OBITUARY

Donald Roderick "D.R." MacKinnon

12 January, 19389 February, 2021

Donald Roderick “D.R.” MacKinnon, aged 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 9th in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. A wonderful and loving husband and father, he was born in Inverness on January 12th, 1938 to Neil and Jessie (Fraser) MacKinnon. He was the second oldest of their six children. D.R. was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy, having served as a cook on the HMCS Algonquin. He was a long-time member and past president of the Inverness Legion branch 132. He was involved in many activities throughout the community including serving as poppy chairman and working as an elections officer, as well as being a long-time member of the Namara club. He loved to get out every day and could often be seen walking or in his later years riding his scooter down the street. He enjoyed telling a great story, almost as much as he liked a good card game. He was a hard worker and always did his best to provide for his family. D.R is survived by his wife, of 47 years, Catherine Anne “Kayanna” (MacDonald), seven children, Cindy (Tom) of Bailey, Mississippi, Holly Lynn of Keane, Ontario, Roderick of Orangeville, John Paul of Camrose, Alberta, Nigel and Thomas both in Dartmouth. He is also survived by his sisters, Margaret Anne (Bruce) in Malagash and Jean (Winston) in Inverness. He was predeceased in death by his parents, Neil and Jessie; siblings, Sonny, Lauchie (Rose), Lorraine (Robert) and Jackie (Gloria). Funeral service will take place on February 20th 2021 in St. John's United Church, Strathlorne at 2pm. There will be short visitation in the hour preceding the service. Donations may be made to Saint John United Church or to the Central Inverness Palliative Care Society. The family would like to extend its gratitude to the palliative care team and to the Inverness hospital for their compassionate care during these difficult times. On-line condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Jessie (Fraser) MacKinnon, Mother (deceased)
  • Neil MacKinnon, Father (deceased)
  • Catherine Anne (MacDonald) MacKinnon, Wife
  • D.R.is also survived by his children, Cindy (Tom) of Bailey, Mississippi, Holly Lynn of Keane, Ontario, Roderick of Orangeville, John Paul of Camrose, Alberta, Nigel and Thomas both in Dartmouth. He is also survived by his sisters, Margaret Anne (Bruce) in Malagash and Jean (Winston) in Inverness. He was predeceased in death by his parents, Neil and Jessie; siblings, Sonny, Lauchie (Rose), Lorraine (Robert) and Jackie (Gloria).
  • DONATIONS

  • St. John's United Church
  • Central Inverness Palliative Care Society

Services

  • Funeral Service, St. John's United Church

    Saturday, 20 February , 2021

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Ruby Pye

24 February 2021

Sending prayers and condolences to Donald MacKinnon’s family. Rest in eternal peace D. R. 🥀

Anthony MacIsaac

22 February 2021

We offer our prayers and condolences to DR's wife, Kayanna and his children and grandchildren and his family. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless and comfort you all during this difficult time.
Anthony and Theresa Mac Isaac: Cole Harbour (Foot Cape), NS

Michelle Williams

21 February 2021

My family's deepest sympathies to Auntie Kayanna and the family.
Love Michelle and Joe. Xoxo

Grace cummings

20 February 2021

Uncle DR always had good stories about our families iand the genealogy. He took pride in remembering those details of all our love ones and sharing those stories. We will miss you god rest your soul. I hope you dad can get a good card game And a good cup tea .

Lauchie MacKinnon

18 February 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a central part of our family and his passing will be a great loss for all of us. He always had a kind word and time to speak to everyone in the community. Our town will not be the same without his presence walking or on his scooter. Take solace in the fact that he will always be nearby, because of the words he shared or the deeds he did to guide you in the future. Love Lauchie Neil and Family.

Krista MacLeanKennedy

17 February 2021

Very sorry to Kayanna & children on the passing of your husband/father- he was a good neighbour that was quick wit. If he wasn’t too busy he’d have a story to tell. Always always friendly and positive vibes. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Janice Ferguson

16 February 2021

Always a polite caring person. Never passed you without a "Hi" or a chat. I remember how good he was when he was in the case room watching his children being born! he could hardly wait to hold his son or daughter. REST WELL D.R.

Janet Larade

16 February 2021

So sorry to learn of D.R.s passing..
Always had alittle chat at the post office..Condolences to all of D.Rs family and friends..
Cookie (Doucette) Larade

Rosie Deagle

13 February 2021

Deepest Sympathy too the family on the passing off DR he was a very nice man he worked at the Legion helping my Father with the bingo and dances RIP DR 😇

Dawn Williams

12 February 2021

Sending our thoughts and condolences to Aunt Kayanna and all the family.

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