I was so shocked to hear of Mac’s passing. I have many great memories of Mac’s visits in to the office in C230 at Algonquin. His stories, his bow ties and that grin that always made you wonder what he was up to, are some that stand out to me. Rest In Peace Mac!!
Sandy and family, please accept our sincerest condolences at the very recent passing of your brother, Mac, a kind and gentle man.
We will greatly miss our discussions about sailing and the dogs.
It was always a pleasure running into Mac and passing the time of day.
He will be missed.
Wayne & Jannie
I had the good fortune to hire Mac as a professor in the Library program at Algonquin. Mac was knowledgeable and well respected by both students and colleagues. Bow Ties were his trademark. He will be missed by many, gone too soon.
As a friend and colleague for over fifteen years I would have liked to have been given details of time and place. H
Cory Mac Nason was a lovely man. He was kind ,big-hearted and generous. Mac was a scholar and a gentleman, and it was with an infinite sadness that we heard of his sudden untimely death. He was a historian whose period was Medieval Europe. The cruel irony in this tragedy is that he had retired from Algonquin and had started on his lifelong ambition to do a PhD in his subject.
Some fifteen or so years ago, he had been designing an online course on Early Medieval history for Algonquin College, and he asked me to come on board. It was the beginning of an enduring friendship.
The course covered the period from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the First Crusade. It was Mac’s creation. Being a literary chap, I contributed the section on Anglo-Saxon poetry. It proved a very popular course with the students.
We also shared a keen interest in keeping and breeding tropical fish.
Perhaps most of all, as the spring finally gets underway, I will miss those cold beers with Mac on my balcony, and the stimulating conversation that invariably went with them – yes, I will certainly miss that. R.I.P. Mac. Harry.