Donald MacKinnon: Sydney, New Waterford

Donald Robert 'Donnie' MacKinnon: Sydney, New Waterford

1963 - 2023

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Obituary of Donald Robert 'Donnie' MacKinnon: Sydney, New Waterford

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With the heaviest of hearts, we, the family of Donnie MacKinnon, wish to announce his very sudden and unexpected passing early Saturday morning, December 30, 2023 at his residence in Sydney, NS.

A father, brother, uncle and friend who will be missed by many, and especially his friends who often gathered at 'Robins', in Sydney, whom he held the highest regard. Also, his dart buddies in Sydney.

Donnie was predeceased by his parents, Donald 'The Boo' and Anna MacKinnon of New Waterford.

Left to mourn are his precious daughter, Hailey, whom he cherished; his sister, Kay Currie (Sheldon) and his brother, Johnnie (Debbie). 

Kay's daughters, with whom Donnie lived with for a number of years while the girls were very young, and as such shared a special bond. Along with both nieces, Anna Coady (Nick) of Ajax, Ontario, and Lindsay (Aaron Ross), of New Waterford, Donnie leaves behind his grandnephew, Cole Coady and his grandniece, Charlee Ross. 'Uncle Donnie' is also survived by nephews, Lyle MacKinnon (Danielle Lamey) of New Waterford and Aaron MacKinnon (Kristin) and his grandniece, Lillian MacKinnon, New Brunswick. Donnie also will be sorely missed by his best buddy, confidant, and practically lifetime friend, John Jessome.

Donnie had a lifetime love of animals, most especially his passion for standard bred horses. Horses, and 'the races', along with the many horsemen he befriended over the years, were the things he spoke ever so fondly of. As a family, and as we grieve, we're thankful we got to spend a lovely Christmas together shortly before his untimely passing. Donnie's remains have been entrusted to the care of Basil (whom Donnie held great respect for as a former employee) and the staff of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford.

Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024 from noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m. all in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel, New Waterford. Father Jim Oliver officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nova Scotia SPCA - Cape Breton Shelter. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca. 

                                             Rest in peace, dear brother. You will not be forgotten. We love you.

 

Saturday
6
January

Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, January 6, 2024
V.J McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel
380 Smith Street
New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-862-6439
Saturday
6
January

Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, January 6, 2024
V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home Chapel
380 Smith Street
New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-862-6439
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1963 - 2023

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