael is survived by his best friend and brother, Mark; nephew,
Jacob; son, Nick, daughter, Dianne and granddaughter, Olivia; aunts,
Evelyn, Shirley and Sharon; uncle, Jimmy and also uncle, Eric (Wilda)
Otterson; many, many cousins and friends.
Michael was born in
Truro where he grew up and later moved to Edmonton, Alberta for many
years before moving back home. No matter where he was Michael always
found the good in everyone and if you were lucky enough to have met
him you instantly knew you just made a new friend.
The family wishes to
extend a special thank you to the ambulance services and the doctors
and nurses at Colchester East Hants Health Center.
A graveside service
will be held 2 pm on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at Bible Hill
Cemetery, Reverend April Hart officiating. Arrangements are entrusted
to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Public
messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing
Michael’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send a
Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com