It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our brother, cousin and friend, Martin ‘Marty’ MacKinnon on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at home in Sydney.
Born in Sydney on October 10, 1950, Marty was the son of the late Stella (Wrobleski) MacKinnon.
Marty worked at the NSLC in Whitney Pier for many years and then with great devotion and love he was his mother’s primary caregiver until she passed in 2004.
Marty is survived by his brother, Wendell; nephew, Timmy as well as many cousins and friends.
Marty could be found most afternoons at Tim Hortons in the Pier with his friends. He will be remembered for his kindness, big heart, no complaints and we will treasure those memories.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Marty MacKinnon will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Sydney on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
A gathering of family and friends will take place from noon-2 p.m. with service to follow at 2 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the funeral home reception area following the memorial service. Private family interment will take place at a later date.
Donations in memory of Marty may be made to Cape Breton SPCA or Whitney Pier Boys and Girls Club.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
I am sorry to learn of Marty’s passing May he rest in peace.
From: Jay Duguid
Wendell & Marty’s Family,
I want to extend my condolences on Marty’s passing. Sorry for your loss.
From: Chuck Drohan
To the family and friends of Marty MacKinnon,
Condolences to you during this time of loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Mary (Wroblewski) Pierrynowski