(February 19, 1958 - August 14, 2021)
It is with the deepest of regrets that we announce the passing of Dale Lawrence McKinnon on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Dale passed away peacefully at the Maison McCulloch Hospice in Sudbury, ON. Dale is survived by his mother Elizebeth McKinnon (father Donald deceased) and six siblings, Dawn Poulin (Gil predeceased), Dean McKinnon (Fran), Debi Fram (Gord), Drew McKinnon (Cindy), Dori O’Kane (Pat) and Dyan Pyott (Kevin) and his many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Dale was a much loved son, brother and uncle. He was a very avid sportsperson and gifted individual who achieved many accomplishments throughout his life. He graduated from McGill University with his Masters in Mining Engineering specializing in Ventilation and was a fraternity member of Alpha Delta Phi. He has held professorial positions at both McGill and Laurentian Universities. Dale’s specialties (from various positions held at several companies in Leaf Rapids, Montreal, Toronto Area and Sudbury) included project management, engineering and communication. Dale moved to Virginia and held the position of Executive Director at MECA (Manufacturers of Emission Control Association) for 12 years where he traveled the world supporting environmental regulatory programs. Dale has authored a number of published technical reports and has worked internationally with many groups including the United Nations. His travels brought him to over 25 countries including many in North, South, and Central America, Europe, and Asia. During his retirement he pursued his lifelong ambition of authoring fiction novels and proudly has five published novels. We love you Dale and are very proud of you. You will be deeply missed. We would like to acknowledge and thank the wonderful staff at Maison McCulloch Hospice for treating Dale with the utmost respect and dignity during his time with them. The family will be holding a private Celebration of Life at a later date. Donations in Dale’s memory may be made directly to the Maison McCulloch Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family.