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Ross Mackie

Ross Mackie, a fifth-generation Oshawa family business owner and a prominent figure in the transportation industry, is a deserving candidate for the Oshawa Walk of Fame award.

At 17 years of age, in 1951, Ross took a load of furniture from Oshawa to Dawson City, Yukon, long before there was anything called the Trans-Canada Highway. Ross and his team were among the first Canadian carriers to truck into Mexico; he has also traversed every U.S. state including Alaska and Hawaii.

“When we were young, three generations of us, we lived in this clapboard house on King Street. We didn’t have a lot,” says Mackie.

We’re so fortunate today to still be here in Oshawa. Each of us, from multiple generations, are involved in giving back whenever we can.”

As a family and through the Mackie Group, the Mackie’s have supported Lakeridge Health Foundation with generous financial donations over the years. The entire family continues to champion cancer services and health care for our community, year after year, generation after generation.

Ross Mackie’s exceptional career, dedication to the industry’s history, and commitment to his community make him a deserving recipient of the Oshawa Walk of Fame award.

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