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Elgin MacKinnon

Elgin Allan MacKinnon

Thursday, July 2nd, 1959 - Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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Elgin Allan MacKinnon
July 2, 1959 - April 11, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Elgin Allan MacKinnon on April 11, 2019.

Born the youngest son of Mary Jessie and the late Murdoch Neil MacKinnon of Kenloch, Inverness, NS; Elgin was best-known and well-loved for his mischievousness and practical jokes that he perfected on family and friends. There was always plenty of opportunity with the many relatives returning home to the farm each summer from Boston, no one was exempt regardless of age…and we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

In 1978 Elgin accompanied his brothers in Calgary, Alberta where for many years he worked in construction. He continued to work in the construction industry and established his own company “Custom Stucco”; making Calgary his home where he lived with his family; daughter Chrystal Ashley, son Elgin Daniel and step-son Travis Mitchell Lucier.

Elgin’s great love of the outdoors and travel brought him on many road trips, adventures and destinations; ski-dooing/four-wheeling in the nearby Rocky Mountains was a favorite frequent getaway. In his spare time Elgin was an avid at-home-chef and paint-by-number artist, he also enjoyed his coffee shop runs to The Second Cup on 10th Street, NW and spending time with his beloved dog Lucy.

Elgin is predeceased by his father Murdoch Neil and brother John Wendell in infancy. He is survived by his family Chrystal, Elgin Jr. and Travis, Calgary, mother Mary Jessie, brothers Wayne, Kenloch and Wendell (Danita), Halifax and sister Wanda, Kenloch. Elgin is lovingly remembered by his Aunts and Uncle, many nieces and nephews as well as numerous family members, friends and neighbors throughout Cape Breton and across Canada and the United States.

Cremation has taken place; family burial will be at a later date. To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Elgin, please visit www.choicememorial.com. We invite everyone who knew Elgin to share stories and photos to help bridge the long distance between family and friends.

“The Lord is my Shepard, I shall not want.”
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Michael Krisko

Posted at 06:52pm
Very saddened this day to learn of Elgin's passing. I know from many talks and coffees that Elgin loved and was so proud of his kids. You are missed Elgin, our friend.

Suzanne Dollimount

Posted at 02:52pm
My ex husband and I knew Elgin very well. My ex worked for him and we lived in hos apartment for years. Smile thinking about Elgin as he was ways playing pranks and telling jokes. He was a great man and father. So sorry for the families loss

Jeff, Irene and Jon

Posted at 08:26pm
Dear Elgin, we are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. We will remember him fondly of the days you and Jon played hockey. Your Dad always had a smile and loved watching you play hockey. We had many wonderful conversations and shared some memorable times on those hockey tournaments. It seems like it wasn't too long ago when you and I ran into each and you took the time to have a nice chat with me "Jon's mom". We are thinking of you Elgin... Jeff, Irene and Jon


Posted at 12:35pm
Condolences to my niece and nephew Crystal and Elgin Jr. and Traves on the passing of their Father and my brother Elgin.The whole family is shocked and inconsolable at this time. RIP little brother. Wendell and Danita, Kyle and Brandon

Anita Czipps

Posted at 12:24pm
Chrystal, my heart goes out to you and your family. I only met Elgin a number of times but always found him very funny and quite charming. He will be missed by many whose lives he touched. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. With love, Anita.

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