GUY DARWIN MCKINNON

GUY DARWIN MCKINNON

McKINNON

Guy Darwin

1935 ~ 2013

Guy was born in Oak Bay, Quebec, October 8, 1935 and passed away June 24, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Glenna; sister, Fay (John) in Quebec; son, Dana in Edmonton, daughter, Sunseerie in the U.S., Keli (Ray) of Campbell River; six grandchildren: Dax, Savannah, Cody, Courtney, Grace and Lindsey, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Guy served in the R.C.A.F. For 10 years, worked in management A.M.A. Edmonton, and opened McKinnon Driving School & Safety Services in 1974. In 1980 he moved the family to Nanaimo, BC and worked in sales. In 1991 we moved to Gabriola and planned to travel in the winter and live in our 5th wheel all year round. He found out a few years later he would have to go on dialysis, which he started in 2000. Meantime, he built our home and enjoyed the beaches, campfires, carving, view of the ocean and incredible sunsets. Guy also enjoyed hunting and fishing. In 2002 we relocated back to Nanaimo so it would make having his treatments more convenient; he lived on dialysis 13 years. When his health started to fail, he made the courageous decision to quit the treatments; he survived 6 days. When we saw him sleeping so peacefully and free of pain, we could not wish him back to suffer any more.

A special thanks to all the wonderful nurses and staff at the Estevan Dialysis Clinic, to Dr. Booth who was so kind and caring, Dr. Weir of Victoria, family and friends, and Aimee.

At Guy’s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation or Muscular Dystrophy Canada would be appreciated.


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