We, the family announce the peaceful passing of Peter MacKinnon, age 85, Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at the Northside General Hospital, North Sydney, surrounded by his family.

Born on May 14, 1937, in New Victoria, Peter was a son of the late Joseph and Lily (Cunliffe) MacKinnon.

Peter was a family man who enjoyed sharing his time with family and friends. The more he could do for people, the happier he was.

Peter is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Theresa ‘Terry’ (MacDonald) MacKinnon; daughters, Carol Lee (Keith) Barrington and Trina (Clifford) Stewart; sisters, Annie Mae and Melinda; brother, Jack; grandchildren, Mark (Christina) Barrington, Brian (Melissa) Barrington, Holly Barrington, Keegan Aubin and five great-grandchildren, Anna, Emma, Keegan, Kameron and Riley.

Besides his parents, Peter was predeceased by brothers, Danny, Philip, Billy, Michael and Little Philip; sisters, Mary, Sabina, Margaret, Evelyn and grandsons, Bruce Barrington and Kyle Gallant.

A special thank you to the nurses and staff at the Northside Community Guest Home and at the Northside General Hospital for taking care of Peter in his time of need.

Visitation for the late Peter MacKinnon will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2023.  A celebration of Peter’s life will be held in the funeral home in the All Faith Chapel on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Donations in memory of Peter may be made to the Northside Community Guest home.

For those unable to attend, Live Streaming will be available on our website.

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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

Online Condolences

Sincerest condolences to Terry and family , will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time
From:  John MacMillan

Terry, Carol Lee, Trina and families,
We are so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. He was always so kind and more than willing to lend a hand, a great neighbor to our mom, and family. He always had a little twinkle in his eyes, and a big smile for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time, and we know you will
Cherish all the happy memories of Peter. Joanne and Ron Evely, and Betty Ross xo
From:  Joanne Evely

It is difficult to say goodbye to a friend and neighbour who was a part of my family for over fifty years. Peter will always be remembered for his kindness, humour and willingness to help others.
From:  Francine Hall

Our condolences to Terry;Carol Lee; and Trina and their family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Peter was a kind man who was always willing to help people. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:  Rodger; Arlene and Brenda; Christine; Rodney and John..