Dear NNPDF Families and Friends,
It is with deep heartbreak that the NNPDF Central office passes along word that Bart Vernon Mackie (aged 52 years) has lost his courageous and long fought battle with Niemann-Pick Disease type C (NPC) on May 28, 2015. Bart loved and played baseball in his twenties and later worked as a heavy equipment operator.
Bart’s family and friends will join together in loving celebration of his life on Saturday, June 20th at Noon at Hope Church at Silver Lake in Everett, Washington. His family has generously asked that remembrances and memorials be made in Bart’s name to the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation at www.nnpdf.org . Bart’s older brother Bradley G. Mackie preceded him in death on July 31st, 2014 at the age of 54 years from complications of NPC.
To Bart’s loving wife, Elaine of 26 years; his two beautiful and cherished daughters, Shanna and Kelsey; his mother Lynne and stepfather Jim Lambright; his father Vern and his sister Regan ~ we send our sincerest condolences and our hearts grieve along with you. Please know that your NNPDF family is here for you as you travel down this path without your beloved son, brother, husband, father and friend at your side ~ not only today but in the days, weeks and months ahead.
For the obituary and the link to send condolences to the family, visit the Newsline: http://www.nnpdf.org/Newsline2015.html#Mackie