Robert Kenneth MacKay
1978 - 2020
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Robert Kenneth MacKay
Nov. 19, 1978 - Oct.16, 2020
Robert MacKay died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, after having a seizure. He had recently battled the demons of alcohol and depression.
He is survived by his mother and father, Betsy and Jim MacKay; his brother, Andrew MacKay; sister, Sarah Helou (Tarek); brother, John MacKay (Kim); beloved niece, Maddie MacKay; and beloved nephews, Henry MacKay, Raja Helou, Luca Helou and Ryan Helou; and his dear dog Marty.
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Published in The Oregonian from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25, 2020.
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November 10, 2020
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Richard Rytting
November 3, 2020
Dear Jim, Betsy, Andrew, Sarah, and John, My heart hurts for you all so much during this time. Many a fond memory around the Mackay dinner table. There are no words, just know my family and I are holding you all in our hearts during this time. Lots of love Cate O'Reilly (Bloem)
Cate O'Reilly
November 2, 2020
I remember Robert from the halls of Lincoln High School — a long time ago but somehow it feels like a fresh image in my mind to see his smile among all those faces. And to the whole Mackay family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I’m thinking of you from far away, hoping you can hold each other close right now. My deepest condolences, and my greatest wishes of strength to you all.
Ryan Centner
October 28, 2020
Dear Jim, Betsy, Andrew, Sarah, and John:

We were saddened to learn of Robert's untimely death. The passing of any family member, regardless of age or state of health, is always a cause for grief, but the death of a child is particularly difficult. You and Robert are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss.

Dan and Gretchen
Daniel and Gretchen Amato
October 27, 2020
Dear MacKay family,
My heart aches for your loss. Know that we are praying for comfort for each of you.
Laurie Lynn Newman
Laurie Lynn Newman
October 26, 2020

Hi Jim, Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
Terry Beard
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Terry Beard
October 25, 2020
While we never knew Robert, my wife. Martha, and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for his family and others he may have left behind. There is little more to say except our thoughts are with you and our sincere wishes for better things to come.
Collier Brown
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