Darrel MacKinnon

Born: Sun., Jul. 31, 1960
Died: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019

Private Interment


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 04, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 04, 2019
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

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Darrel Thomas (Bars) MacKinnon
Sydney Mines

It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved brother, uncle, and nephew, Darrel Thomas MacKinnon, age 59, on Monday, August 26, 2019.
Darrel, born July 31, 1960, was the youngest son of the late Neil Bernard and Eleanor Marie (Robertson) MacKinnon.
During his life, Darrel worked various jobs including Personal Care Worker (England), tractor trailer truck driver, labourer in the International Labourer’s Union, etc. He also owned and operated the Ultramar garage in Florence. All these jobs helped him make many friends across Canada and abroad.
Darrel’s summers were often spent relaxing at Piper’s Cove. During the winter seasons, he enjoyed plowing driveways of friends and relatives, (often for free). He also liked watching the Chicago Blackhawks and the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles hockey games.
Darrel is survived by his siblings; Georgina (Dougie) MacNeil, George’s River, Gregory (Marie France) MacKinnon, Beaumont, Alberta, Neil (Ann Marie) MacKinnon, Little Pond, and Sandra MacKinnon, Niagara Falls, Ontario. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, and close friends Laura Chisholm, Fabian Jessome, and Billy Campbell.
Besides his parents, Darrel was predeceased by his sister Ann Delores Thomas and her husband Lloyd.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A private burial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Haley St. Adult Services Centre, or a charity of one’s choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com

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Lornie and Ruth Robertson
   Posted Mon September 02, 2019
So sorry to hear of the untimely death of Darrel. Thinking of you at this sad time!

Lynn & Sandy Le Blanc
   Posted Tue September 03, 2019
The MacKInnon Family

Our Deepest condolences to you all at this very sad time. Darrel was like a brother to us and we have many years of memories good and bad( Lol). We are so saddened to see him go but it gives us peace knowing he will be with his mother (who he lost at such and early age) his father Neil and sister Ann. RIP Bars. We love you.
Lynn & Sandy

Aldona Liutkus
   Posted Tue September 03, 2019
It is with sadness that I read Darrel's obituary. I taught him and he was such a great student. Sympathy goes out to the family, especially Georgina. Love and prayers are with all of you.

Gary and Marley Butts
   Posted Tue September 03, 2019
Our heartfelt condolences to Neil and the MacKinnon family.

Basil Butts
   Posted Tue September 03, 2019
Our deepest condolences to Darrel's family at this difficult time, saddened to hear this news, RIP " BARS".

Maureen Pyke Squarey
   Posted Wed September 04, 2019
My deepest sympathies to Darrell’s family, relatives and friends.I think I was 14 when I met Darrell and he spent a lot of time with me and my family during Junior High School years. Darrell had a kind heart, great smile and a contagious laugh. This was so sad to hear.RIP Darrell.

David Stubbert
   Posted Thu September 05, 2019
MacKinnon Family;

I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to your family on the passing of Bars. As I am reminiscing on growing up on Pero Street, I have many fond memories of Bars be it playing road hockey under the one light on the street or just playing tag until we had to be in the house on the sound of the town curfew. Bars was one of a kind in a good way and even in his youth would kindly help anyone who needed it. He will solely be missed by all that knew him. Rest In Peace Bars until we meet again my friend. Dave

Neil MacNeil
   Posted Thu September 05, 2019
To Georgina and all of the family,sorry to hear about Darrell's passing,Elizabeth and I just heard about it today,please know that you are in our thought prayers at this difficult time.

Lois mc donald
   Posted Fri September 06, 2019
Fly with the angels,Bars. You earned your wings.
Mac Queen family34

Marlene Tobin
   Posted Fri September 06, 2019
Sandra, I am so sorry to hear of Bars' passing.....I remember him well growing up......he was always such a nice guy....may he rest in peace.....

Clarence & Denise Pyke
   Posted Fri September 06, 2019
I knew Darrel as a kind friendly sole... always willing to help out anyone in need... he will be missed. My deepest condolences....

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