Ceridian plans memorial service for Dave MacKay, its Ottawa-based president

TORONTO – Ceridian says memorials for its late president, Dave MacKay, will be held in Ottawa this week and in Toronto next week.

The multinational company has scheduled a memorial service in Toronto on April 5.

MacKay’s legacy includes a leading role in the creation of Ceridian Canada in 1998. He became Ceridian Canada’s president in 2007 and its global president in 2013, based in Ottawa.

Ceridian provides a variety of products and services to business, such as payroll and workforce management tools.

MacKay’s age and cause of death were not disclosed.

He is survived by his children Kirsten and Reilly and their mother Sheila.

Visitations for family and friends are to be held Tuesday in Ottawa at Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, at the 150 Woodroffe Ave. location. A service will be held Wednesday at First Unitarian Sanctuary, 30 Cleary Ave. in Ottawa.