MacKINNON, Bradley William
Passed away peacefully on July 31st, 2013 at the Nanaimo Regional Hospital, Palliative Care Unit after an 8 month courageous and brave battle with cancer. Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick on July 3rd, 1969.
Predeceased by his father Al MacKinnon on October 11th, 2006. Loving husband to Carrie and adoring father to Miranda Braun and Erick MacKinnon. Also survived by his mother Caroline Plocoweitz (Roy); best baby brother to Caroline Phillips (Doug), Maureen MacKinnon (partner Lance), Dwayne MacKinnon (Lorna), and the best brother-in-law to Glenn and Connie Sawyer. Brad has many nieces, nephews, and friends that have touched his life and theirs as well.
Brad always worked hard in his life and with natural determination could accomplish anything he set his mind to. Brad’s largest success in the last 3 years was becoming self employed with a very successful spay foam insulation company that he called “My Baby”. Brad ran his business with honesty, integrity and would always go the extra mile to ensure his customers were happy and taken care of.
A celebration of Brad’s life will be held at the home of Brad and Carrie, 1137 Cloke Road, Ladysmith, BC, on August 17th, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Flowers gratefully declined. In memory of Brad those so desiring may make a donation to the Nanaimo Regional Palliative Care Unit or the Nanaimo Community Hospice Society, 1729 Boundary Avenue, Nanaimo, BC V9S 4T3.
The family would like to send a heartfelt “Thank you” to all who have impacted Brad’s life, including the compassionate dignified care given to him by the Community Home Care Team, and attentive care from Dr. Julian Lisinski. Condolences may be offered to the family
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no tears on a gloom-filled room
Why cry for a soul set free
Miss me a little and not for long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me-but let me go
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone
It’s all a part of the master plan
A step on the road to home
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friend we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me-but let me go.
Telford’s of Ladysmith