McKINNON – Dennis Gordon, 80, of Liverpool, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens Manor, Liverpool on Sunday, October 21st, 2012.
Born in Mill Village, he was a son of the late Parker and Mae (Hirtle) McKinnon.
Dennis was a former employee with the Clothing Department of Bowater Mersey Paper Company for 38 years until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as sports such as bowling, golf, curling and baseball.
He is survived by his wife, the former Marilyn Allen; his daughters Denise (Douglas) Fawthrop of Halifax and Laurel (Edwin Gauthier) of Oshawa, Ont. His son Timothy (Rebecca) of Eagle Head. seven grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. His brothers Irving (Vida) of Port Medway, Donald of Halifax and Eugene of Ontario.
He was predeceased by his sisters Kathleen, Hilda, Ruth, Doris and Gloria and his brothers Frank, Max and Earl.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be held Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool. Chaplain Donald Lawton officiating. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Queens Manor, Liverpool or to the Medway Salmon Association. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Marylin, Tim, Denise and Laurel (and families): you all are in my thoughts at this sad time. Your family is another from my childhood, with memories of Dennis and dad doing the fishing and hunting thing. Someday ask mom about the salted makerel he found in our basement at home. I’ll never forget the story as dad told it! Take care.
David Wm White & Virginia Whynot
Tim & family, Very sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.
It may have taken Dennis “the long way around” to tell a story or joke but it was always interesting. I hope he is “on the river” with hopes of getting the big one that got away. R.I.P. Dennis. Sincere sympathy to Marilyn, Tim & Becky, Laurel & Edwin and Denise & Doug and families, I will be thinking of you in the days ahead as you deal with your loss.
Deb and Chuck Sponagle-Taylor
Marilyn and Family,
We were so saddened when we heard of Dennis passing .
Please accept our sincere condolances .
We so enjoyed seeing him at our last visit to the Manor and hope he felt the fun and music with us.
Big Hugs ,
Deb and Chuck
Kevin & Cathie Wentzell
Marilyn & Family,
Take comfort in knowing that others care. You are in our prayers.
Brenda and Ira Huskins
Sorry for your loss in the passing of Dennis.
To Marilyn and Family:
I am so saddened to here of Dennis passing I always liked to visit with you and him, while I was with Lucie and her crazy adventures. I loved the way Dennis used to tell his jokes and joke around all the time.
Although he might be gone to a better place he will surely be missed by many. My thoughts and wishes are with your entire family.
Marilyn and family, So sorry to hear of Dennis passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Darlene
Bill and Ruth Soper
Marilyn,we were saddened to hear of Dennis death. He was a great host during our few visits to your home. Our prayers and deepest sympathy go to you and your family. We will be thinking of you. May God be with you and your family at this sad time. Sincerely, Bill and Ruth Soper
Merrill and Janice
Cannot believe it. We were only talking about this on Friday. Our
thoughts are with you and the family.
Will see you on Thursday.
Helen and David Whynacht
Marilyn and family, so sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all………..
Cathy & Kerry Croft
Marilyn, Denise, Jesse, Lucienne & family,
Although we know in our heads that we will have to face this day, our hearts are never really ready. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Nancy Whynot (Anthony)
Marilyn, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I imagine Dennis is fishing on the river with Dad now and talking about the big one that got away and I know they will be waiting for us when we get there.
Don and Vi Mackenzie
Tim and family, please accept our condolences at this time. Sorry for your loss.
Marilyn & family,in my thoughts & prayers.Let your memories ease your sorrow. Judi
Kathy and Bernie Rumbolt
Tim,Becky and family,
Thinking of you during this sad time. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father………….
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
To All The Family,
Sincere sympathy to all of you, Dennis will be missed. Dad will have a friend to share fishing stories now, as they did in the past.
You will have fond memories always …take care.
Denny & Sherri Harrington
Richard Whynot & Patti Tritt
Please accept our condolences in the loss of your husband and father. He will surely be missed.
Allen & Debbie Conrad
To all the Family, so sorry to hear that Dennis has passed can remember the times when I came to your house in Mill Village, he always had a story to tell take comfort in your memories an the love of family an friends an know that God will give you peace.
Laurie-Anne Brown & Wendy Anthony-Whynot
I have had the absolute pleasure of getting to know Dennis at Queens Manor. I spent time with Dennis, I enjoyed his stories as a young child, especially ones that included my grandfather (his cousin), Dennis was kind, gentle and he warmed my heart upon every visit I had with him. I will miss him personally and professionally.
My mother and I would both like to extend our deepest sympathy to your family.
Kindly & Sincerely,
Wendy and Laurie
Doug and Barb Wagner
I was so sorry to hear of Dennis’ passing from Karen. Our condolences can’t ever make up for his loss, I know, but I just wanted you to know that he will always hold a warm spot in our hearts. You and Dennis have always felt like part of the family since the day we met you. Even if you know someone’s passing is coming nearer every day you are never ready when it does happen.
I had hoped to give you a hug in person next week but now I’ve had to cancel the trip out there because of a new job, so here is a virtual hug from both of us. ((Marilyn))
All our love, Barb and Doug
Carl R. Veinot
My sincere condolence to the MacKinnon family.It was a true pleasure having known Dennis.He was a great friend to work with in the mill,had a good many laughs from his jokes.R.I.P. my friend.
Geraldine, Harry Cunningham
Sorry to hear of your Uncle”s passing .
Our thought’s are with you all.
Barry & Connie Cole
Marilyn and Family
So sorry to hear of Dennis passing. Dennis and I have had few talks together. He will be greatly missed by the community and all who knew him. Keep all of your great memories in your hearts always.
Barry & Connie Cole
Karen and Warren Dobson
Marilyn and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Dennis was a wonderful person that we will never forget. We are grateful to have had his friendship and will surely miss him. Our sincere sympathy goes to all of you during this sad time. We do still have our memories of good times shared. Dennis is now at peace.
Love from Karen, Warren, Drew, David and Devin
Allan & Beth LaRocque
Marilyn and Family,
We are very sorry to hear of Dennis’ passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I’m sorry to hear of Dennis passing. I have some good memories of his yarns he shared with me 🙂 May all of the family remember the love and pride he had for all of you, always. Keeping you in thought and prayer, love to all ; from Anne MacD
Marilyn and family,
We were saddened to hear of your loss…know that you all are in our thoughts. Take care.
Carol J. and your yoga friends.
Heather and Martin Leneten
We are sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts are with you and your family.
Brenda & Danny Whynot
Marilyn and family
our deepest sympathy to you and your families
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.I so want to be at Dennis’ service on Thurs.,but I have a prior committment that I can’t get out of.Most of the Mill Village guys that
were around the same age are together again.Keep strong and rely on each other.
Marilyn and family; My sincere condolences in the passing of Dennis. My thoughts are with you. Regards, Doris
Mike and Corrie Lockwood
We were with heartfelt in sorrow for your loss, Dennis was a good friend he will be missed. Comfort to all of the family in this sad time. God bless you all.
Wendy and Fred Wamboldt
Dear Marilyn and family:
We are so sorry to hear of Dennis passing. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you all. Wendy and Fred Wamboldt.
Brooke and Jimmy Connors
So sorry to hear about the passing of Dennis. Thinking of you and yours ! xo
Bernard and Donna McKinnon
Marilyn, we are very sorry to hear of your loss in Dennis’ passing. We always talked to him at the nursing home when visiting there. We will pray for you and your family.
Jordan,Bella , Teresa and Bernie Oickle
So sorry to hear of Dennis’ passing. Our deepest sympathy to you all. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Paul and Gail Lockwood
Marilyn and Family”
So sorry to hear of Dennis’ passing. He was a good friend in years gone by, and again in more recent years. He will be missed by all who appreciated his great sense of humour, and the Medway will miss his ‘washing of fishing line’. God bless.
Paul and Gail,
Williams Lake, B.C.
Marilyn, So sorry for your loss. Audrey
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Diane and Donald White
So sorry to hear about Dennis, our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.