In Remembrance of Paul Francis McKinnon
With profound sadness we announce that Paul McKinnon, devoted father, beloved son, fun
loving uncle, big brother and faithful friend passed away peacefully on Monday, February 28,
2022 surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving daughter, Claire Lee (Justin), devoted
father, Jim McKinnon, loving siblings; Mary Jo Kauker (Jim), Mike (Inez) and Janet Spiech
(Paul), former wife and mother of his daughter, Louise Considine, 15 nieces and nephews, and
countless faithful friends. Predeceased by his loving mother, Betty Ann (Gallant) McKinnon.
Paul was born in Toronto, Canada and at the age of five his family moved to Farmington,
Michigan where he had an All American up bringing. Early childhood was filled with summer
trips visiting relatives in Canada, Baseball and Rockets Football. The teen years saw Paul’s
hard work ethic emerge with various jobs from shoveling snow to washing dishes to working
construction. Paul graduated from Farmington High School in 1978. His love for sports was
evident in all of his extra-curricular activities and he truly found his lane in track and crosscountry. Paul’s excellence as a runner made him a weekly feature in the local paper during
season. He continued to run in college and pledged Sigma Nu Fraternity. Paul graduated from
Albion College in 1982.
After College, Paul followed his family to Southern California and began his professional sales
career. His quick wit, affection for people and hard work ethic made him a natural success. He
worked for numerous companies until he ventured out on his own and started his own Mortgage
Company with a dear friend. As his professional life took off his personal life soared with a
marriage to Louise Considine and then the birth of their beautiful daughter, Claire. Becoming a
father was the role Paul was born for and he loved attending the countless dance recitals,
sporting events, school events, and graduations. Walking Claire down the aisle at her wedding
was a day to remember forever. Paul was not expected to be in attendance due to a diagnosis
of Lung Cancer.
Almost 7 years ago Paul was diagnosed with Metastatic Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Paul’s
battle with cancer was similar to his running style back in high school. He never gave up, he
faced each obstacle in his path and pushed himself to the very end. Paul’s love for his family,
his faith and friends never wavered and he is an inspiration to all of us. He will forever be
The family wishes to thank Dr. Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou and UCI Health as well as, Dr. William
Loudon, Catherine Nakamura and CHOC Specialist-Neurosurgery for their exceptional care for
During the season of Lent flowers are not allowed in the church. Please consider a donation in lieu of flowers, to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church for a mass intention for Paul or UCI Health Fund and CHOC
Guests are welcome to join the family for a fellowship gathering in St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Hall, immediately following the funeral mass.