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James Mckinnon

May 20, 1951 - May 31, 2014


On Saturday May 31, 2014, Mr. James Paul “Rooster” McKinnon of Oliver passed away peacefully at the South Okanagan General Hospital after a battle with cancer at the age of 63 years.

He was predeceased by his parents and numerous brothers and sisters.

James will be fondly remembered by his loving wife Diana; step-son Tyler (Jennifer); grandchildren Damon, Kayden and Presley as well as numerous brothers, sisters and close friends.

Over the years James worked for the County of Strathcona as a heavy equipment operator and as a fire fighter for the City of Edmonton. He retired as a Captain.

Donations are gratefully accepted for the Edmonton Fire Fighters Burn Treatment Society,

7024 – 101 Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB, (780)429-0871 or



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From: Thea Anderson
Relation: employee

My best wishes to Diana, I know Jim will be greatly missed. I was sad to hear of his passing out here in Calgary. Jim and Diana were one of my best employers and I wish all the best during this time.

From “keeper”

From: George & Brenda Wright
Relation: Friends of Jim & Di - worked w Jim

Di we are very sorry to hear about Jim. We fondly remember you both and our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
Brenda and George

From: Kevin and Denise Kinney
Relation: Worked with home

We are so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I enjoyed my years working with Jim at Station 22. His zest for life was contagious and he will be greatly missed. Love and prayers, Kevin and Denise Kinney

From: James w.Shinn
Relation: Worked together with ERD

A friend gone but the memories will live on.
Jim and I met shortly after I entered the did not take
long for us to become great friends.
We had a lot of great times on and off the job.
We both relocated to B.C. after retirement and still stayed in touch.
He will be truly missed.
Retired Capt. James W.Shinn

From: Stan and Char Symes
Relation: Worked together in the EFD

I knew Jim for many years in the fire dept. Will always remember his smile and his laugh. Char and I are very sorry for your loss.

From: Gary and Dianne Malanchen
Relation: Friends and worked EFD

Diana, Sorry to hear the news. Our condolence and prayers to you. We shared many great times camping and RV’ing. I can also remember many great moments around the Fire Station with Jim. We will miss him. Gary & Dianne

From: Ed Rostalski
Relation: Fellow Firefighter

On behalf of the Edmonton FireFighters Memorial Society, Please accept our deepest condolences on Jim’s passing.
He will be truly missed!
Jim was well respected on the Fire Department for his leadership and how he cared for the people that he worked with.
I had work with Jim on few occasions and he had a great outlook on life and was fun to be with.
Please mark Tuesday. 2014 Sept 11th on your calendar, as that will be the day of our Annual Remembrance Ceremony.
It will be the day that we remember all those members that we have lost in the past year.
It is also a very special ceremony as we have those member’s family involved in the event itself.
It gives us all a chance to say goodbye and it helps with the closure as well.
If I could have a family member contact me at 780-451-8343 or at then I can get back to them at the end of July to send out invitations.
In closing, please accept our deepest condolences on your loss and know that Jim will be missed by many.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

the Edmonton Fire Fighters Burn Treatment Society,

7024 – 101 Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB, (780)429-0871 or


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