Wallace Roy (Bud) MacKinnon passed away September 27, 2003 at age 74 years. He was born October 27, 1929 in Sackville, New Brunswick.
Bud is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy; his 2 daughters, Bonnie (Bill) Johnson of Sackville, N.B and Carol (Ron) Derksen of Chilliwack; 7 grandchildren, Angela (Matthew) van Erp, Sharla (Quinn) Glock, Brent Derksen, Deanna Derksen, Tyrel Johnson, Alana Johnson, Kyle Johnson and 2 great grandchildren, Joshua Glock and Adam Glock; sister Carol (Jack) Phinney; brother, John (Edna) MacKinnon.
He was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Jean MacKinnon, brother, Muir and sister, Connie Dauvin.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 3 at 2:00 pm from the Chapel at Woodlawn Mt Cheam funeral Home with Padre Fred Tassinari officiating.
Honourary Pall Bearers are Ron Derksen, Bill Johnson, Matthew van Erp, Quinn Glock, Brent Derksen and Tyrel Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Bud married his childhood sweetheart, Dorothy, on January 18, 1952. He enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces Royal Canadian Engineers in 1952 and retired in 1980, as a MWO, after which he sold Real Estate in the Chilliwack area for many years.
Bud was initiated in Freemasonry on the 20th of May, 1958 with Mount Zion Lodge #120 of Chilliwack. He served that Lodge as Worshipful Master in the year 1975 and later served the Grand Lodge of B.C. and Yukon, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, as the District Deputy Grand Master of District #18 in the year 1999-2000. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Masons of Canada, the Gizeh Shrine Masons of B.C., and was a Past President of the Fraser Valley Shrine Club # 11 of Chilliwack. In the years 2001- 2002 he served as the Grand Superintendent of District #2 of the Royal Arch Masons of B.C. He was presently serving as the Grand Inspector General of Cryptic Rite Masons of Canada and had also recently been elected to serve on the Grand Consul of Priory of Canada.
Nothing was as important to him as his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He may be gone from our presence but never from our memories.