BANGOR – James C. McKinnon, 87, died peacefully March 20, 2013, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Aug. 2, 1925, in Island Falls, the son of James P. and Lillian (Thorne) McKinnon.
James graduated from Island Falls High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and participated in the Normandy Invasion. James worked for Bangor Hydro Electric Co. for 42 years. He was a member of the Eagles Club and he enjoyed playing cards and shooting pool with his friends. James was an avid hunter and he enjoyed fishing and playing golf. James had great love of the outdoors. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
James is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carolyn (Johnston) McKinnon; sons, James Michael McKinnon of Pennsylvania, Ronald B. McKinnon of Hampden, Shaun A. McKinnon of Falmouth, William T. McKinnon of Kentucky and John J. McKinnon of Hermon; daughter, Jeannine McKinnon-Hitchings of Hampden; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Harding of Plymouth, Mary Stedman of Massachusetts and Patricia Emery of Connecticut; brother, David McKinnon of Maryland; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Philip McKinnon; sisters, Geneva Cartwright and Theresa Klimczak; and his first wife, Eileen Faloon.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main St., Brewer, where relatives and friends may call noon until the time of service. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor, after the service. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Rooms of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main St., Brewer, after the interment. Those who wish to remember James in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Eagles Club, Penobscot Arie No. 1377, P.O. Box 101, Brewer, ME 04412. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.