Brian Loyall Mackin
After a brief period of illness, Brian L. Mackin passed away at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on December 25th, 2020. Born in Saint John, NB in 1949, he is the son of the late Loyall G. and Doreen G. (Payne) Mackin and the loving husband of Jane A. (Greene) Mackin of Fredericton, NB.
Brian began his career as a Correctional Officer at the Youth Training Centre, but never one to remain sedentary; he went back to university and acquired his Bachelor of Education. He taught at Harvey High School for one year, where he was loved by a great number of his students, many of whom, he remained in contact with over the years. He returned to working for the province at the Central Reformatory where he taught at ``the farm``. From there, Brian filled the role of Training Officer at Central Office before spending more than 12 years as the Director of Corrections for the province of New Brunswick before his retirement. Brian was a Member and Past President of the Fredericton City Club and was on the Board of Directors of Bridges Canada
Brian`s first love was curling and he was a fixture in the curling community for over 50 years, winning the 1967 New Brunswick Junior Championship, the 1974 New Brunswick Men`s Championship and representing NB at the Brier. He also won three New Brunswick Mixed Championships in 1972, 1979, and 1983, as well as, the NB 2015 Masters. All while, proudly representing the Capital Winter Club. He also had the extreme pleasure of achieving an ``eight ender`` during his curling adventures.
A close second to his love of curling, was Brian`s passion for golf and over a 25 year span, he and his buddies made many memories travelling to Myrtle Beach to golf yearly. He also enjoyed rounds at the time share in Samoset. Lawn bowling at Wilmot Park had become a favorite pass time over the last few years and the many marvellous trips to the cottage at Harvey Lake with Jane and Marsha and his girls were irreplaceable.
Brian was a wonderful husband and father and he adored his family. His granddaughters were the light in his eye and they filled his heart with immense joy.
Along with his beloved wife of 48 years, Jane, Brian is survived by his only daughter, Marsha Mackin and his precious granddaughters: Shyanne and Sierra Mackin, all of Fredericton; his brother Greg and Genesca Mackin of Saint John; his sisters: Brenda and Paul McGraw and Sharon Byrne, both of Saint John and many nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.
In addition to his parents, Brian was predeceased by his brothers Paul and Pat Mackin, brother-in-law Gerry Byrne and sister-in-law Lynn Mackin.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care and direction of McAdam’s Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton, NB (506) 458-9170. Due to the current gathering restrictions, a service celebrating Brian’s Life will be held at a future date with details announced at that time.
For those who wish, donations in memory of Brian can be made to Jobs Unlimited, Ability NB, Bridges Canada or to the NB Association for Community Living.