It is with heartfelt sorrow we, the family, regret to announce the sudden passing of Josh MacKinnon on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at the age of 26.
Josh was born November 9,1994 and lived most of his life in Christmas Island with his parents, Anita and Bernie MacMillan.
Besides his parents, Josh is survived by his brothers, Zac MacKinnon (Cassidy), Linden MacMillan, Zack Sheppard (Nicole), Kyle MacMillan (Allison), Ryan Smith and Leland Smith; sisters, Michaela MacMillan and Hope Ward; as well as his beloved cat, Daisy!
Josh was employed at Iona Heights Inn – Frolic and Folk Pub in various capacities. He was known as a hard worker who rarely turned down the opportunity to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Josh was a wise, giving and loving person, and a wonderful brother and son, as he’s an everlasting gentleman and mentor. Josh could genuinely make anyone smile and brighten their day. He was a fan of all sports, but he was the biggest fan of the Montreal Canadians. Josh was crowned “The Tarbish King” here in Christmas Island! Regardless of DNA, Josh shared his whole heart with both birth and foster siblings. There’s only one thing more precious than time and that is who we spend it with. Josh’s priority was always his family. Those who worked with him were also considered part of his extended family due to the special bonds that tied them together at the Iona Heights Inn. Forever will Josh live within our hearts.
Josh has chosen to be an organ and tissue donor in order to continue helping people in the event of his passing. Donations in memory of Josh may be made to his favorite charity (SPCA) or perhaps do a kind deed for another!
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Josh will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021, from 12-3 p.m. at the Frolic and Folk, 4115 Hwy 223, Iona.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
As kids we lived together, we fought, we laughed and we cried.
We did not always show the love, that we both had inside.
We shared our dreams and plans, and some secrets too.
All the memories shared, is what bonds me now to you.
We grew to find we have a love that is very strong today.
It’s all the love shared by our family, that will never fade away.
You are my brother not by choice, but by the nature of our births.
I could not have chosen a better one.
You were the best one on earth.
Our family has been blessed with the gift of knowing Josh and for sharing many precious memories with him. I always loved how he was so humble, kind and compassionate. Josh was a major contributor to his Judo club as he was very helpful when teaching the children, being a role model and for making everyone around him feel better. Josh and his beautiful family are people who we all should aspire to be influenced by. Please know that his family members can contact us anytime or come to spend time with us as we care for you all very much. So sorry for your loss and know that my family is always there for you. Love Mike.
From: Mike and Brenda Macinnis and family
I knew Josh as a young boy . He was the sweetest little soul I had the pleasure to know . May Josh for Rest In Eternal Peace .
From: Heather Hickey
Anita and family, so sorry to hear of Josh’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From: Jackie Matthews
Our deepest condolences to all the family for such a great loss. May the lord continue to give you strength and resignation. Prayers for the family.
From: John Shaw and family
With our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your Son Anita. Prayers and Hugs
From: Judith MacIntyre
John and I send our Condolences. Josh was a Special person and will be Dearly missed. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this difficult time John and Judy
Anita I was very saddened to read about the loss of your precious son….please know that I’m keeping you and your family in my heart. God Bless
Hugs from Carol Ann and Arnold
So sorry to hear. My condolences to the family.
There are no words to bring comfort to you at this time. Zac, know your NSLC family will
Always be here to help lift you up. My sincere condolences to you and your entire family.
So sorry to hear. My condolences to the family.
A beautiful tribute to Josh. He will be missed by so many. Thinking of you all. Kevin and I send our deepest sympathy. RIP Josh…💕
Josh you will forever live within me as a bond like ours will never break, no matter the distance. You’ve given me endless memories to cherish and lessons to learn from. Family is priority and love is everlasting. Remember to laugh until your stomach hurts (as we always did!!) and treat others how you want to be treated. Brother, best friend, you are simply the best. I know you’ll be my guardian angel as you’ve always been my supporter on earth. I love you always and forever Josh. Until we meet again Big J. Go Habs Go!! ❤️
Anita, Bernie and all your beautiful children.
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Son and Brother Josh.
With our deepest sympathy.
Steve and Marie Lewis
my sympathy anita x bernie i know howyou must be feeling RIP JOSH
Anita and Bernie, family and friends: Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the untimely death of Josh.
Josh will forever be remembered for his smile and kindness. DA and Josh became great buds through work and the Habs and he leaves an empty place in his heart. Fly high, Josh. Love DA, Donna and family.
Josh will forever hold a special place in my heart, we went from being co workers to the best of friends, no matter the time we could always depend on each other to be there for support, a laugh or just cheer each other on. I’ll cherish all our memories and funny moments together, josh was the kindest person I had the pleasure of knowing and he will be missed by everyone that knew him. Josh changed so many lives for the better … My deepest condolences to your family durning these difficult times.
