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Mary McKinnon

1943-2024

Mary McKinnon

Mary (Campbell) McKinnon of Moncton, passed away with her devoted husband Jack by her side at Kenneth E Spencer Memorial Seniors home on Thursday May 16th, 2024 at the age of 81.  Mary was born March 21st, 1943 in Fredericton, NB the daughter of the late Douglas and Emily (Clark) Campbell.

Mary will be sadly missed by her husband Jack and her children: Rodney (Rhonda), McKinnon, Dieppe, Kathy (Doug) Horsman, McQuade, Wendy (Bennett) Geddes, Dundas and her grandchildren: Erica (Jason), Jack (Krysta), Courtney (JC), Jennifer (Steve), Abigail (Andrew), Keira (Remi) and great grandchildren: Cash, Chase, Breyer, Lily, Ariel & Liam.

Survived by her brothers Keith (Crystal) and Percy (Betty), her sister Shirley-Marie (pdc; Lou), her sister-in-laws Pat, Leona, Cheryl, Judith (Roger), Barbara and Berle, brother-in-law Garth (Suzanne) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother Gordon, her sister Linda, brother-in-laws Rozzie, Arthur, Rodney, Rudy and sister-in-law Christine.

Mary married her husband Jack on September 2nd, 1961.  They had their three children, and she became a typical "housewife" and Mom from her generation. Mom liked to cook and was always trying to find new recipes to try.  She always had a full meal on the table at supper time every night including dessert and was famous  for her roast dinners.  She liked to entertain and always had a nice selection of food out for company to come and socialize.  Mom always dressed nice and presented herself well anywhere she went.  

Mary took pride in her home; she decorated it well.  She loved to sew and make her own things for décor like curtains and table dressings for every house they owned from the many times we moved.  Mom made lots of crafts for her home by sewing, knitting, painting and even reupholstered several pieces of furniture over the years. She tried many crafts and hobbies and loved puzzles and card games.

We always had a dog in the house right up until Mom went into the nursing home.  We took many summer vacations as a family driving to different provinces to visit family and go to attractions.  She participated in things for her kids’ schools and made several Halloween costumes over the years.  She was always running to the rink in the winters as Dad was a hockey coach, Rod played hockey, Kathy tried Ringette and Wendy tried figure skating.  We used to say we were "rink rats" always running around at the rink.

Mom was not just a homebody.  She liked the outdoors and in her younger years.  She played in a women’s softball league and was a great home run hitter.  She then got into bowling and played in a bowling league for a few years too.

Mom and Dad went to their cottage every weekend year-round.  Her summer was filled with bonfires, BBQ’s, bird watching, outdoor sports and games in the field.  They had ATV’s for the summer to explore the acres of property and ski-doos in the winter.  It was a regular place for family gatherings of all kinds over the years.

She loved her family and treasured all her grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly.  She enjoyed family gatherings more than anything else and taught all the kids many fun and quirky things through the years.  Mom travelled to many places and took many trips that she always enjoyed.  She lived a well-rounded life and enjoyed every minute of it. 

The family wishes to express our sincere appreciation to the staff at Spencer’s for the wonderful care and compassion shown to our Mom during her time as a resident especially in her last days.

Many fond memories will be shared as we celebrate her life.  Her smile, laugh, silliness and willingness to have fun will never be forgotten.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Salisbury Funeral Home, 506-372-4800. All arrangements at this time are being held privately. If desired, donations made to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences and donations may be made at www.keirsteads.ca


Burial Location
Birch Hill Cemetery