William (Bill) McKinnon: 1920-2013Tuesday, November 05, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
SooToday.com has received the following announcement from the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre regarding William (Bill) McKinnon, a World War II veteran who spent 33 years as a chartered accountant with the firm now known as KPMG and devoted considerable time and effort in community service through volunteer efforts.
Peacefully surrounded by family, at the Sault Area Hospital on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the age of 93.
Beloved husband of the late Helen, and best friend and loving partner of Marion Fleron.
Dear father of John (Virginia), Mary Smith (Garr), Margaret Roess (Dieter) and Bob (Vicki).
Proud grandfather of Katie (Brent), Jamie, Alison (fiancé Wes), Megan, Stephen (Lorraine), Marnie (fiancé Andy), Leslie, Kelly and great grandfather of Liam.
Brother of the late Jean McIntyre (late Ken) and the late Janet Shanks (late Al).
Bill will be fondly missed by his many nieces and nephews and all of Marion’s family.
Bill was born in Thessalon, raised in Dayton and attended high school in Kingston.
Following his service in World War II, Bill settled in Sault Ste. Marie where he began a career that spanned 33 years at an accounting firm now known as KPMG Chartered Accountants.
Over the years Bill was actively involved with numerous charitable groups including the Lions Club, Red Cross and Central United Church.
In his retirement years, Bill enjoyed curling, golfing, traveling and summers at his camp.
Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Funeral service onThursday, November 7, 2013 at Central United Church at 1 p.m.
Rev. Laurie Milito officiating.
Cremation will follow.
Memorial contributions to the Alzeimer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Central United Church would be appreciated by the family.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.arthurfuneralhome.com