Russell MACKAY

Russell Cameron Mackay passed away far too young in his home at the age of 60 on December 22nd, 2015. Beloved spouse to Nora, son of Joan Whitley, brother to Janie (Nelson), father of Ryan (Shellee, his “twin”), grandfather to Duncan and Preston and uncle to Cole (Debra Jean). Russ’s boundless love and warmth is going to be greatly missed by both his family and vast network of friends. A Provincial Court judge and former coordinator of the Lawyers Assistance Program, the judicial system will miss his happy, compassionate and fun presence. Russ was a great lover of music and could be found strumming his uke or jamming with friends and strangers whenever an opportunity arose. He was a mentor to many people and changed lives with his empathy, humour and kindness. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. James Community Square Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver on Sunday February 28th, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. No flowers please but if you would like to make a donation in Russ’s memory, he suggested UBC Innocence Project at the Allard School of Law, the Salvation Army or The Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education. Online condolences may be offered at

Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home

45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack BC V2P 1B5 604-793-4555

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