Nov. 5, 1920 – May 9, 2013
Robert Norman MacKay passed away peacefully at Valleyhaven Care Home in Chilliwack, BC on Monday May 9th, at the age of 92.
Bob was born in Vancouver, BC, on Nov. 5th, 1920. He married Deanie on December 29, 1948 and they spent many happy years in Cranbrook where they raised their sons, D’Arcy and Buzz. Bob worked in the insurance business for over 40 years. He worked with his brother, Maurice at MacKay Insurance for several years and later with ICBC.
Bob and Deanie were great bridge players belonging to both the Cranbrook and Kimberley clubs. In his younger years Bob enjoyed badminton, curling and skiing. He loved the great outdoors, camping, swimming, hiking and biking. They moved to Chilliwack in 1986 after he retired.
Bob was a loving husband, father and grandfather and he will be sadly missed.
Bob was predeceased by his wife, Deanie; his son, Buzz (Roderick); brother, Maurice; and nephew, Hugh. He is survived by his son, D’Arcy (Wendy); daughter-in-law Elizabeth MacKay; grandchildren: Hayley, Sean, Jorden and Rachael; sisters-in-law: Gloria (George) Mercer, Beverly (John) Walker, Dorothy MacKay (Earl Wilson) and several nieces and nephews.
Bob and Deanie shared a deep love for animals. Donations to your local SPCA in Bob’s memory are sincerely appreciated. There will be no funeral service at Bob’s request.