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MACKINNON, Howard Irvin - Age 74 of Port Hawkesbury, Inverness County, passed away suddenly but peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at St. Martha’s Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, February 20, 2022. Howard was born in Pleasant Hill on July 6, 1947 as the start of a large family. He met his one true love Marie, and they married in 1969. They had four children, whom he loved unconditionally and brought him great pride. He was a shining example of a family man, and everything he did was for his family. Howard started working at the local paper mill in 1971 and retired from the Steam Plant as a First-Class Stationary Engineer after 33 years. Besides being an Engineer, Howard was a true jack of all trades – whether it be electrical, plumbing, carpentry, mechanic, chauffeur or gardening, there was nothing Howard would not do. Many family members and friends benefitted from Howard’s tireless work ethic and handiwork over the years; he was truly a generous soul. Retirement provided an opportunity to be involved with and enjoy his grandchildren. From the ordinary everyday happenings to the exciting milestones Grandpa was there. Always dependable. Always supportive. He greatly influenced both his children & grandchildren with his strong work ethic and generous spirit. We are all blessed to have had him in our corner going through life. Howard is survived by his soul mate and wife of fifty-three years, Marie (Forrestall); son, Howard (Charlene), Okotoks, Alberta; daughters, Shelley (Jason), Port Hawkesbury; Nancy (Roy), Port Hawkesbury and Trudy, Lower Sackville; cherished grandchildren, Kalena, Neil, Leo, Myra, Avery and Jenae; brother, Allan, Port Hastings; sisters, Sharon (David Pringle), Newtown; Heather (late Regeant Deschenes), Pleasant Hill; Hazel (Gordon MacLean), Macdale; Anna Port Hastings; sister in-laws, Betty (Eugene MacNeil), Sandra Murray, Frankville and Jane Murray, New Glasgow. Howard was predeceased by his mother and father, Isabell (MacLean) & Stanley MacKinnon; mother & father in-law, Gertie (Cochrane) & Leo Forrestall; sisters, Ann (late Bob Downard) and June MacKinnon. Private family visitation will be held on Thursday, February 24 in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. A private funeral service will take place Friday, from St Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury with Father Conrad Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Upon arrival for the visitation, and the funeral service you will be required to provide double vacation proof, photo ID, your name and phone number. Face masks will be required while attending the visitation and funeral service. Social distancing measures will also be in place. Memorial donations in Howard’s memory may be made to St. Martha’s Palliative Care Unit, Port Hawkesbury Food Bank, St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fund, or a charity of your choice. Words of Comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com Visitation Information Visitation Thursday, February 24, 2022 Visitation Time Private Family Visitation Visitation Location Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury Service Information Service Date Friday, February 25, 2022 Service Location St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury Burial Information Burial Date Friday, February 25, 2022 Burial Time Following funeral mass Burial Location St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury
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