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Earl Mckinney

July 31, 1934 - April 7, 2013


Earl Douglas McKinney, born July 31, 1934, peacefully passed away on April 7, 2013.  Earl fought a brave battle with cancer.  He is survived by his loving wife Helen, kids Dean (Jennifer), Kim (Patti), Tannis (Brian) and seven grandchildren – Krystal, Laurel, Holly, Zach, Jake, Sidney and Derek.  He is also survived by his only brother Lorne.  Earl loved to spend time with his family and granddogs.  He will be sadly missed by family and friends.  In lieu of flowers, please give donations to Moog and Friends Hospice House.

A celebration of Earl's life will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Linden Gardens, 351 Linden Avenue, Kaleden, BC.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Shirley Cook
Relation: neighboour for years

On behalf of my entire family, let me express our condolences on your loss.

From: Noel, Alice, Greg, Grant, Cindy, Wayne and Family
Relation: Life Long Camping Friends

Dear Helen, Dean, Kim, Tannis and Families,

It is with very heavy hearts we send our condolences to you all. Our family is so deeply saddened by the news of Earl’s passing or as we knew him “McKinney”.

His courage is unforgettable, his talent and sense of humor never forgotten. He was always ready, willing and able to lend a helping hand and we will never forget his amazing smile, friendship and unconditional love for his family and friends.

The heavens are so lucky to have him and we are so lucky to have known him and cherish so many fond memories.

Much love to you all during this difficult time and please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.


From: Ron and Daryleen Nordin
Relation: friends of the family

To Helen, Dean,Kim,Tannis, and their families please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. If only everyone had the love for life like Earl did the world would be a better place. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.

From: Rick, Wendy, Kurtis, Scot, Shawna & Luke
Relation: Friend

Dear Helly, Dean, Kim, Tanis and families. We are very saddened by Earl’s passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Big Hugs to everyone. xoxoxoxo

From: Kathy Foley
Relation: Niece

Dear Aunt Helen, Cousins Dean, Kim, Tannis and your families – We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy. We have always enjoyed the time we spent with you each summer……from the time when I was very young and you visited me at the Peace Garden Athletic Camp to when I was older and we visited at the farm and in Brandon…..lots of good memories. We wish you all comfort and peace. – Lots of Love Kathy, Kevin and Family

From: Jan Rasilainen
Relation: old family friends

Wow, i was just thinking of you guys and what you were all up to now. Starting googling and Earls obit came up. Sorry to hear that, i know he was living in pentiction and i was going to drop in this summer. Heikki passed away two years ago, i feel your pain my old friends. I would like to see you guys again, life is short. love Jan.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
Moog and Friends Hospice House
1701 Government Street
Penticton, BC
V2A 8J7

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