William MacKinnon

William MacKinnon

Saturday, July 7th, 1928 - Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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MacKinnon, William (Bill) Leslie

Passed away at his home in Guelph on Friday, March 22nd, 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 & great grandfather of Alex (Janet) MacKinnon, and Rhya, Mikayla, & Ellery, David (Jenny) MacKinnon, and Lucas & Madison, Katie (Tyler) Delong, and Liam, Kyle (Steph) Rattray, and Madi, Curtis Rattray, & 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 & sisters-in-law Ansley & Marion Gregson, Doug & Peggy Gregson, Gord & Loreen Gregson, and Les Foote. Uncle Bill will also be missed by many nieces & nephews.

As a true pioneer in the Trucking Industry, Bill was best known for his lifelong involvement & 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 2, 2019 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. A memorial service for Bill will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday April 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM. 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
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Hart Chapel
    1099 Gordon St
    Guelph, Ontario N1G 4X9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 2:00pm
    Hart Chapel
    1099 Gordon St
    Guelph, Ontario N1G 4X9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Jim Gordon
  • Reception

    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 |
    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
    Hart Fellowship Lounge
    1099 Gordon St
    Guelph, Ontario N1G 4X9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Mary Jo Clark

Posted at 04:34pm
Dearest MacKinnon family; I send loving light and my deepest condolences to you all on the loss of your father. Such wonderful memories of you all as neighbours and friends, with my parents and with all the Clark family. Blessings on you all. Mary Jo Clark

Jim & Erin Fish & family

Posted at 02:27pm
On behalf of our entire family, we offer our heartfelt sympathies to the MacKinnon family with Bill’s passing. My dad, Clarence Fish, considered Bill his best friend. Dad always looked forward to working each day at MacKinnon’s, as well as the enduring friendship outside of work. This friendship extended to the entire MacKinnon family with many fond memories. Bill’s visits while my dad was in a nursing home, were a high point for my dad in his later years and greatly appreciated. Bill’s generosity, friendly manner and genuine interest in people will be missed by all.

Marie Bogue

Posted at 01:45pm
I think of my own Parent's .. Allie & Vern .. who 'chummed' with Lois and Bill .. many years ago
It was always a 'treat' to have a 'brief chat' with Bill over the years .. and Lois too

Lois .. My Prayers and Thoughts are with You, your Family, and Loved ones Marie Bogue

Dave Bard

Posted at 07:16am
I would like to offer my condolences to Family and Friends of Bill MacKinnon. My Father, Don Bard, spoke highly of Bill and was a good friend. Their friendship evolved during my Father's long career at Armco Canada. My thoughts are with the MacKinnon Family during this difficult time.
Dave Bard

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Posted at 07:24am
With deepest sympathy, from Joseph Haulage
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