|Birth: ||Jun. 4, 1908|
New York, USA
William George Macey was born in Tivoli Cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, England on June 4, 1908, to William Henry Macey and Edith Mary Macey nee Rendall. He was the oldest of three children, Mary his sister and Samuel his brother.
William George Macey married Lilian Cordelia Ada Lewis on December 15, 1929. They had two children Pamela Jeanette and Christopher William Albert.
William George Macey's grandfather, Harry Rendall was a railway engineer and William George Macey was encouraged to follow into that profession; however, he chose to enter a profession that served a, then, new form of transportation, the automobile. After serving an apprenticeship, he became an automotive engineer and eventually entered in to partnership with a Christopher Smith and formed Macey & Smith, Ltd., in West Croydon, London, England.
Following the Suez Crisis in 1956, and the subsequent petrol rationing together with the depressed economic conditions created by expensive tax-funded social programs, the partnership of Macey & Smith, Ltd. was dissolved and William George Macey took his family and his son-in-law's, Herbert Helliwell's, family Pamela Jeanette Helliwell and their young son Alan Helliwell, and immigrated to Toronto, Canada Eventually, William George Macey and Herbert Helliwell formed their own company, Macey & Son, in Syracuse, New York, USA.
William George Macey was working alone when a gasoline tank exploded setting him and the building on fire. Amazingly, William George Macey, survived, with over eighty percent of his body being severely burned, for over a week before he finally succumbed.
His life, his honesty, integrity, passion and compassion, touched many. Many mourners came from distant places and his Episcopal burial service was crowded. As is the custom in that ritual, no eulogy was given. In reflection, no eulogy was needed. None of the mourners, and there were many, needed an eulogy to remind them of his goodness. It is true that when a stone is taken from the water, the space the stone occupied is quickly filled by the water. Of course, the stone is gone, and the level of the water is a little lower. It is not the same. He is missed.
Contributed by Chris Macey (#47447840)
New York, USA
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Record added: Jan 08, 2011
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