It is with heavy hearts and gratitude for a life well lived that we announce the peaceful passing of Robert William ‘Bob’ Mackey on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford in his 84th year.
Born on the Mackey family farm on the St. Vincent-Collingwood Townline on July 24, 1937, Bob was a son of the late Bill and Gertie (nee Walters) Mackey.
Bob will be missed dearly by his best friend and wife of more than 61 years, Janet (nee Almond) Mackey of Meaford.
He was the proud father of Scott and his wife Jenny Mackey of Chatsworth and Lynn Mackey-Noll and her husband Michael Noll of Sarasota, Florida. Bob was the fun loving Grandpa of Meaghan, Robert and Adam Mackey and Opa of Jarika and Julia Noll.
He was predeceased by his brother Art Mackey (late Arlene) and will be remembered fondly by his sisters-in-law Rosemary Eagles (late Jack), Laurie Adams (Ken) and was predeceased by his sister-in-law Dianne Elliott (Roy). Bob will be remembered fondly also by his many nieces, nephews and their families.
Bob enjoyed life, family and many friends. He graduated from the University of Toronto and started his career as an Ontario Land Surveyor and later became a Real Estate Broker. He served his community as a St. Vincent Township Councilor, Trustee for the Board of Education, served as a former Board of Director for the Grey Bruce Regional Health Services, was a long standing member of the Maple Leaf Shooting Club, and a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Thornbury. He was an avid baseball fan and umpired locally for 35 years. Bob enjoyed yearly trips to Florida to visit Lynn’s family.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date when health restrictions allow and it is safe for family and friends to gather. A private family service of interment will take place at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca