Winston McKinnon

Obituary of Winston McKinnon

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Garry after a short battle with brain cancer on Monday, September 4, 2023 at the Sault Area Hospital. He leaves behind his beloved and devoted wife of 55 years, Janet “Lynn” McKinnon and his son and best friend Mike (Sharon) and the late Baby McKinnon. Papa will be dearly missed by his grandson Dylan and his step-grandsons Christian (Chantalle) and Jamie (Leigh). He was the youngest of his brothers and will be fondly remembered and forever missed by his brother, Ellwood (Pat). Predeceased by his parents Milton and Nora and his siblings Jack (Mary) and Jim. Son-in-law of the late Lloyd and the late Doris Bock. Treasured brother-in-law of Earl Bock (Lorraine), Pat Brodie (Terry), Sharon Bock, Tim Bock (Cathy), Debbie McQuaid (Jim Dyson) and Tina Gale (Stan). Predeceased by his brother-in-law Jamie McQuaid. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends including his special nephew, Bob McKinnon. Cherished friend of Jane and Andy Smith. Garry spent 37 plus years working in Slab Casting at Algoma Steel. After retirement he was thankful for Don Gilbertson, who welcomed Garry onto his crew.


At the family’s request, a private service was held. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Apostle, Nurse Amy (Dragon Lady), our PSW Sarah and Frank Longo for their care and compassion. Ilena Robertson, our family is forever grateful for your kindness, support and compassion as you guided us through Garry’s journey. We will remember this as we find every dime. You are a true saint! You are now and forever part of our family. "Tomorrow isn't promised to anyone."

Arrangements entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758).