Obituary – Kelly Ann MacKinnon

Celebration of Kelly’s life from 1-5 p.m. in Underwood on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019.

Kelly Ann MacKinnon, of R.R. #2, Tiverton, Bruce Township, (originally from Cornwall) passed away at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre – Owen Sound, on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in her 49th year. She passed peacefully and without pain surrounded by friends and family at her side, as she wanted it, after a heroic battle against cancer that spanned over 19 years.
Forever loved and cherished wife for over 26 years of James MacKinnon, of R.R. #2, Tiverton.
Dear mother of Jayson (Chelsea Fuller) MacKinnon, of R.R. #2, Tiverton (at home) and Kaitlyn MacKinnon, of R.R. #2, Tiverton (Orillia – Georgian College).
Forever cherished daughter of Barbara Jamieson (Ron Schwartz) of Walkerton; step-father Allan Jamieson (Mary Armstrong) of Kincardine and step-mother Giselle Derochie of Cornwall; and daughter-in-law of Betty MacKinnon of Tiverton.
Cherished and loved sister of Carrie Jamieson (Mike Brymer) of Barrie; Bailey (Mathew) Giroux of St. Andrews, Jarett Derochie (Amanda) of Cornwall, step-brother Tim (Mary) Snyder of Long Sault, brother-in-law John MacKinnon of Tiverton, and sisters-in-law Jean (Carl) Bowen of Belleville and Anne MacKinnon of Kincardine.
Predeceased by her father Donald Derochie of Cornwall, father-in-law Robert MacKinnon of Tiverton, grandmother Hazel Foster of Kincardine, grandfather William (Fuzzy) Foster of Cornwall, grandparents Rene and Bertha Derochie of Cornwall and Leo and Margaret Jamieson of Ballinafad, niece Kelsey Hunter of Tiverton and aunts and uncles.
Kelly will be forever remembered by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, friends and coworkers. She was a special “daughter” to her long-time employer and friends Janice and Robin Matchett of Kincardine. She will also be remembered by her very good life-long friends who supported her closely during
her toughest times: Stacey Dahmer, Julie Collins and Renee Gingras.
Kelly loved her children more than life itself. She was a town girl but, after marriage, quickly adapted to country living and often said she would never move back to town for anything. She loved to travel in her camping trailer with her husband, children and dogs Lady and later Gracey. She was an accomplished bowler, loved ladies slow-pitch and her friendships with her teammates. She loved sunflowers, campfires, country music, hummingbirds and was especially fond of all the “little ones” in the family as they were born and began to grow. Kelly was extremely proud of her job as a Licensed Financial Assistant and Tax Preparer. She took great pride in her work, serving her customers and contributing to the success of that business. Kelly had extended family across Ontario and loved them all.
As per Kelly’s wishes, she has been cremated with interment to follow in Tiverton Cemetery.
A celebration of Kelly’s life will be held at the Underwood Community Centre (1240 Concession 6, Underwood) on from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Family and friends are invited to come and remember her with stories and memories of her life. Donations in her memory to the Huron Shores Hospice in Tiverton or to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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Obituary – Kelly Ann MacKinnon was last modified: October 16th, 2019 by Dianna Martell

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