Brian Fraser McKinney


Brian passed away suddenly on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the age of 72 years. He leaves to mourn his wife of 50 years, Linda (nee Soch); two sons, Greg (Lisa) and Darcy (Krista); five grandchildren, Kaycee, Colton, Denny, Raylee and Kallee; three brothers, Glen (Marian), Dale (Jean) and Keith (Vi); three sisters, Joan, Gwen (Dave) and Sharon; sisters-in-law, Sandy, Velma, Velva; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Brian was predeceased by his parents Arnold and Jean McKinney; step-mother, Mabel McKinney;  four brothers, Lyle, Allan, Murray and Wade; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Jean; and brothers-in-law, John McAllister, Pete Cornelssen, Bert Geislinger and Ron Prier.

A Celebration of Brian’s Life will be held at the New Sarepta Agriplex in New Sarepta, Alberta on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Haying in the 30’s Cancer Support Society, Box 35, Mallaig, AB, T0A 2K0 or online at


Serenity Funeral Service, Leduc (780) 980-3688

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New Sarepta Agriplex

5088 - 1 Avenue South
New Sarepta, AB

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Erika and Alain Lefevre

We are so sorry to hear about Brian’s sudden passing. It was wonderful to see you earlier this year on your way to Nfld. and to hear Brian talking about his great love for horses and the hayrides. We were hoping for more such chance encounters. Always friendly, helpful and unassuming, he was such a greatly respected member of this community. He will be missed by all. Our sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to you, Linda, and your family.

margaret tauber harke

my sincerest condolences to the McKinney families…..thoughts and prayers are with you all

Sandra Fester

Sincere, heartfelt condolences to you, Linda, at this sad time. I pray you find comfort in the love your family , strength in the support of your friends and peace in the knowledge that you and Brian will be together again. Hugs.

Doris (Hetman) Trelenberf

Sending heartfelt condolences to Linda and all the family on Brian’s passing. May the special memories you made throughout the years sustain you in the days ahead. Brian and I were in the same grade at New Sarepta school. He’ll be missed by many.


Our deepest condolences to the whole McKinney family in the loss of such a dynamic and respected man. He contributed so much to the betterment of the community and his talents will be very much missed. He was a very unique person and admired by many

Linda Dugdale

My heart hurts so much for you and your family. I knew all the mckinney men for years at the truck stop. I cared about all of them. Linda I just lost my husband a week and a half ago. I so know how you feel. I so Adored Brian And all of you. He will be so missed just like my husband.. Thinking of you always.

Heather & Rick Hiller

Our heartfelt condolences go out to you Linda and the rest of your family. We are so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. You are in our hearts and prayers

Debbie Seipert

I am so sorry for your loss my prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Colleen Hamilton

I offer my deepest condolences to Linda and the family. I have fond recollections of Brian helping me as a young principal. He donated his time, energy and good advice as we struggled to build a track and field facility in the most cost effective manner. He also donated harrows for us to use as a “farmer spike belt” to keep people from ripping around the track on Saturday nights. His pride at wisely using his team to pull the big truck out of the mud was evident. I was so grateful for all of his help and support!

Shelley Neider (Oscar)

I am so sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. My condolences to all of the Mckinney family.

Janet Chaban

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Brian, You are in my thoughts and prayers

Adella and Edwin Plitt

Our heartfelt condolences to you Linda and all of Brians’ families on the sudden passing of Brian. He will be missed at the Haying in the 30s!


I have always held Brian in the highest respect and honor. As a child I remember watching him and THE BEST TEAM EVER, RYE N COKE, dominate the heavy horse pull competitions. He taught many of us the traditional ways of harvesting. I remember stacking stooks, pitching em on the horse drawn wagons, etc. He had a huge impact on every life he touched. Much love and respect.

Haying in the 30s board of Directors

On behalf of haying in the 30s we express our sadness at hearing of Brian’s passing He will be dearly missed at our event. Take care

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