On the evening of December 14th, Trevor John MacDuff passed unexpectedly at home and joined his father Malcolm, his maternal and paternal grandparents, along with a host of other relatives. Trevor was born at home to Robyn and Malcolm MacDuff on August 21, 1976. An avid youth baseball player, he enjoyed many years pitching from the mound and held fond memories of spending time practicing with his stepfather Robert Hull. On June 14th, 1992, Trevor met his future wife Jennifer while employed at KFC in Sandy. He graduated from Alta High School (Class of ‘94). Married in June of 1999, Trevor and Jennifer enjoyed several years of travel, music and establishing and achieving many short-term goals. He graduated with honors (of course he did) from Weber State University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In 2005, Katelyn Adel arrived to complete their family. Truly his “one hit wonder” and absolute pride and joy. He was so proud of Kate graduating at 16, this past May.
While many families experienced frustration during Covid (not that we didn’t have our moments),Trevor found this time an opportunity to hone his cooking skills with his “Katie Ladybug,” and wife, and further developed his passion for watching all things “sportsketball” as the world returned to our new normal. Trevor was an avid downhill skier, who on occasion experienced a healthy case of the “Powder Flu.” He enjoyed playing electric and acoustic guitar, golfing, bowling with his league buddies, traveling with his “girls,” doting on his four kitties, attending too many concerts to count. He could also row a mean boat down Desolation Canyon. He enjoyed his annual President’s Day weekend with family in Moab and was looking forward to attending the NBA All-Star Game this year, in addition to a long-planned trip to Cabo San Lucas. Trevor was the consummate provider for his family and took pride in completing everything meticulously, because if “it was a job worth doing, it was worth doing right.” He enjoyed his co-workers at Romaric, ExpertVoice, Ancestry and most recently 1-800-Contacts. Truly one of the best data engineers, as confirmed by many co-workers. He spoke of his co-workers (friends) with the highest regard. Trevor participated in the Kona World Championship IRONMAN event in Hawaii (with his IronFans in tow to cheer him on); finishing the tedious race with a massive smile. A member of the Salt Lake Tri Club, he enjoyed- yep, enjoyed- the grueling training workouts. When he first told his wife he wanted to run a marathon, her initial response was “you don’t even like walking to get the remote.” He happily proved her wrong.
The outpouring of support, messages and calls the past few days have only affirmed Trevor’s scope of influence and the indelible mark he left on this world, in many facets. He is survived by his wife Jennifer and daughter Katelyn Adel, mother Robyn MacDuff (Wayne Peay), in-laws Gary and Connie Oleson, brothers Cody, Stewart and Bryan (partner McCall Kirby), brother-in-law Brian Oleson (Mandy), niece Brittnie, and extended family. A viewing will be held on Thursday, December 22nd at the Anderson & Goff Mortuary in Draper (11859 S 700 E) from 10:00- 11:45 AM, followed by a funeral service at 12 Noon, with a luncheon directly following the service. A special thank you to Paul and Giovanna Brown (our friends/neighbor) who provided initial support to Trevor, as we waited for the arrival of the Draper EMS. Your kindness and comfort in those first moments will forever be cherished.
My darling Trevor…Kate and I will do our best to move through this pain. We will learn to breathe again and we will work to ensure your legacy is not forgotten. Thank you for “holding on loosely, but never letting go.” Our life has forever been enriched and we will miss you terribly. I am unsure if this “too shall pass,” but we will seek you in the stars and hear you in all things music. We will take you with us, as we continue to travel and live the life I know you would encourage us to enjoy. Kick some fresh “Pow,” wherever you are with your dad. Your Katie misses you, but remember…”Love you, sheet (sweet) dreams, go Jazz, and all the teams we like,” (your goodnight bedtime ritual). Sweetest of heavenly dreams, my dear. Until we meet again.
The service will be livestreamed on the Anderson & Goff Mortuary Facebook Page at the following link:
(The livestream video will appear when the service starts.)