The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, June 28, 2019 James John "Hamish" Mcgregor Age 85, passed away June 20, 2019 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, following a stroke. Born in Helmsdale, Scotland, he was the son of the late James and Marigold McGregor. He was predeceased by his sister, Margot who passed away in November 2017. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jane Craig McGregor (McGill) and his son, Robert James McGregor (Allison). James attended Portgower School, then Helmsdale Junior Secondary before progressing to Golspie Senior Secondary School (where he played the bagpipes) and then on to the University of Aberdeen, where he received his first degree. In 1957 he crossed the Atlantic by ship with a load of cattle and landed in Saint John, N.B. He then travelled to Quebec where he worked for Pratt and Whitney Canada in Time and Motion Studies. He then moved to British Columbia where he graduated from U.B.C. while working on the Douglas Lake Cattle Ranch. In 1958, in Vancouver, he met the love of his life, Jane Craig McGill, from Elgin, Scotland. They were married in 1963 in Connecticut. Following this, James accepted a position with Glaxo Canada and was transferred to Halifax. James had a passion for his work in the pharmaceutical industry and enjoyed 32 years with Glaxo Canada. During this time he received many awards and accolades. Following retirement James enjoyed gardening and doing chores at the house and farm, investing, reading and discussion of politics and world events. Cremation has taken place. An event to celebrate the life of James "Hamish" McGregor will be held at a later date.