McKINNON, Paul Thomas – Died peacefully in Peterborough, Ontario on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, after a battle with cancer that was fought with courage, dignity, and never without humour and wit. Born on August 1, 1950, he was surrounded at the time of his death, as he was in life, by loving family and friends. He will be profoundly missed by his beloved wife, Mary McCarthy. Loving and wise father to Barrett McKinnon (Shannon), Brianna Crossen (Randy), adoring Poppa to Cohen, Aisling, and Aveya Crossen, and Poppy to Jakob and Christian McCarthy. Cherished brother of Scott McKinnon, Susan Hoysted (John), Anne Miskelly (Steven), and Matt McKinnon (Maria). Admired uncle of Jason Miskelly, Robyn Miskelly, Amanda Lecompte (Rick), Daniel Hoysted (Angie), and Tomas Hoysted (Katarina). Dear lifelong friend of John Cameron, Steven Jackson, Bill Peacock, and Dennis Kerr. Paul was a respected professor at Sir Sandford Fleming College for over twenty five years, and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His quick wit and intelligence will be remembered by all who knew him. He was dearly loved, and will be greatly missed. A public wake will be held at The COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME, 83 Hunter St. W., Peterborough, on Friday from 7-9 pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, 859 Barnardo Ave., Peterborough, on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10:30 am. All who loved and respected Paul are invited to attend to pay their final respects. If desired, condolences to the family, directions to the service or donations to the Canadian Cancer Society may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling 705-742-1875.