Ian McKinnon, 62 Ian Keith McKinnon, 62, died October 17 at his residence in Brockville, with his family by his side. He had been ill with cancer for the past 10 months. Born April 22, 1942 in Dagenham, Essex, England, he was the only son of Donald R. McKinnon and the former Florence King. He and his family moved to Canada in 1952, settling first in Kingston and later moving to Athens, where Ian attended both public and high schools. He was a member of the air cadets, earning his gold wings badge. He also belonged to the army reserves. On June 16, 1962, he married the former Marian Patty Mavety in Athens United Church. After his marriage, he attended Algonquin College and earned certification in welding and metal fabrication. He held tickets in MIG, TIG and high pressure welding and went on to design and create wrought-iron furniture and estate gates. Mr. McKinnon was employed at Brockville General Hospital as an orderly and at the Brockville Psychiatric Hospital as a nursing attendant until 1971, when the family moved to Toronto. There he obtained his transport driver's licence and went to work for McCain's Foods, of Florenceville, N.B., as a long haul driver. Then he worked for the air division of Purolator Courier in Toronto and later owned and operated his own courier service in Toronto. In 1979 he and his family moved back to the Brockville area where he again worked as a courier driver for Dial-A-Delivery, Dicom Courier and Auto-parts Extra. He also worked for Golden Rule Plumbing and Heating as an oil burner mechanic. Most recently he was employed by Leeds Transit of Elgin, where he worked until July 23, when he was off work for more cancer surgery. Mr. McKinnon was a founding member of the Miles for Millions campaign in Toronto, donating his time and company vehicles to this cause. He also received a Solicitor-General's Award in 1985 for crime prevention. His main interests were his family and people who were less fortunate. He would often bring four or five people for a meal at Christmas, believing no one should be alone at Christmas time. He enjoyed photography, fishing and reading and discussing the history of world affairs. He is survived by his mother, Florence McKinnon, who now lives at Maple View Lodge, Athens; his wife Marian McKinnon of Brockville; three daughters, Patty Linn Stafford and husband Michael and Jody Lee McKinnon and husband Raymond Denesha, all of Brockville, and Tracey Dawn McKinnon and husband Ronald Meinster of Pickering; six grandchildren, Lucas McKinnon and wife Amy of Philipsville, Richard McKinnon and wife Amy of Halifax, N.S., Robert Blanchard of Brockville, Joshua McKinnon of Brockville, Heidi McKinnon of Pickering and Charlotte Casselman of Peterborough; and two great-grandchildren, Austin McKinnon of Halifax and Janessa Haskin of Philipsville, as well as best friend James Beatty. Also surviving are two sisters, Denise Smith and husband James of Athens and Lesley Laming of Athens, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Donald McKinnon, in 1986. Friends called at the Judson Funeral Home, Athens, where on October 20 the funeral was held, with Rev. Dolly Dikens officiating. Burial followed at the Plum Hollow Cemetery. The pallbearers were Mike Stafford, Ron Meinster, Ray Denesha, Lucas McKinnon, James Beatty and Roger Pankhurst. The honorary pallbearers were Josh McKinnon and Robert Blanchard. Memorial donations were directed to the Humane Society and Canadian Cancer Society. Published in Section b, page 6 in the Tuesday, November 9, 2004 edition of the Brockville Recorder & Times. Posted 4:37:31 PM Tuesday, November 9, 2004.