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Harold George MCKINNON

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December 26, 1927 - May 24, 2012

"When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground" - African proverb

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend,

Harold George McKinnon passed away at St Paul's Hospital on May 24, 2012 after an unexpected illness. Missing him are his devoted and much loved wife of 57 years, Beverly; beloved children Sandra (Dr. Jim Christenson) and Scott (Dr. Cathy Chovaz); and adored grandchildren Carrie, Spencer, Emma and Aaron. Predeceased by infant son Douglas. Harold was the 2nd youngest of his family, and is survived by his sister Shirley, predeceased by his 6 elder brothers and sisters.

A long time employee of the City of Calgary, he enjoyed retirement and many happy active years in Tsawwassen, BC. He was a lifelong learner, never one to shirk a new challenge. Dad was always the one to solve our unsolvable riddles, and provide answers to life's questions, both mundane and complex. He was, and continues to be, deeply loved by us every day, and we will always carry in our hearts his deep love for us. While we are sad he is not with us, we take great comfort in the manner of his passing - peaceful, painless, dignified, and surrounded by love.

We want to thank the staff of St Paul's ER, ICU and Healthy Heart program for all their efforts and the kindness shown to our family, and to Dr. Martin Ray and the staff of View Medical for many years of care.

There will be no service at his request; a memorial will be planned at a future date. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Delta Hospital Foundation or the St Paul's Hospital Foundation.
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