Aaron Christopher McGregor, 28, of Montara, Calif., died on April 23, 2019, in San Gregorio, Calif., after a long battle with addiction. He left this world as quickly and unexpectedly as he entered it.
He was born in August 1990 in Redwood City, Calif., at Kaiser Hospital, however, he was almost born on Skyline Boulevard en route to the hospital but decided to hold on a bit longer. He was delivered a short 30 minutes after arriving at the hospital.
Aaron started his education at Farallone View Elementary School in Montara. From there he went on to Cunha Intermediate School and then Half Moon Bay High School. During his time as a Cougar, he played for the Half Moon Bay High School water polo team. There wasn’t a day that he didn’t want to get in the pool and give it his all for his team; it was his passion.
Upon leaving Half Moon Bay High School, he focused on a cosmetology degree at the College of San Mateo. His love for this line of work was apparent at a young age and instilled in him by his loving mother, Christine McGregor. His creativity was a gift and he used it in many aspects of his life. He enjoyed cooking and sharing his creations with those he loved.
During the winter months, Aaron often spent his time skiing and shredding the mountain tops at Bear Valley with his family. He was extremely competitive. At the end of a hard day of skiing, he would sit down, surrounded with family and friends, to eat, watch movies together and share endless laughs.
During the summer months, Aaron and his brother Paul Jr. loved being out on the lake with his family, particularly Lake Berryessa.
Aaron was a natural athlete, so it was no surprise how quickly he took up wakeboard. He was a natural. In addition to his love of outdoor sports, Aaron also had a deep appreciation for the martial arts and earned his black belt at an early age.
Aaron also had a gift for music. He loved sharing this gift by deejaying events and attending music events with his friends.
Aaron was always there to give a helping hand. He would go out of his way to make sure that you were OK. He was a giver, not a taker. He never expected anything in return. He was so giving and so loving and he will be forever loved and missed.
Aaron is survived by his parents, Paul and Christine McGregor, and brother Paul McGregor Jr., of the San Mateo County Coastside. He is also survived by loving grandparents Karin and George Cook, of Bellingham, Wash.; his aunt Patricia and uncle Scotty Ross and cousins Travis and Nicole; his aunt Laurie and uncle Greg McGregor, cousin Michael and his family; his uncle Don McGregor and his cousins Nicole and Krista; his aunt Beate and uncle Don Sokol and by Justin and Jennifer and their families; as well as his aunt and uncle Helen and Ron Dygert; and so many more.
The amount of love and support in this time of sorrow has been amazing. There are not enough words to express the gratitude we feel. We also want to express our appreciation to Orion Darshawn and family, Ray and Casey. Karntima Rich for her love, compassion and guidance during this difficult time and the countless others for their love, support, understanding and appreciation of Aaron.
A private celebration of Aaron’s life will take place in the near future. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Friends of Half Moon Bay Parks and Recreation for the Half Moon Bay High School pool project in Aaron‘s memory. He loved playing water polo there and this would be a fitting tribute to his life. God bless you, Aaron. You will be sorely missed by many.