Obituary of Joseph John Robert McKinnon
It is with great sadness that the family of Bob McKinnon announces his passing on November 19th, 2017 in Cold Lake, Alberta at the age of 66.
Bob will be forever missed by his wife Vi McKinnon whom he wed on September 2nd, 1972 in Rogersville, New Brunswick.
His children Kim (Wallace) Kachmarski, Tammy Read (Chad Kreiser) and Stacy (Lonnie) Voss; His grandchildren Taylor Kachmarski, Aaron Kachmarski, Liam Kachmarski, Tyson Read, Beau Read, Alexa Voss and Kiptyn Voss;
His sibblings Debbie (Leo) Tobin, Stephen (Hazel) McKinnon and Donna (Bernie) Smith; as well as many nieces and nephews will all dearly miss him.
Bob was predeceased by his parents Bruce McKinnon, Ursula Savage and step-mothers Eileen McKinnon and Theresa McKinnon.
Bob served his country as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and retired as a Warrant Officer after 23 years of service. He served as President for the Royal Canadian Legion in Germany as well as Branch 211, the Persian Gulf Veterans of Canada Board and the Air Force Association of Canada 484 Wing. He received the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation and was a Gulf War Veteran. After retiring from the armed forces, he was the owner of MF Specialty and Sports as well as an avid community volunteer for many years.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to the Valour Place.
A service of Remembrance took place at the Holy Name Chapel RC on Queensway at 4 Wing Cold Lake, AB on November 24th, 2017 at 11:00am.
A Reception followed at the Cold Lake Legion Branch 211 at 12:30pm.
service location - holy name chapel 4 wing
Reception location - legion branch 211
Bob was laid to rest at the Assumption Cemetery in a private family ceremony. If you wish to pay your respects he is at plot #03.
Our deepest sympathies to the family. So sorry we won’t be able to join you to celebrate his life. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. - Guy and Linda Zammit
So sorry for your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. - Bruce & Joanne Hudson
Vi, Kim and Families,
We are so very sorry for your loss. We hope that your many memories can sustain you during this very difficult time and that you can find peace in the future days.
Tracey & Jeff Knowlton
At this time Kim, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Heaven has gained another angel. - Mike and Cheryl Ryan
Bob will be well missed by all. - Harold Davis
Old Soldiers Never Die
We Just Fade Away
Fade Away Bob McKinnon .... You Have been Relieved
Brothers in Arms
- Dr. Rudy Sookbirsingh
We send our deepest sympathies to the family of Bob McKinnon. A very lovely person, who will be dearly missed. - Paul and Nancy Aube
Had a long history with Bob . . . starting in 4 Wing Baden with the NATO Sgt Major's Club and then his starting Legion #1 in Soelingen, Germany. Next in Cold Lake with 784 Wing of the RCAF Association. He will be remembered. - Al Low