Surrounded by his brothers and his two beloved children, Chuck MacKinnon passed from this life on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Bluewater Health at the age of 61.   Loved by Trina Ulmer. Loving father of Aimee MacKinnon and Kyle MacKinnon (Katie Brodhagen). Cherished grandfather of Gavin MacKinnon, Ryan MacKinnon and Connor Cini. Dear brother of Lynda, William, Doug, Robert and Tom. Loving and supportive uncle and great-uncle. Predeceased by his parents William and Ellen MacKinnon (former MPP of Lambton County) and his sister Margaret.  As a former employee of CN Rail, Chuck was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and a volunteer with  the Employee and Family Assistance Program, and the Railroad Credit Union. He loved the cottage, Shawville donuts, cards, spending time with family, going to the market, and frequenting auctions and garage sales. Chuck will be missed by all those who were touched by his mighty heart and wicked flirtatious nature.   Family and friends will be received from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at the SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia.   A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Cremation to follow.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society (cheques only at the funeral home please) .

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