Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel

492 Wellington Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON


Maxine MacKinnon

March 1, 1937September 4, 2019

MACKINNON, Maxine (nee Finlayson) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Maxine at Algoma Residential Community Hospice on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 with her family by her side.

Loving wife of John for 29 years. Dear Mother of Debby Brogno (Frank), Tim Candido (Linda), Jim Candido (Patricia) and Dean Candido (Andrea). Stepmom of Cindy Ougler (Jeffrey) and Corrie MacKinnon. Grandmother of Tricia Lesnick (Mike), Joey Brogno (Lisa), Jason Candido (Lauren), Brian Candido (Tricia), Ryan Candido (Sarah), Shaylyn Candido (Sean) , Mikayla Candido (Ben), Nathan MacKinnon, Gregston, Tyneeka, Jeffton and Jeramiah Hunter. Great Grandmother of 10. Predeceased by her parents Athlene and Jesse Finlayson. Daughter-in-law of the late Liz and Hector MacKinnon. Cherished sister of Dewayne Finlayson (late Lena), late Deanna Pettingalo (late Domenic), late Jeddy Finlayson and Marty Finlayson. Special Auntie to Kim Caporossi (Terry), Teri and Tammy Finlayson and best friend of Elaine Maida (Bob).

Maxine was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie but her family roots were in Sylvan Valley, Echo Bay where her parents were born. The family celebrated Christmas Eve together in the Sylvan Valley Hall for many years while her parents were alive and spent a lot of time at her brother Dewayne’s camp on McCarrols Lake where bluegrass music always filled the air. Maxine had a great sense of humour and made many friends during her working years. She was quite the fashionista and carried it off with style and class. She loved country music, her little dogs Harley and Mia, company for coffee and a visit and when she was well would follow the Pipes and Drums of the 49th Field Regiment to watch John play the bass drum in the many area parades.

Maxine battled many serious health issues with strength and courage. The family sends a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and doctors at SAH with a special thank you to Dr Hemy, Dr. Fratesi, Dr. Booth for their care and kindness over the years. Thank you to the nurses and staff at ARCH for helping to make the last weeks of her life comfortable. Your compassion and caring will always be remembered. In keeping with her wishes a private service and internment at Greenwood Cemetery will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to ARCH would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home (492 Wellington St. E. 705-759-2522).


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Pamela Kran- Vespini

September 8, 2019

I am devastated to hear of Maxine's passing. I worked with her at Dominick's when the Cambrian mall first opened. We had many fun times together at work and on a social basis. Beyond those years.. whenever we ran into each other, it was always a pleasure. So many fond memories.
Rest in peace Maxine.
Love always
Pam xox

Sandy Ross

September 7, 2019

Dear John and Family;
We are sad to hear that Maxine has passed. Bev and I are still on our East Coast trip. We are presently at "Hopewell Rocks " just south of Moncton NB to see the highest tides in the world. We are sorry that we are not there to be with you at this sad time. Maxine was always the ultimate Lady and we enjoyed visits with her at our Pipe Band functions. You, please take care of yourself and we will see you when we get home.
All of our heartfelt thoughts and best wishes.
Sandy and Bev

Elettra Marconi Society

September 6, 2019

Debby and family,
• Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your mother. We will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time. She is now a special guardian angel watching over you. Happy memories will keep her memory alive as long as you live