RCMP Veterans' Association (PEI)

 The William Edward “Ted” Whelan Memorial Award

The membership of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Veterans Association of Prince Edward Island is proud to present the William Edward “Ted” Whelan Memorial Award to:

Warren Marshall MacKinnon (1926 - 2013).

“Marshall” was one of the Founding Members of the PEI Division and served from 1978 to 1984, as its first vice-president.  He also served as the Queens County Representative from 1988 to 1996.

Marshall joined the Force in March 1947 and retired some 26 years later in 1973.  He was awarded the RCMP Long Service Medal with Bronze Clasp and Stars for his meritorious service in the Force.  In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.  Marshall was a Life Member of the RCMP VA (PEI).

Marshall was a true leader.  He led by example, but he led from behind.  He didn’t want to be in the top positions or recognized for his efforts, but his sage wisdom and advice were always considered in the deliberations of the Association and contributed in many undertakings.


Was a member of the delegation from the PEI Division that successfully obtained approval for the PEI Division to host the successful 1989 Annual General Meeting of the National RCMP Veterans’ Association;

Was an expert in compensation and benefits and, in fact, was a co-author of our Survivors' and Executors' Guide.  In 2012, he revised the guide to its current status;

Attended practically every function organized for RCMP Veterans in PEI and was a constant presence for visitations to members in hospital and at funerals of veterans; and

Always promoted the association and continued recruiting members right up until his hospitalization prior to his death. 

The membership of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Veterans Association of Prince Edward Island is proud to present the 2013 William Edward “Ted” Whelan Memorial Award to Warren Marshall MacKinnon, posthumously.

Marshall truly demonstrated the attributes of commitment and service for which this Award was established by the Association:

“Marshall was always focused on others, never on himself, often simply by changing the subject.  He was a humble man, generous to a fault, with a large heart and tremendous compassion for others less fortunate!”

Accepting the award on behalf of the MacKinnon family (Leigh, Michelle and Jennifer) is Marshall’s daughter Jennifer.  Dated this 10th day of December, 2013 A.D. at Charlottetown, Queens County, Province of Prince Edward Island.