It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Donald L. McKinnon, who left us too soon on December 15, 2023. Born on May 24, 1944, in Spooner, MN, Don was a pillar of love, loyalty, talent, and dedication. He was a man whose life was as rich and varied as the Oregon landscapes he adored. Known for his warm smile and the sparkle in his eyes, Don had an undeniable zest for life, making him an unforgettable presence to all who knew him. \nDon was a talented and dedicated business agent in the construction industry. His tireless work ethic led him to serve with distinction at Lathers & Plasters Local #82 in Portland, OR, until his well-deserved retirement in 2001. Those who worked alongside him often spoke of his commitment to his craft and his unwavering loyalty to his fellow union members. But Don's life was not all work. He was an avid outdoorsman who relished ATV trail riding, Elk hunting, Salmon fishing, and camping. His love for these activities was only surpassed by the love he held for his family. As George Bernard Shaw once said, "Family is not an important thing; it's everything," and Don lived that sentiment every day. His kids and grandkids were his greatest joy, and he treasured every moment he spent with them.\nDon leaves behind a legacy of love, recipes, and fond memories. He is survived by his children, Jason (Stephanie) McKinnon and Krystle (Nicholas) Poplaski; his grandkids, Kole and Kade McKinnon, Samantha and Cassie Poplaski; and step-grandkids Tatum and Mason Rhys. He is also survived by his brothers, Dennis (Kathy) McKinnon and Charles McKinnon. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Vickie McKinnon, and his sisters, Shirley Mentzer, Valerie Larkin, and Beverly Klish.\nAs we mourn the loss of our dear father, grandfather, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend, we also celebrate the remarkable life he led and the wonderful memories he left behind. \nDon indeed made us all feel loved, cherished, and valued. Please join us in honoring his memory by leaving your precious memories and photos on his memorial page. Your shared memories will help keep Donald's spirit alive in our hearts forever.\nHe will be interred with military honors in the Canyon City Cemetery in Canyon City, Oregon, on March 30, 2024, at 1:00 PM.