Robert Charles MacKay

Tokatee 1989Robert Charles MacKay, 48, formerly of Duvall, died Tuesday, October 22nd at the Gene & Irene Wockner Hospice Center in Kirkland from heart failure brought on by a series of heart problems. He was born at Providence Hospital in Seattle, Washington on November 11, 1964 to George and Gloria MacKay. He is survived by his parents, his daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Brent Marchant, and three brothers, Scott, Craig and Russell MacKay. Robert graduated from Shoreline High School, a trombonist in the band and the orchestra; he continued his studies at Shoreline Community College.

Robert was a lover of music and enjoyed attending concerts throughout his life. He also was a true outdoorsman who loved to camp and explore. Robert was a dedicated soccer coach for the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association during his daughter’s high school years. He took pride in his coaching and encouraged each team member to be proud of her efforts. In his last year of coaching the team was undefeated and won the conference championship.

A memorial was held on November 2 in remembrance of what a special person Robert was. It was attended by guests of all ages: family and friends new and old; members of the championship soccer team; sports lovers and music lovers. Robert’s friends from the bluegrass band, The Cascade Cut Ups, were in attendance and added a special charm to the event. Robert was joy to be around. His jokes and laughter lit up a room and he will be missed by many.

One Response to “Robert Charles MacKay”

  • Ian Shaw says:

    I remember Bob from our mutual time together at the Cherry Valley Family Grocer in Duvall. He took me under his wing, mentored me as his assistant frozen foods manager, and later helped me take the full reins of that department as the store grew and he needed to hand off one area of responsibility. He lead with tactful authority and good humor, and I try to follow that. He was a profound influence on me during my time at the grocery store, and a good friend. I am saddened deeply to learn of his passing, and my heart goes out to his family.

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