McKinnon, Irene Gwendolyn (Gwen) June 30, 1936 -­ May 11, 2014 passed away following an arduous 13 year journey with breast cancer surrounded by family at Moog & Friends Hospice House, Penticton, BC. Gwen is survived by her husband Alexander McKinnon (Sandy) of 60 years; children, Laura Rooney (Mike), Matt (Trudy), Cliff (Gay), Clayton (Heather), Bev Conquergood (Kevin Weninger); 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter; brothers, Don Nielsen (Lorraine), Wayne Nielsen (Val); numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her parents Rudolf and Elly Nielsen. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Boundary Pavillion, Fairgrounds, Rock Creek, BC on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm. The family wishes to thank Dr. Hughes and the wonderful nurses, staff, and volunteers at Hospice for their outstanding compassionate care and understanding. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gwen’s name to:

Penticton and District Hospice Society

c/o Moog & Friends Hospice House House

Box 1105, Penticton, BC, V2A6V9.

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