Robert, Bennett MacKay

Bob passed away peacefully at Ty Watson House at the age of 80 following a lengthy illness.

Predeceased by his wife Edna in 1996, he is survived by a brother Cyril (Bette) MacKay of Prince George and sister

Alvena (Herb) Simpson of Quebec; his children, Steven (Dianna) and Philip (Fran) of Kimberley, Robbie (Shannon) of Parksville, Christie Hill and Myrna (Jamie) Clark of Port

Alberni.

Bob leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn are Edna’s children and their families; Don (Sherry) Dow, Debbie (Terry) Smith, Carol Matheson and

Lori Anderson.

Born and raised in Kimberley, B.C. Bob spent his working life at the Cominco fertilizer plant and Sullivan mine until he retired.

Bob was a former member of the Kimberley Pipe Band and was proud of his Celtic heritage and music. He and Edna enjoyed camping and fishing at Koocanusa and Larchwood Lakes. In 2007, he moved to Port Alberni.

Special thanks to West Coast General Hospital and Ty Watson House for their exceptional care and support.

No service by request. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of Memories, Port Alberni. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alberni Valley Hospice Society/Ty Watson House, 2649 2nd Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1Z8