With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather and
great-grandfather Daniel Hugh “Dan” McKinnon, age 81, on January 14, 2016 at the
Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Born in New Waterford he was the son of the late Dan Hughie and Margaret
Dan started serving in the Canadian Armed Forces as a young man which afforded
him the opportunity to travel the globe. Upon his retirement Dan brought his family
back home to Cape Breton where he took a position as a cook at the C. B. Correctional
Center. Before Dan finally retired from there he served several years as a Deputy
Sheriff based out of Sydney, a position which gave him a great sense of pride.
Dan enjoyed being a member of the Cursillo Movement where he took great joy
when cooking for the many wonderful people he met there. His favorite weekend
pastime was the flea market in Sydney where he was very well known as “The Watch
Dan is survived by his daughters Deborah, Sherry (Ronnie Deleskie), grandchildren
Samantha, Thomas, Brittany, Ronald and Brandon; great-grandchild Anna Catherine
Danielle, honorary great-children Jayden, Cadi-Lyn, Thomas, all of New Waterford
and sister Mary Margaret (Jones), Sydney.
Dan was predeceased by his wife Catherine (Cuddy) McLellan, son Ian “Gary”, infant daughter Darlene, brothers Alexander, Angus, John, Arthwell, John Willy, Roye, Albert, Boyne; sisters
Effie MacLellan, Sadie Roach, Cora Thompson, Jessie McKay, Mary Fortune.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, Jan. 19th, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM and a funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 20th at 11 AM in Calvin United Church, Hudson St. with Rev. Duncan Roach
officiating. Burial in Union Grove Cemetery. A reception will follow in the Rev. Duncan
Roach Fellowship Room. In lieu of flowers we request consideration of a donation to the
Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. To send condolences to the family go to: wwwmclellanfuneralhome.com
We extend our sincer thanks to the doctors and staff of 4D and Pallitive Care of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. A special thanks to Dr. James MacKillop for his many years of excellent
care of our father.