John Joseph Mackinnon

January 3, 1954July 24, 2018
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John Joseph (Jay) MacKinnon, 64, passed peacefully on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 surrounded by Family and Friends at home after a long battle with cancer. Jay was born on January 3rd, 1954 to John and Marie (McNeil) MacKinnon in Dorchester Massachusetts. Jay graduated from Roslin High School in Roslindale Massachusetts and spent his life in sales and recently worked as an Account Executive with Cortera, Inc. locally. Jay always had a ready smile and firm handshake for everyone he met and would do anything for anyone. To Jay, no one was a stranger, just a new friend he had not made yet. Jay enjoyed golfing, Fantasy Football with his son Christopher, his computers, and had an unshakable faith in his beloved New England Patriots. Jay married his wife Lyn Snell here in Boca Raton on July 6. 2018 after a long and loving courtship. In addition to Lyn, Jay is survived by his sons Christopher, Michael, Steven, and Matthew, his brother Douglas MacKinnon and his wife Leela Mackinnon as well as his sister Janice Ovide and her husband David. He is also survived by his Step Children Jeremy Snell, Keith Mick, and James Mick and his grandson Joseph Snell, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins who will all miss him greatly. A Memorial Viewing for Jay will be held at the Babione Funeral Home, 10060 Calle Comercio Dr, Boca Raton, FL on Saturday, July 28th from 4pm till 6pm in the evening.


  • Lyn Snell MacKinnon, Wife
  • Christopher MacKinnon, Son
  • Steven MacKinnon, Son
  • Michael MacKinnon, Son
  • Matthew MacKinnon, Son
  • Douglas MacKinnon, Brother
  • Leela MacKinnon, Sister-in-law
  • Janice Orvide, Sister
  • David Orvide, Brother-in-law
  • Antonio Orvide, Nephew
  • Jeremy Snell, Step Son
  • Keith Mick, Step Son
  • James Mick, Step Son
  • Joseph Snell, Grandson
  • Joseph Snell, Grandson


  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, July 28, 2018

John Joseph Mackinnon

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Gerry Donovan

July 30, 2018

Words cannot describe how sorry I am about the passing of Jay. Growing up I looked at him as my older brother as well. Admittedly Doug and I were the antagonizing little brothers and we were well deserving of Jay's retribution. Please know that the MacKinnon family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Gerry Donovan

Danielle Rhodes

July 27, 2018

I will always love and remember you and your sweet smiling face. Rest in heaven my friend.

Vera Giordano Usefof

July 26, 2018

Flowers will wilt and tears may dry... but my wonderful memories of you, .......will never die!
I will miss your cheerful smile, your giving and caring ways.....
Heaven has gained an angel and his name is Jay!!
Many blessings to Lyn and all his family!!

Valerie Hurtado

July 26, 2018

I feel so honored to have Jay as my brother-in-law. Jay always had a smile, thankful heart, and loved my sister, Lyn with all his heart. He said she was “everything.” Jay made Thanksgiving and holiday dinners so special for me. He was always so happy to be with our family. I’m so sad that he had to leave us so soon. I will miss him, dearly. Love you Jay. Thank you for all you have given us. Rest In Peace and I’ll se you later ❤️

Penny and Tom Yamamoto

July 26, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to Janice, Doug and family of Jay. May God and friends comfort you.

Jean MacKinnon

July 25, 2018

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
Thank you Jay for that infectious smile. You made me feel welcomed, loved and happy. I will miss you. Your smile and laugh forever in our hearts. Take care Doug and Janice, love you and wishing you peace. Love, your cousin, Jean