Guest Book for Greg MacRae

Provided by J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Posted by: Cecilia (Serroul) Organ
Wed October 30, 2019
Sending prayers, thoughts and condolences to all of Greg's family and friends at this sad and difficult time. I remember him well in our younger years. His sister Joanie chummed around with our sister Theresa. There was a bunch of us who had many laughs and good times together learning how to dance especially to Jive. We had so much fun as youngsters and teenagers did back then. Whether it was dancing, trading comics or just hanging around having a laugh. I will always remember those days as "Happy Days". May Greg Rest-in-Peace.

Posted by: Brook Shipp
Wed October 30, 2019
My heart felt condolences to the MacRae family. I have fond memories while sailing with Greg on the Algobay, when I was a cadet. He took me under his wing and taught as well as inspired myself.  He spoke about his family at great length, and you could hear in his voice how he loved his family with his whole heart. His impact on those he touched was great, and his legacy will be everlasting and remembered. Soft winds and calm seas my dear friend.

Wed October 30, 2019
My deepest sympathies to your family. My staff and I are so sorry to hear of Greg's passing. We always enjoyed Greg's visits to Long & Mcquade.
He was a one of a kind Gentleman and a pleasure to deal with. His quick wit
and laugh will be missed. Please know you are in our thoughts at this difficult

Posted by: Phyllis Reno
Wed October 30, 2019
My deepest condolences to all of Greg’s family at this sad time. I have known Greg for many years, being connected to many of his cousins. He was a fun-loving man and a great guitarist and singer. Every time I hear Paper Roses Greg comes right to my mind. God has called and Greg has gone on to the other side where he will suffer no more. Keep his memories alive and it will help the grieving. When times get tough, call on God and he will help you through the tough times. May he rest in peace and sail with the angels.

Posted by: Ben/Heather Young
Wed October 30, 2019
Donna & Families,
Our deepest condolences on the passing of Greg our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and may he rest with the Angels

Posted by: Douglas
Wed October 30, 2019
I have never met Greg in my life, but his story told through 'The Ballad of Bowser Macrae' is incredibly beautiful and inspiring. I send my condolences to his family and friends and want them to know that his legacy will live on forever with people all over the world.

Posted by: Melvin ,Agnes Pearo&Family,Alder Point.C.B.
Wed October 30, 2019
TO..All Greg,s Family...So sorry to hear the news of Greg,, passing,no words I can write will take the hurt away in losing him,,,god bless you all in this time of sorrow...May the memories of him last through out his song & music in years to come,,,Soar high with the "Eagle Greg". You were a friend indeed to all...Melvin& Agnes.

Posted by: Michael and theresa
Wed October 30, 2019
To Colleen and family we convey our condolences. It’s never easy saying goodbye to someone you love. Our thoughts are with you

Posted by: Raymond Miles
Wed October 30, 2019
MacRae family, my condolences to  you.I am at regional hospital and not able to get to service on Nov 1st. I am part of the circle and admired Greg's passion and talent for music.He was a man of many talents and will be missed.

Posted by: Nessie (Caffiers) Astephen and Mary (Caffiers) MacRae
Wed October 30, 2019
Sending prayers for strength and comfort to Greg's family and friends at this difficult time. Rest in peace Greg.

Posted by: James Wilhelm
Thu October 31, 2019
I wish to send my sincere commiseration for the grief that his family, friends and colleagues share resulting from his passing. He was, as described in the memoriam, dearly loved by his family and admired in the community and certainly by his work colleagues.  I worked with him for many years on the M.S. Algobay. He was always a cheerful, reliable and trustworthy officer. I recall many shared experiences, both in fair and foul weather. He was always solidly calm and reliable.
   Many times, our ship loaded Gypsum at Little Narrows, not far from his home. His family would visit and he rejoiced in seeing them. After my retirement from Algoma, I worked sporadically in the Winter months for several years and would rent lodging at his residence while awaiting ships . He was always helpful, cheerful and engaged. Along with his family and all that knew him he will be remembered, respected and his absence lamented.
There is an old belief,
That on some distant shore,
Far from despair and grief,
Old friends shall meet once more. ( By Capt. H. Naylor)
With sincere condolences,
James Wilhelm

Posted by: Sam and Jacquie Francis
Thu October 31, 2019
So sad to hear of Greg’s passing. We worked together on the Algobay for quite awhile. He was a great shipmate and also a friend. Condolences to his family.