Our deepest sympathies to all of Josh’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Anita, Bernie and family. My heart is with you all. It was an honour to know Josh. He was a sweet, gentle soul. It was always a pleasure to have him in class, he was always sure to have a smile on his face. He will be missed by so many who had the chance to know him. Love to you all. Xo
My deepest sympathy to all on Josh’s passing . May all of the precious memories give you a measure of comfort at this time
R.I.P. Josh. I want to pass on our sympathy to all family members. Never saw Josh without a smile on his face and stuck in between Zak and Linden in Linden’s truck. Again our sympathy to Anita and Bernie and all the family
Hoss and Cynthia
Josh you will surely be missed. Condolences to the entire family.
What a beautiful difference a single life can make. Seeing all of the photos and tributes to Josh on Facebook the past couple of days, it is clear he was much loved. he loved his family, and enjoyed his life. Josh made a positive impact on all that knew him. He will be missed. We are so sorry for your loss.
My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to all Josh’s family and friends. May he rest in eternal peace. He has left an everlasting imprint on the hearts of those he loved.
So sorry for your loss Bernie and Anita!
I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. But I wanted to thank you for loving him and showing him the love that he deserved.
Sending Love and hugs from his Cousin Brenda
Josh was such a kind, funny and thoughtful soul that will never be forgotten. He will be surely missed and forever in our hearts. Thinking of you all and sending my love. ❤️
I had the occasion to pick Josh up and give him a couple rides. Years later I was at a restaurant and Josh saw me and came to my table and shared a few kind works with me. I was blown away, His tribute tells who he was. R I P Josh. Jean and Duncan Mac Neil
Tina, Dawson, and Taylor and I share our condolences. Our hearts truly go out for your loss.
Sending our sincere sympathies to his family and friends! Rest In Peace! Sending you all strength in these hard times. Xo
Thoughts & Prayers going out to Anita, Bernie& Family on the loss of their son Josh. May God hold you in his precious & loving arms❤️RIP it’s not goodbye, It’s see you later. God Bless.
My thoughts and prayers are with Josh,s family at this sad time . Josh was a great guy , he was one of the best people that i have met in my life , my heat is broken . Rest in eternal peace my friend , i will see you on the other side .
Anita & Bernie and Family, so so sorry to hear of Josh’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this most difficult time. May Josh RIP, Mary-Lou & Ed Belliveau
Anita, Bernie, Zac & family
I was so saddened to hear about Josh’s sudden passing. I remember watching him on the soccer field playing for Rankin. He was such a great team player. My heartfelt condolences to all of you. God Bless.
I am so sorry to hear of Josh’s passing. He was such a sweet caring person with such a wonderful smile. Sincere condolences for all his family, especially Zac -they had such a special bond. He will live on forever in all your hearts.
Anita, Bernie and the whole family, it is our heartfelt condolences and our sincere prayers for your loss. May Josh rest in peace.
We were saddened to hear of Josh’s sudden passing. Our sincere condolences to all his family and friends.
The ones we love are never gone; they live within our hearts. God bless.
So sorry to hear. Thoughts and prayers to all the family. God bless.
Such a beautiful tribute to your son and brother. Josh was truly loved and will be deeply missed by all of you but will be remembered forever in your hearts. May he rest peacefully and may your hearts heal through time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Love from your friends, Jeannie, Steve, Travis and Tyler Oickle
I am so sorry about hearing about josh. Thank you for being there for him. I remember seeing the well dress lads at their father,s Funeral. God bless your whole family. His Grand Aunt Cassie
Anita, Bernie and family,
I was so sad to read about Josh’s passing. My condolences to all of you.
Sue (Irvine) Holmes
Bernie and Anita and
Josh was so fortunate to have such a beautiful, kind,loving family.
I know you are all heartbroken.
Thinking of you ❤
Anita, Bernie and family, so sorry to hear of Josh’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all xoxo
Please accept my deepest sympathies, Anita and Bernie. I cannot begin to fathom your sorrow.
Thinking of you all! Josh was a great guy. So sorry for your loss
Very sorry to hear of Josh’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Bernie, Anita, Linden, Michaela, and Zac,
I am so sorry for your loss, Josh was such a sweet young man, I so enjoyed my daily chats with him. May God help you all heal! Much love & prayers to you all. RIP Josh!
We are sorry for your loss Anita and Bernie.
Anita , Bernie and family
My deepest condolences on Josh’s passing . Such a tremendous loss for your family. Keeping you all in my thoughts during this very difficult time
May Josh Rest In Peace