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October 3, 2019

Kelly Ann MacKinnon (1970-2019) of RR 2, Tiverton, Bruce Township died peacefully and without pain, surrounded by friends and family, as she wanted it, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, after a heroic battle against cancer that spanned more than 19 years. She was 48. Forever loved and cherished wife of James MacKinnon of RR 2, Tiverton, for more than 26 years. Dear mother of Jayson (Chelsea Fuller) MacKinnon of RR 2, Tiverton (at home), and Kaitlyn MacKinnon of RR 2, Tiverton (Orillia – Georgian College). Forever cherished daughter of Barbara Jamieson (Ron Schwartz) of Walkerton; stepfather Allan Jamieson (Mary Armstrong) of Kincardine; step-daughter of Giselle Derochie of Cornwall; and daughter-in-law of Betty MacKinnon of Tiverton. Cherished and loved sister of Carrie Jamieson (Mike Brymer) of Barrie, Bailey (Mathew) Giroux of St. Andrews, Jarett Derochie (Amanda) of Cornwall and step-brother Tim (Mary) Snyder of Long Sault; as well as brother-in-law, John MacKinnon of Tiverton; and sisters-in-law, Jean (Carl) Bowen of Belleville, and Anne MacKinnon of Kincardine. Predeceased by her father, Donald Derochie of Cornwall; her father-in-law, Robert MacKinnon of Tiverton; her grandmother, Hazel Foster of Kincardine; her grandfather, William (Fuzzy) Foster of Cornwall; her grandparents, Rene and Bertha Derochie of Cornwall; her grandparents, Leo and Margaret Jamieson of Ballinafad; her niece, Kelsey Hunter of Tiverton; and aunts and uncles. Kelly will be forever remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, friends and co-workers. She was a special “daughter” to her long-time employer and friends, Janice and Robin Matchett of Kincardine. She will also be remembered by her very good life-long friends who supported her closely during her toughest times, Stacey Dahmer, Julie Collins and Renee Gingras. Kelly loved her children more than life itself. Originally from Cornwall, she was a town girl but after marriage, quickly adapted to country living and often said she would never move back to town for anything. She loved to travel in her camping trailer with her husband and children and dog, Lady, and then later her dog, Gracey. She was an accomplished bowler, loved ladies slo-pitch and her friendships with her teammates. She loved sunflowers, campfires, country music, hummingbirds, and was especially fond of all the “little ones” in the family as they were born and began to grow. Kelly was extremely proud of her job as a licensed financial assistant and tax-preparer. She took great pride in her work, serving her customers and contributing to the success of that business. She had extended family across Ontario and loved them all. As per Kelly’s wishes, she has been cremated, with interment to follow in Tiverton Cemetery. As she requested, a celebration of life will be held in the coming weeks for friends and family to come and remember her with stories and memories. It will be held at the Underwood Community Centre, Bruce Township. Memorial donations to Huron Shores Hospice or a charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at