Posted by: Joan Clarke
Thu October 31, 2019
Dear Colleen and all of the MacRae family,
I am so saddened to hear of Greg's passing. He was such a big man with an even bigger heart. Family was so very important to him. He really was a great big teddy bear! I know you will all miss him but you have your precious memories to cherish forever. I don't believe I will be able to attend Friday evening but I'm thinking of you all as you go through this very difficult time.

Posted by: Colleen (Mulley) Roberts
Thu October 31, 2019
So sorry to hear of Greg's passing. I last spoke with him at Donnie's wake and he told me of the times he tried to help Donnie. He was truly a larger than life personality and will be missed. Sincere condolences to his family.

Posted by: Sharon Collier
Thu October 31, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.

Posted by: Sharon Tonary
Thu October 31, 2019
Our heartfelt condolences to the MacRae Family. We only met briefly and under very difficult circumstances.  I remember Greg as being a very loving and caring man during our shared time of grief.  Robert and Sharon Tonary ( uncle and aunt of the late Malcolm Parsons)

Posted by: Charlie and Joan Serroul
Thu October 31, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the MacRae family. Thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time.
Charlie and Joan

Posted by: Phil Raab
Thu October 31, 2019
I didn't know him for long but the first time I met him I called him Greg to which he replied " BOWSER ".he was very supportive of me in a difficult time .He was truly larger than life !   Finley

Posted by: John High and Beverley Edwards
Thu October 31, 2019
Donna and family, our heartfelt sympathies to you at this difficult time. We were saddened to read of Greg’s passing. We are in Calgary and unable to be with you for the celebration of His life. Our thoughts are with you.

Posted by: Connie McCormick
Thu October 31, 2019
My condolences to Joan and family.  Thoughts and prayers.  God Bless
R.I.P.  Greg

Posted by: Jack MacLeod
Fri November 01, 2019
Greg was a great friend to my brother Robert and myself when we lived next door at the Taylors . My brother and I would not be her along with our sons and grandkids . He did more than he knew at the time he saved Rob and I from drowning in Little Pond when we fell through the ice .We have alot to thank him for .God rest his soul .

Posted by: Heather Collis
Fri November 01, 2019
Donna and the family, my sincere sympathy. May you hold your precious memories close to your heart.

Posted by: Glenn Musgrave
Sat November 02, 2019
So sorry to learn of Greg's passing.  Sorry I wasn't able to make it down for the celebration of his life at the Legion, unfortunately, I had a 9 AM appointment Saturday that I couldn't cancel.  Growing up with Greg was a pleasure!  He was always fun to be around and always looked out for the underdog.  As most often happens, we lose touch with friends over the years.  When I learned he was a patient at the QEII I had to go see him. That first visit was like we had always been in touch.  Even though he was facing serious life challenges he remained up beat.  I got in to see him a few times when they sent him up to Halifax.  In each of our visits he would always speak of his family, his pride and love for all of you was immense and I hope will give each of you comfort in the days ahead.

Posted by: Sheila Crowther Campbell
Sat November 02, 2019
Donna & family , our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family . So sorry for your loss Donna . RIP Greg
Fr. Sheila , Peter & Amber

Posted by: Linda
Wed December 11, 2019
To the family of Bowser MacRae,  Ten years ago we were waiting to catch a ferry on our first across Canada trip and we met Bowser.  His huge personality touched us greatly and we kept in touch over the years.  We listened to David Francy's Ballad repeatedly, enjoying it every time.  The last time we talked was shortly before my husband passed in 2016 when we called from BC to see if Bowser was still interested in buying our 1992 Dodge Diesel that he admired so.  As my husband belonged to AA he would have been so pleased to know that Bowser was also a long time member.  Hopefully they are both up in Heaven having a meeting together!  My sincere condolences to your family.  I know how you are feeling and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.