Shelly Thierman Gallery
Shelly is descended from Robert McKay of Lockers croft and Mary Cowie through his daughter Sheila (McKay) Berger who still lives in Moose Jaw. There are now five living generations in Shelly’s line all born in Canada. An educated guess derived from these photos is that Shelly’s man Greg is or was a ‘Mountie’ in his working life (happy to be corrected Shelly).
In the wedding brunch photo for Jacey and Jackson are the following people; Jenna Kern (grandaughter), Shannon Eberts (daughter), Tim Deming (Shannon’s partner), Greg Thierman (Shelly’s man), Shelly McKay Thierman, Jackson Terris (the groom), Jacey Terris nee Parker (bride and grandaughter), Janelle Eberts (daughter, Jacey’s mother), Chris (Janelle’s partner).
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McKay – Morrison – Allan
Hover hotspots to reveal names. Taken 1967 at Dyke, near Forres.
Elgin McKays November 2019
McKay & Allan Children Circa 1963
Roger and Lizzie’s younger trio, and cousin June Allan at Seafield Farm near Forres, accompanied by the Austin A40 for some reason.
Brian and Billy at the rear (note the curly ginger heads which lasted until teen years), and June Allan with Alison to her left.
Rona and Karen
Karen Hart on the right, daughter of Norris and Doreen McKay, married to Peter Hart, lives in Stirling. Granddaughter of Roger (Norris) and Lizzie McKay of Elgin, latterly.
Rona Allan on the left, daughter of William and Ivy Allan, partner to Iain McPherson, lives in Perth. Granddaughter to Ivy (McKay) and Sandy Morrison of Dyke.
Veronica and Len Mackie Gallery
Veronica is daughter to Mary (McKay) and John Mann from Keith. Left-click on photos to invoke the gallery view. Click again to close it.
McKay Reunion 1976, Lang Stracht Hotel, Aberdeen
The evening happened as a result of a remark made by Alex McKay when he was in Aberdeen on a visit from Australia in 1976. His sister Ella Scott (Roslin St., Aberdeen) organised the reunion. There were 4 generations totalling 112 adults and children. All McKays present were descendents of George McKay, Lockers Croft, Newmill. His two surviving children (out of 10) at the time of the photograph are Alfie, and Mary Smart.
Among them were visitor’s from Canada, Gladys Eyres (daughter of Robert McKay of Lockers before emigration) and husband Gordon Eyres from British Columbia. This was her first visit to the North-east in 50 years since emigrating to Canada with her father and mother in 1926.
Alex McKay and Ella Scott, mentioned above, were children of Frank McKay who was killed in a rail accident. Alex married Bessie Walker.
McKay Reunion 1980, Great Northern Hotel, Aberdeen
The photograph copy is not of the best quality, but hopefully good enough to help identify most people in it. In the interests of accuracy rather than guessing because of the quality, some people although probably known have not been named. It is possible some of those named may be inaccurate. Any confirmations or corrections received by the author (use the contact page if possible) will be updated on this picture and/or elsewhere in the website.
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McKays and McKidds 1976
John McKay, Hugh McKay, George McKidd & Ella McKidd with Alfred and Margaret & children 1976
Elgin McKays 2nd Generation, 2016
Elgin McKays 3rd Generation, 2016
Bert & Muddy (Margaret) Smart 1987
Bert Smart was a son of Mary Smart (McKay) and grandson of George McKay of Lockers.
He and Muddy, here taken at the wedding of George & Linda Smith (Findlay), were Grandparents to Linda, whose mother was Bertha Findlay (Smart), married to Bill Findlay.
Linda and George Smith live in Peterhead.
At the Hairst
Montgrew, possibly 1940’s, with Peter Bonniman’s Threshing Mill
Roger, Gordon, and Gordon Jnr.
Gordon, left, Norris (Roger), and Gordon Jnr. on young Gordon’s wedding day.
MacKenzies and McKays, Elgin 1983
Alfred and Margaret McKay
Golden Wedding 1972, Dee Motel Aberdeen