Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home

8 Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines, NS


Robert Kenneth MacLeod

April 9, 1947June 21, 2020

We are saddened to announce that Kenneth MacLeod passed away peacefully, but unexpectedly at home with his wife by his side. Ken was born in Sydney on April 9, 1947 to the late John “Jack” and Margaret “Peggy” (Wright) MacLeod and grew up in a family of six. Ken was always an independent and strong individual and maintained his feisty spirit right up until the end. He worked for Marine Atlantic all his life advancing to the rank of Chief Purser. In his leisure time he enjoyed camping, dancing with his beloved Caroline and working around the house, but his true love was his family. He was a loving and caring husband to Caroline and a beloved father to daughters Caroline and the late Marie. There is nothing he wouldn’t do and no length he wouldn’t go for his girls. He adored and will be missed by Rocky (his four legged friend). He will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews, especially Patsy (Raymond) Foley, who was more like a sister, his brother Gordon, longtime friends Ben & Rhea Long and long time friend Jobie Williams, Jamie Anderson who was like a son-in-law to him and Nikola Smejkalova,Vanessa Fagard,Leanne (Justin) Latwaitis, Crystal (Michael) Williams and Wanda Pye who were like adopted daughters to him as well as godson James Foley and good neighbor Blair MacDonald. Besides his parents and daughter Marie, Ken was also predeceased by another daughter in infancy. A private family service will take place. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com. If desired, donations in Ken’s memory may be made to either the Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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Harry and Alaine Taylor

June 30, 2020

Sincere Sympathy to the MacLeod Family. Kenny was a great Friend for many years. Kenny worked with Harry on the Marine Atlantic Ferries for many years. Kenny lives in the house that my Aunt and Uncle Annesty built when they first married. Kenny always had a joke to tell us whenever we met around town. He will be missed by everyone he has met. God Bless.

Tenna Ross

June 29, 2020

I am very saddened to hear of Kenny's passing. We worked together on the Caribou and he was a joy to work with. Love his stories and he was so proud when he spoke of his family and friends. It's a great loss indeed and he surely will be missed. Thinking of his family and friends at this sad time, God Bless.

Paula Cooper

June 28, 2020

To the family and friends of Kenny...we are so sorry to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. 💕💕

Marie Chiasson

June 28, 2020

My deepest heartfelt condolences to Kenny’s family. I always enjoyed your company and have had many good times with you both. Take care and hang onto the beautiful precious memories. God Bless.

Wanda Davidson

June 28, 2020

Jimmy and I are devastated to hear of Kennys passing. You have gone through so much tragedy in such a shore period of time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tony Pelley

June 28, 2020

Words can never express the sadness I have for Kenny's passing. We worked on the Caribou together for many years and shared more laughs than I think I ever had with anybody else I ever met. His stories that he told me made many a day for myself and many of his shipmates. He met my wife when she was on the boat with me and they became fast friends as well. RIP old buddy you made my day more times than you ever knew and now you can rest easy knowing we all loved and miss having you in our lives forever. Deepest condolences to your wife and family. He is deeply missed and will never be forgotten.

Claudia Gouthro

June 27, 2020

Caroline and family. Wayne and I were very saddened to hear of Kenny’s passing. Our hearts go out to you at this very sad time. He was a lovely person and a good friend to me since high school. He loved you and the girls with all of his heart which was evident throughout the years. God bless you at this sad time.

Wayne Stacey

June 27, 2020

To The Family Of Kenneth Macleod. I am very sad to hear of Ken's Passing. I had the pleasure of working with Kenny many times during his career as a Purser. I had many laughs and many memories with him and we kept in contact from time to time by email and facebook chat. He was a super Fella and i have missed him but will truly miss him now. Another Great loss in this terrible year.
I am truly saddened by your loss and Please accept my utmost condolences.

Walter MacDonald

June 27, 2020

Carrie and I are saddened to hear of Kenny’s passing. Kenny and I began a friendship many years ago while I was working in the Gulf Service and he was Chief Purser. He was a very straight forward person who always told it the way was and wasn’t afraid to express his opinion on any issue that he felt strongly about. He sure expressed them to me many times. That was one of the things that I liked most about him. For many years after I retired, we always tried to re-connect with him during or many trips to Newfoundland. Kenny will be missed by all who knew him. We would like to express our sincere condolences to his family during this most difficult time.

Lloyd and Diane Gillis

June 27, 2020

So sad to hear of your loss . Thoughts and prayers to your family , God Bless