Ernestine E. McKinnon

OBIT-McKinnon (both people)WATERVILLE — Ernestine E. “Tina” McKinnon, 86, of Waterville, formerly of Winslow, died Friday March 25, 2016, in Augusta. She was born on April 25, 1929, in Jonesport, a daughter of Elizabeth and George Alley. She graduated from Jonesport High School.

In 1949, Tina married Donald McKinnon and they lived in Jonesport for two years before moving to Franklin, where they would raise their two sons. Tina was active in the Franklin Baptist Church Ladies’ Guild and was a den mother for the Cub Scouts. In 1971, she and Don moved to Winslow.

Through the years, Tina was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker who was caring and compassionate. She will be remembered for her talent and love of making desserts; be they pies, cakes, cookies, puddings, cupcakes or fudge — they were all delicious. She saw beauty in thimbles and collected spoons.

Tina is survived by her two sons: Gary McKinnon and his wife, Carol, of Oakland, and their two children: Steffanie McKinnon and her fiancé Wil Stevens of Winslow, and Brian McKinnon and his fiancée Jessica Ames of Sidney; Dennis McKinnon and his wife, Elizabeth, and their daughter Eilidh of New Hampshire; her nephew Dana Urquhart and his wife, Carol, of Jonesboro; and her niece Darlene Wood and her husband, Cecil, of Machiasport. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald, in 2004 and her sister Millie Urquhart and her husband, Millard.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 6, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. Please visit to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.


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