Frances MacKinnon

Frances Natalie MacKinnon

August 20 1937 - October 21 2023

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Obituary of Frances Natalie MacKinnon

MacKinnon, Frances Natalie

August 20, 1937 – October 21, 2023


It is with heavy hearts that the family of Frances Natalie MacKinnon announces her passing. She passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 21, 2023 at the age of 86.

Cherished mother to George, Kathleen (Tommy), Kerry, Edward, and Heather (Raid).

Proud Grandma to Aaron & Emily, and Jacob & Lily.

Loving sister to Gail “Babsie,” and predeceased by her loving parents Josephine and Hugh MacKinnon and her siblings Bernie, Dorothy, Carmella, June, and Manny.

Fran is loved and will be dearly missed by her extended family and friends.

Fran graduated from the University of Windsor where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work while raising five children. She was a social worker for over 20 years and was a proud feminist.   

She loved gathering with friends and family and was famous for her spaghetti sauce. Fran loved music, dancing, and staying up late into the night laughing with her sisters.

Cremation and a private family service has taken place. At a later date, her family will scatter her ashes in her birthplace of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

The family would like extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Huron Lodge for their continuous kind care and compassion.

If desired, donations in Fran’s memory may be made to the Hiatus House, where she worked for many years.

Arrangements entrusted to SIMPLE CHOICE (Dougall), 519-254-2585. Online condolences may be shared with the family at