William Leslie (Bill) MACKINNON
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MACKINNON, William (Bill) Leslie Passed away at his home in Guelph on Friday, March 22, 2019 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of 65 years to Lois MacKinnon (nee Gregson). Loving father of Evan MacKinnon, and Julie (Steve) Rattray. Cherished grandfather and great-grandfather of Alex (Janet) MacKinnon, and Rhya, Mikayla, and Ellery, David (Jenny) MacKinnon, and Lucas and Madison, Katie (Tyler) Delong, and Liam, Kyle (Steph) Rattray, and Madi, Curtis Rattray, and Lauren Rattray. Predeceased by his parents Alexander (Leslie) MacKinnon (founder of MacKinnon Transport), and Stella May (Limebeer). Loving brother to Merle Giffen, predeceased by brother-in-law Warren Giffen 2017. Also loving brother-in-law to Lorna (Gregson) Foote. Predeceased by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ansley and Marion Gregson, Doug and Peggy Gregson, Gord and Loreen Gregson, and Les Foote. Uncle Bill will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. As a true pioneer in the Trucking Industry, Bill was best known for his lifelong involvement and ownership of MacKinnon Transport, Guelph, Ontario, as well as his dedication to the growth and viability of the Canadian Trucking Industry. Bill was also a lifelong advocate, supporter, and past chairman of both the OTA (Ontario Trucking Association) as well as the CTA (Canadian Trucking Alliance). Friends will be received at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home Hart Chapel , 1099 Gordon St, Guelph, on Tuesday, April 2nd from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. A memorial service for Bill will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, April 3rd at 2:00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Crohn's & Colitis Association. Donation cards are available at the funeral home. (519-821-5077), or online donation & condolences may be left at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com

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Published in Guelph Mercury Tribune from Mar. 22 to Mar. 29, 3019.
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