OBITUARY

Neil Marcel MacDonald

13 January , 19538 March , 2019
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With broken hearts we announce the passing of Neil Marcel MacDonald on March 8 2019. He was where he wished to be, at home with his family by his side. Born in Sydney on January 13, 1953, Neil lived in Cape Breton all of his life. He loved his childhood summers spent at his grandparents’ home in Grand Etang, to his adult life in Ingonish to raising his family in Coxheath. Neil was a devoted husband, father, brother, and son. His true love for people, his wonderful sense of humor and eagerness to help all he met created an enormous circle of friends, who he treasured. He also took great pleasure in preparing feasts for family and friends to share. He will be dearly missed by Irma (nee Amey) his wife of 33 years; and daughters Amey MacDonald and Sherri MacDonald. Neil is also survived by his mother, Emerise (Cormier) MacDonald; Brothers Bernie (Leona) MacDonald and Jamie (Lisa) MacDonald; Sisters Cecelia McDonald and Jessie MacDonald, and nephews and nieces. Neil was predeceased by his father John B. MacDonald, brother Jerry MacDonald and brother-in-law Ivan Butcher. A visitation will be held at TW Curry Parkview Chapel on Thursday March 14, 2019 from 7-9 pm and Friday March 15, 2019 from 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday March 16, 2019 at 2 pm with Rev. Thomas Whent presiding. A reception will follow.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, 14 March , 2019
  • Visitation Friday, 15 March , 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 16 March , 2019
REMEMBERING

Neil Marcel MacDonald

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Evelyn Faulkner

21 March 2019

Irma and family.I was very sorry to hear of Neil’s death.I first met him in the early 70’s whilst visiting my brother and family in North Sydney.We used to stay up in Ingonish and have fond memories of the fun times in his company. Also have visited Neil on more recent vacations with Ian.
“You can no longer see him with your eyes nor touch him with your hands but you will feel him in your heart forever”
Evelyn Faulkner( nee Dalgarno )
Edinburgh Scotland

John & Beverly Pottie

21 March 2019

So very sorry, Irma, Amey and Sherrie for your loss. Neil was such a great all around guy, and it’s understandable that he will be missed so much, by so many. Appreciated viewing the memorial tribute. Sincere condolences.


John & Beverly Pottie
Edmonton, Alberta


Rod MacMillan

17 March 2019

Irma & Girls,
So sorry for your loss.
We will miss his laughs, smiles , wit and warmth.
Our sincere condolences.
Rod & Sue

Chris Oldford

16 March 2019

Irma & Girls,
Neil was a gentleman , a great co worker and friend! All who met him I am sure felt his true spirit of friendship.

You and the girls meant everything to him. He certainly loved his family and was so proud of you girls. It is not easy to say good-bye. I know that the love he showed you all will be a fond memory to help you through this difficult time.

Chris Oldford

Ian Dalgarno

15 March 2019

Irma, Amey and Sherri,

We are extremely sorry for your loss. He will be sadly missed by his family and the many friends he had.
He was a great friend for over 45 years, and oh, some of the times we shared together. He will be greatly missed by all my family. In our thoughts and prayers.

Ian and family.

Brent and Barbara MacVicar

14 March 2019

Irma, Amey, and Sherri

We are very sorry for your loss. Neil was such a great father, neighbor and friend to all. His humor was one of his many wonderful qualities, and he will be forever missed. We always looked forward to seeing Neil coming down the hill and enter the bungalow, as you knew he would have one or two funny stories to tell. He was so entertaining. He treated everyone with kindness and was always there if you need anything, including when your car broke down... but that is another funny story for another day!
We will cherish all the memories and hope that you can find comfort in your time of need! Wish we could be there , but know that we are thinking of you all.
Brent, Barb and Mitchell MacVicar

Brian & Anna Marie Mac Nevin

13 March 2019

Dear Irma and Girls , we are so sorry to hear of Neil's passing . We had lots of great conversations and laughs through the years , you are in our thoughts and prayers and send hugs to you gals . We are away and cannot be there with you but will be thinking of you . Our Family also send their condolences too .

Edward MacPherson

12 March 2019

I am so truly sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one,Neil and had no idea what everyone was saying on facebook until I had just gotten off facebook and decided to read the post record online and again my deepest and most sincere condolences to all of Neil's Family but please do not mourn the loss as he lives on in the hearts and memories of all who truly knew and loved him and he will always will be with all for as long as you live,"rest in peacefulness and know you are in A better place with the Spirit of our heavenly father and with all who have gone on before you."

Paul Wilton

12 March 2019

My deepest sympathy and greatest condolences to Neil’s family. So very sorry for your loss.

Michelle MacLean-Seguin

12 March 2019

Irma & Girls,

I'm so sorry to hear of Neil's passing.
I work for Unifor Local4285 (Neil's Union for Marine Atlantic) , the one thing that stands out in my mind when I think of Neil is how much love he had for his wife and daughters.He just shined when he spoke so highly about each one of you.
Take that as comfort during this difficult time.
My Thought's & Prayer's are with you and your family during this time.
I am glad to have known Neil.
Michelle MacLean-Seguin

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