MacKay, Elizabeth Muriel “Beth”

August 11, 1942 – April 24, 2020, 
at the age of 77 years

Beth passed away peacefully in her home with her family on April 24th, 2020. She is survived by her husband George (Ian) MacKay, her sons Bruce and Craig, granddaughter Kaelyn and sister Gwen.
Born on the farm in Rivers, Manitoba, to parents Bernice (White) and Thomas Clark. Beth and Ian married in Brandon in 1964, left Brandon and moved to Salmon Arm in 1971.
A fun loving adventurist, Beth and Ian bought a sail boat in the late 1970’s and spent a year sailing down the west coast as far south as Costa Rica. One of the stops they made during this time was Manzanillo, Mexico where Beth and Ian spent many of their subsequent winters.
Beth was active in the local community for many years and was instrumental in helping establish the family business, Mascon Cable, where she worked part-time.
There will be a small intimate interment for friends and family in Salmon Arm later in the summer.


  1. Ian and Craig…I am so sorry to hear about Beths aka Pork Chops passing…there are no words…she was truly one of a kind and I will remember her for that beautiful smile, her wonderful laughter…her killer honesty, her serious style, no one did it better then her..Ever!, her love of the finer things and yet her ability to take on any challenge someone dared her to do and succeed, her kindness, her sense of humour and mostly her love and devotion to her family…she was truly one of the greatest women that came in to my life and I am grateful for the lessons I learned from her.. Rest easy Pretty Lady

  2. Ian and Craig …there are no words to describe the amazing woman Beth aka Pork Chop was and will always be remembered as. Her love for her family, zest for life, her beautiful laugh and smile, love of fine things and adventure and the ability to do anything anyone challenged her to do are what I will remember her for. Rest easy pretty lady…

  3. Ian and Craig
    Sorry to hear about Beths passing. We always enjoyed Beth’s company fun playing cards BBQing and even have the odd beer.
    Take care would like to hear from you.

  4. So sorry to hear of Beth’s passing, Ian. She was a classy lady. Our hearts go out to you.

    Dave and Sharon Hatfield

  5. So sorry to hear of Beth’s passing, sympathies to you all

  6. Ian and family, thinking of you at this SA time. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Ian and family. I am so sorry to hear about Beth. She was fun and feisty. She had a real zest for life, and she always made time for the people she cared about. She will be missed and always remembered. I will be having a nice cold glass of white wine in her honor. I think she would approve. Love to all of you, and hope to see you soon so we can have a chance to share some memories.

  8. Ian & Craig – so sorry to hear this! She had a good, happy life with you guys and it’s hard to believe she’s gone. I have great memories of you all! Ian, take care of yourself like you know she would want you to.

  9. My thoughts are with your family…Beth was one of my favourite feisty ladies at Setters. I loved seeing her and her presence was very strong…that woman loved her salt n pepper chicken wings. She always asked me about my life like we were related and it was nice to share it with her…I will forever miss my feisty friend. Love and light to your family… Laurie Lasota.

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