McKinnon, Annette Leona (nee Zastre)

Annette Leona McKinnon (nee Zastre)

It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved wife, Mom, Grandma and Ma, Annette McKinnon, who passed away on Friday, March 26th, 2021 at the age of 73 years old.

Annette is survived by Bob, her loving husband of 53 years; son Shawn (Kerri) McKinnon; daughter Shannon (Harold) Griffin; brothers Edward (Francine) Zastre, Marcel (Alvina) Zastre, Vern Zastre; sister Denise (Rick) Treyturik; mother-in-law Florence McKinnon; sister-in-law Blanche Zastre, Donna Zastre, and Florence Zastre; grandchildren Caeden & Tanehya McKinnon, and Makenna & Marleigh Rentz; numerous nephew and nieces; and countless friends.

She was predeceased by parents Joe & Lina Zastre; son Richard McKinnon; granddaughter Emma Rentz; siblings Verna Fenelon, Maurice Zastre, Lucille Zastre, Donald Zastre, Arletta Zastre, Paul Zastre, David Zastre, Raymond Zastre; brother-in-law Dave McKinnon; father-in-law Robert McKinnon; nephew Tyler Zastre.

Bob and Annette moved from Winnipeg in 1974 and settled in Leduc. They raised their family there, then moved to the shores of Pigeon Lake in 1999. If you didn’t see Annette working in and around the house, then you probably saw her on the road driving between Beaumont, Leduc and home, with her music blasting away.

Annette’s love was for her family, but her greatest pleasure was her grandkids. She was so very proud of them. She loved watching them follow their passions and being involved in their lives in each and every way.

She enjoyed decades of morning chats with her coffee ladies, and afternoon bowling with the Nameless team.  Hosting dinners and attending events with friends and family was something she always looked forward to. And you could be sure to have the best conversation with her, as she was an amazing listener who offered great, yet sometimes unexpected, advice.   

She will be missed by many.

To the doctors and nurses and the Cross Cancer Institute: thank you for your care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Little Warriors in Edmonton.

A viewing has been scheduled for Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, from 10 am – 1 pm at Serenity Funeral Service in Leduc, Alberta. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, a private family ceremony will follow at 2:00 p.m.. For others wishing to view the funeral, a recording will be provided using the following link :




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Allan Harris

Bob and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
We very much enjoyed our get togethers at the Turgeon Hall.
Sincere condolences

Bernard & Rose-Marie Manaigre

We are very sorry to hear about Annette,s passing. Even if we lost contact after you moved to Edmonton she was a very good friend and I often thought of her. Bernie and I wish all your family our deepest sympathy. Rest in Peace Annete.

Denise Treyturik

My awesome sister, are hearts are broken with your untimely passing!
You were always there for advise and encouragement. I will miss our visits and many long phone calls.
Thank you for including me with you and Alvina in the Phoenix holiday.
Rick and I will miss the camper pulling up in the drive for those Manitoba holidays.
Sending Bob and the family much love and prayers on their journey to healing
Love you forever Denise, Rick & family xoxox ♥️

John Foster

My condolences to Bob, Shawn, Shannon and families.

I’ll miss her a great deal.

Some of my fondest Annette memories are:
1. Dinner and a Randy Travis concert. We were so honoured to be included in Annette and Bob’s anniversary.
2. Visiting Annette and Bob in Phoenix and going to a Diamondback’s game. Bob offered to pay for five hot dogs, four beers and a coke … it cost as much or more than five tickets for the ball game and a tour of stadium. It wasn’t funny at the time but we had more than a few laughs reminiscing about it.
3. Phone chats. These are what I’ll miss most. They were rarely short and they were always special for me. A phone call from or to Annette always made my day better.

The world is a far lesser place with Annette’s passing. She was an amazing lady.

My thoughts are with you.

John and Laureen Foster
The Hayseeds from Whitecourt – Annette always laughed when we called ourselves that.

Danielle & Craig Thorkelsson

Our deepest condolences to Bob and Family. We met Annette and Bob in 2015 when we bought the cabin next to them at Pigeon Lake. Annette was always ready for a chat and to offer advice to us lake newcomers. We will miss her.

