WRONGFUL DEATH OF POPULAR WINDSOR MAN
John “Jay” McKee had worked for over 30 years at Ford in Windsor before retiring in 2006. Though he had a wonderful career at Ford, he was known by friends, family, and the Windsor community as “Medieval Man” as one of the founders of the Essex Medieval Heritage Society. Jay regularly visited elementary schools throughout Essex County in full medieval costume to bring smiles to students' faces and teach them about medieval history.
Tragically, Jay was struck by an unlicensed driver in Michigan in December of 2014. Jay fought for his life for several days before he succumbed to his injuries. His death was felt throughout Windsor but particularly by his wife of 46 years, Cathy, who was in the car when the accident happened and was also injured.
“I did not know where to turn after Jay passed away. Members of my family arranged meetings with many different lawyers. After meeting with Carr Hatch we were confident we had met the right lawyer for us. Carr seemed to see everything many steps ahead and navigated the Ontario and Michigan insurance system. He was involved in the investigation with the police force in Michigan, the Michigan criminal trial, and arranged for a full treatment team to help me after the accident.” –Cathy McKee
The McKee family’s civil case settled in 2017.
“I was very comfortable with Carr as my lawyer. My family and I liked the reputation of Carr and his law firm, and we also liked Carr’s ties to Windsor, having gone to law school there and with his long family history at Hiram Walker in Windsor. I am really thankful we had Carr to help us through our very difficult time.” –Cathy McKee
See the Windsor Star article on Jay McKee: Windsor man dies after crash in Michigan; Charges expected against other driver.