Michael MacKinder

Obituary of Michael MacKinder

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Michael MacKinder, age 90, of Kingston, ON at Kingston General Hospital on Jan 4, 2023. Michael was born in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, England. He attended Loughborough University where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. While in Loughborough he met and married his wife, Sheila Collington. They emigrated to Canada in 1955 where he worked as an Engineer in Montreal, QC and Owen Sound, ON before joining St. Lawrence College, Kingston in 1967 as a professor. While working at St. Lawrence College, he spent several years abroad teaching at colleges in St. Lucia and Nairobi, Kenya. Michael enjoyed playing tennis and golf well into his later years. He was an avid traveller throughout his life, from family vacations to retirement cruises and trips. Michael is survived by his sister Marie Cole, children Neil MacKinder (Lynn) and Kim MacKinder, and grandchildren Nicholas MacKinder and Rebecca MacKinder. He is predeceased by his wife, Sheila. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will take place in the UK. Memorial donations to the Kingston Humane Society will be gratefully appreciated by his family.
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