His family is saddened to announce that Mac died peacefully at Belmont House, Friday, January 12th.
Beloved husband of Margaret Kyle for 66 years.
Adored father of Allan (Lyn), Jim (Sue) and Tom (Rosaria). Devoted and loving grandfather of Maggie (Jeremy Packard), Gren, Graham (Mallory Lazarus) and Michael. He was the third son of Allan McNiece Austin and Alice Dickinson.
He was predeceased by his brother James McNiece and is survived by his brothers John Beresford and Richard Jackson and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mac was born and received his early education in Chapleau, in Northern Ontario, before following his older brothers south to attend Trinity College School in Port Hope. He went on to Victoria College at the University of Toronto and was a member of the first class to graduate from the University of Toronto Law School. He was a student, associate, partner and managing partner with the firm now called WeirFoulds, LLP. From 1987 to 2003 he served as a judge in the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
After retiring from the bench he returned to WeirFoulds and participated in arbitration and mediation work. He was a natural athlete and an accomplished cross-country runner, and he loved sailing and skiing well into his later years. He was a dedicated and longtime member of Eglinton St. George's United Church.
He loved God, his family and his work. He loved life. We are profoundly thankful for the care he received from the whole team at Belmont House.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Avenue, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20th. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held on Monday, January 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in EGLINTON ST. GEORGE'S UNITED CHURCH, 35 Lytton Boulevard, Toronto M4R 1L2.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mac's memory to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto.