C. Ashley MacNeil

November 14, 1983October 5, 2012

MacNeil, C. Ashley-28 of Dartmouth, passed away on October 5, 2012 at the Palliative Care Unit of the Victoria General Hospital. Born in Neil’s Harbour he was the son of Glen Rideout (Madonna) and Joanne MacNeil. Ashley was a graduate of Dartmouth High School. He was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins Fan, he was involved in Scouts Canada and the Special Olympics participating in track and field, golf, bowling and hockey. Ashley was a member of the Cerebral Palsy Association. He loved anything to do with the outdoors, hunting and fishing and he also enjoyed listening to music, playing video games and going to movies. Ashley was extremely proud of his family members who served our country with the Canadian Forces. He is survived by his step sister, Katelyn Shadbolt; step brothers, Randy and Thomas Burnett; grandmother, Isabelle Buffett; grandfather, Dan MacNeil; step grandmother, Joan Burnett; special uncle Weldon; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Eric and Susan Rideout and step grandfather, James Burnett. Visitation will be held on Tuesday October 9, 2012 from 7-9pm in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive. A memorial will be held on Wednesday October 10 at 1pm from the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the NS Lung Association or the Kidney Foundation. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 9, 2012
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, October 10, 2012

C. Ashley MacNeil

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October 17, 2012

Ashley had a smile like a ray of sunlight, a heart as big as the ocean, and the gentleness of a summer rain. I knew him for three years, but I will remember him for a lifetime. To Ashley's family, you raised a remarkable young man, and he loved you every minute of every day of his life. Sleep well, friend, and we will meet again someday.
Love, Myrna

October 12, 2012

I was always so excited to see Ashley at bowling or around town. He always had a smile on his face and made coaching Special Olympics so much fun. He made me a better person & I will miss him dearly. Kempton Hyson

sarah saunders

October 11, 2012

I went to dartmouth high school with ashley
I remember his pleasant smile.
often traveled with him on the bus on way home from nrew leaf.

so sorry to hear of his passing.
he was well by many people and will be missed.
sarah saunders

Julie Kennedy

October 10, 2012

Glen and Madonna
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, and accept my sincere sympathies!

AnnMarie MacDonald

October 10, 2012

Glen, Madonna and family: we were very sad to hear about Ashley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Take care.
Love AnnMarie, Dan, Dylan and David MacDonald xoxoxo

Perry Bingle

October 9, 2012

Glen and Family, please accept our condolences. I was so Blessed to have shared in Ashleys dream during the 24 hours of our 1998 Sunshine Dreamlift to Disney. It is an event that I will never forget & I am certain Ashley never forgot it. I was so fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend and even more blessed to have got to travel and share the experience with Ashley & Shawn. I do motivational speaking three times a year here in Newfoundland. I tell of our experiences in Disney that Great November day and of my experiences with Ashley. His excitement, determination and fun nature made my day & many others. The image that come to mind each time is Ashley waving good bye to me with his Giant Goofie Gloves. Take Care & God Bless you!

Perry Bingle, Deer Lake, Newfoundland

October 9, 2012

Glen and Madonna it is never going to be the same at hunting camp without Ashleys laughter. His four wheeling adventures, will be talked about ever fall. He was a special man who will be remembered always.
Neil and Kody

October 9, 2012

Glen and family
So sorry to hear of your sons passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Take care, Billy,& Janie Fitzgerald And family(South Harbour)

October 9, 2012

Glen and family
So sorry to hear of your sons passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Take care, Billy,& Janie Fitzgerald And family(South Harbour)

Jane Bond

October 9, 2012

Glen, Maddona,and Joanne: Having the opportunity of getting to know Ashley was truly a blessing. The times he made me laugh will always remain in my heart. Rest my friend, free of pain.