James Mckinney

Celebration of Life

11:00 am
Friday, August 11, 2023
Lord of All Lutheran Church
112 Lakeside Blvd.
Strathmore, Alberta, Canada

Obituary of James Daniel Mckinney

It is with great sadness that the family of James Daniel McKinney (JD) announce his sudden passing on Aug 4, 2023 at the age of 31. J.D. will be lovingly remembered by his children, Ryder and Aryah Mckinney; their mother, Shyra Butler; his mom, Joanne Mckinney; sister, Nicole Mckinney (William Camden); brother, Shawn Mckinney; grandmother, Barbara Dobson; father James Mckinney; grandfather, Leslie Mckinney; uncle, Allan Dobson; aunt, Elaine Topola (Jerry Topola); his friend Jenn Durocher; and his extended family and friends.

He was predeceased by his grandfather, George Dobson; uncle, Steven “Jimmy” Dobson; and his grandmother Cecile Mckinney.

JD was born in Calgary, AB Dec 11, 1991, and spent his life in Strathmore, AB. That is where he established many friendships and everlasting connections. JD was truly one of a kind he never judged and would give you the shirt off his back without any question. He had the ability to light up any room he walked in and could make any moment better with his old soul presence. He had a love for working on vehicles, rain, snow or shine he would be outside improving his ride. His proudest moment was the birth of his children, Ryder “Ryd Ryd” and Aryah “Ya Ya”.

In May 2010 he was involved in a motor vehicle accident, and he endured numerous injuries, including a severe brain injury, and he battled the pain throughout his adult life. Despite his difficulties, he always saw the positive aspects in life, and was always kind, compassionate, and humorous.

You were truly blessed if you were lucky enough to be loved by him.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023, at Lord of All Lutheran Church in Strathmore at 11:00 a.m. We would like everyone to join us afterwards for refreshments, snacks, and memories. (Details to be provided at the service)

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in JD’s name directly to Mental Health and Addiction or stop by your local drugstore and pick up a Narcan kit - save a life.

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