Danielle & Craig
#53 Sundance Beach


Our deepest condolences to Bob, and the remainder of the family. We first got to know Annette at a New Year’s Eve party at the lake in the original John Turgeon hall, it was many years ago. Over the years we have connected numerous times at hall potluck’s and other special events put on by the beach, as well as walk by chats. She was truly one of a kind and loved by all that took the time to get to know her. We all appreciated her honesty, sense of humor and her overall demeanor. Annette’s love for her family, was second to none, she was so proud of each and everyone of them, and she openly expressed it, often. She will forever be remember by 41 Lakeshore Drive, we will miss her tremendously and we promise we will never forget her ! RIP Annette you where loved.
Love, Dan, Sharon, Kelsey, Ryan, Lindsay, Reid and Hayleigh.

Bernard & Rose-Marie Manaigre

So sorry and shocked to hear about Annette,s passing. Even if our friendship was many years ago ,and we lost contact , She was very special to me, and I often thought about her. Our sincere condolences to you Bob and
your family. May Annette rest in peace.

Blayne & Wendy Holzinger

We are deeply sorry about the loss of Annette. As you grieve, know we are remembering and honouring her.

Jim & Phyllis Roznowski

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Bob, Shawn, Shannon and all the family. We will always have memories of Annette in our hearts of our times shared together , those memories will always continue with us.

Rita and Norm wilhauk

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bob and his family for their loss. I also will miss her at our Tuesday coffee mornings.

Linda Van Leest

Annette you will be missed by a lot of friends and family. You touched so many people with your patience and kind ways. I met Annette when we were both on executive for Tiny Tots and have been friends with her ever since. I too bowled on Friday afternoons with her and was part of Tuesday morning coffee at McDonald’s. My prayers and sympathy to the whole family and a special thank you to Shannon for keeping us updated on her progress.

Betty Brandly

Bob, Shannon, Shaun and your families. Memories of 46 years of bowling together and sharing many good times such as camping and family gatherings will be cherished. Dwayne and I are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Philip & Lynne Kotyluk

Bob,Shawn & Shannon…
Philip & I are so very sorry to hear the passing of Annette ( Mom ).
We go way back over 50 years. We were next door neighbours & friends..
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all…❤️

Laureen Foster

Bob and Family,
Our deepest sympathies to all of you. May all the warm and cherished memories of Annette “Ma” keep your family smiling.
Take good care, our love to you, Laureen and John

Tammy Wilkie (Brandly)

Bob, Shawn, Shannon and families – I will always remember Annette for the vibrant energy and passion she brought in everything she did. So many good times playing ball, Friday afternoon bowling, and being part of family milestones for the Brandly clan. She will be missed. I hope all of the wonderful memories of the amazing woman she was carry you all through this difficult time.

Ray and Judy Smitke

Bob and family, We’re so very saddened to learn about the passing of Annette. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Your neighbour and friends from #80 Sundance Beach.
Ray and Judy Smitke

Leigh Ann & Gerry Baird

We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with the family

Charlene Filz (Lucille’s daughter)

To a very special Aunty,
It was an honour and a blessing we had our special talk! I keep you close in my heart toll we meet again.
I will hold you dear in my prayers.
To my beautiful family, there is no words to help with the great sadness and loss!
My prayers are with you always, sending many hugs for strength.
With love

Adele Auger

Our hearts go out to Bob & family in the loss of a beautiful person . We met Annette & Bob in 1977 looking for Ball players for our mixed recreation team , had a lot of laughs & great times. I bowled with Annette for several years as well &. Will miss her smiling face at our coffee clutch. Gathering every Tuesday at Macdonalds .
The memories will be with us always ,hugs to everyone
Tim & Adele Auger

Max & Pat Brook

Annette was a wonderful sister-in-law , so much more like a sister to us. We are missing her dearly. My brother chose wisely and I am sending him our love and we wish him and their family, peace and comfort in the following days. Our most sincere condolences to all of you and may Annette Rest In Peace ❤️

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