Rod MacKinnon

Rod MacKinnon

MACKINNON: Rod of Castlegar passed away peacefully at Talarico Place on October 12, 2011. Rod was born on August 8, 1947 in Trail, BC and was raised in Rossland.

He received his education in Rossland, BC and then went on to post-secondary school at Simon Fraser University. Rod moved to Trail to work at Cominco, and then Celgar for a short period, before moving on to Prince Rupert. After the Prince Rupert mill shut down, Rod returned to Castlegar to work at Celgar for the rest of his career. He was also President of the Union for a time. He retired in 2009.

Rod enjoyed curling, reading, golfing and was an avid NHL watcher.

Rod is survived by his brother Gale (Connie) of Castlegar, his sister Louise Scott (Ralph) of Quesnel and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his brother Doug, sister-in-law Pat and his niece Patty.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Rod’s name to the SPCA at 7700 Highway 3B, Trail, BC or to Talarico Place at 709 10th Street

Castlegar, B.C. V1N 2H7.

A special thanks to Catherine White, Al Harry, the KBRH oncology unit and the staff at Talarico Place.

By request, there will not be a service. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

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