It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of our dear mother, Julie McGinnis on April 1, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband John R. (Jack) McGinnis, parents Alec and Elizabeth MacInnis, sisters, Catherine, (Gerry) Winterhalt, Christine (Fern) Marsan, Margaret (Richard) Lothian. Daughter Leslie-Ann, eldest son John and grandson Jake. Survived and lovingly remembered by her boys, Robert, and William (Cori), grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Julie was born in Glendale, Inverness County, Nova Scotia. She often spoke about her years growing up and her fond childhood memories of time spent on her grandparents farm with her sisters. Her family then moved to Kirkland Lake, where she attended school and then became an operator at the Northern Telephone switchboard office. She was a life long member of Holy Name Parish. In 1957 she married the love of her life, Jack McGinnis and they purchased and operated Kenogami Garage, while raising their family in the business until 2003. Julie will always be remembered by those who knew her as having quick wit, love of laughter and being the life of the party, without knowing it, and not afraid to set you straight. She enjoyed the outdoors, working in the yard, snowmobiling, fishing, cookouts, and family gatherings. She spent her lifetime working in the family business and devoted to her boys. She was happiest when she had everyone working and getting the job done.
The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to Father Mitch, Dr. Kurki, Dr. Jordan, Betty Smallwood and the nurses on the 4th floor at the Kirkland & District Hospital. The dedication, kindness and compassion shown towards Julie and the family will always be remembered.
No service or visitation will be held
DONATIONS: – must be mailed directly to the charity
Kirkland & District Hospital Foundation
145 Government Road East
Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3P4
Charity of your choice