Up until he lost his wife Mary to cancer 17 years ago, Winston MacKay always bought chocolates to give away as gifts at Christmas time.
Then one day MacKay met some volunteers with the Canadian Cancer Society, learned about the society’s annual Christmas cake sale and was hooked.
“Every year I buy at least three cases in memory of my wife,” the 75-year-old Williams Lake senior said during the Seniors Village Christmas Craft Fair Sunday. “I still remember her so well.”
MacKay lives at Seniors Village but said from his wheelchair as he sat alongside Canadian Cancer Society volunteers Jenni Bazan and Susan Graves when it comes to the fruit cake sale he’s a town crier.
To make his point, he wheeled around the fair drawing people back to the table.
Graves and Bazan said the cakes are available for sale up until Dec. 19 while supplies last at the Cancer Society’s office at the Senior’s Activity Centre on Fourth Avenue.
After determining what kind of fruit cake this reporter likes, MacKay motioned to Graves to retrieve a dark one from the stash beneath the table.
And with a smile as wide as one would expect from old St. Nick he handed it over and then, almost threateningly said, “you are going to love this.”