JOHN “JACK” THOMAS MCKINNON
February 10, 1949 – April 14, 2020
It is with sad hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dad, papa, brother, relative and friend. Jack leaves to mourn son Jon (Winnipeg) and daughter Cindie Dunn (Bruce, Brandon); grandkids: Piper & Campbell (Winnipeg), Porter, Blake and Lawson (Brandon); brother Pat (Kamloops BC) and sister Jean Ungarian (Dave, Brandon); niece and nephews: Jodi Dick (Trevor and daughter Jordan, Winnipeg) and nephews Clayton (BC), Eddie, and Jason (Morden); his closest cousin Bob (Betty, Winnipeg); the many relatives near and far and Jon’s and Cindie’s mom Shelley. Also left to mourn are wife Jan Bais and her family: mom Pat (Winnipeg); brothers Jim (Maryanne, Winnipeg), Tim (Julie, San Diego), sister Trudy (Winnipeg); nieces and nephews: Leslie (and her kids Avery, Madden and Naya, West St. Paul MB), John (Sarah, Victoria BC), Crystal (Winnipeg) and Michael (Winnipeg); and a lifetime of friends. He was predeceased by his dad and mom Campbell and Edith of Russell, Manitoba and sister-in-law Joan of Kamloops BC.
Jack was born and raised on a farm in Millwood Manitoba and then moved to Russell where he attended Major Pratt Collegiate. He worked at the Royal Bank in Minnedosa before moving to Winnipeg in 1970. There he worked at General Motors Parts Distribution Winnipeg for 33 years before retiring; then at Home Depot Polo Park as an Associate and as a Santa’s Helper at Polo Park Santa Castle. You could always recognize Jack at Home Depot as he was famous for his Hawaiian shirts. He attended evening courses in Management at Red River College and enjoyed Bob Ross style oil painting. His love of travelling/cruising and country dancing is where he met many wonderful friends.
A private burial will take place in Russell, Manitoba. A Celebration of Life is planned at a later date. Donations to Cancer Care Manitoba can be made to honour Jack.
You will forever live on in the hearts of family, friends and the many people whose lives you have touched.