It is with heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of our precious father, on April 17th, 2022, 5 days after his 86th birthday. Predeceased by his beloved wife Diane (nee Morel). Loving father of Lindsay, John (Brittany), Heather, Leslie, and Rory. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Born April 13, 1936, in Iona, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, son of Malcolm Dan MacNeil and Christie Ann MacNeil (nee MacDonald). He is predeceased by his siblings, Norman, Mary Muto, Peter, Theresa Brown, Dorothy Mercer and survived by siblings Patricia Stockfish, Catherine Partington and Malcolm. As a teenager he spent summers working on the CN railway known as the “extra gang” from Sydney to Port Hawkesbury Cape Breton. John began his military career in 1956 as a member of the military police until 1986. Thereafter he joined the Corp commissionaires until 2015. Dad was a hard-working man, who loved family get-togethers listening to music and animals especially his beloved dogs Hailey and Marty. He was known for his witty dry sense of humour, his words of divine wisdom, the pranks he liked to pull, but most of all he had the warmest of hearts that never turned anyone away. Dad was the best father anyone could have and will be missed beyond words. Rest in heavenly peace Dad. Your loving children and family. Family will be receiving visitors at the McGuinty Funeral Home on Friday, April 22, 2022, from 1-3 pm. A celebration of life will be held in Iona, Nova Scotia in the summer. Donations made to Alzheimer’s Society, or the North Bay Humane Society would be gratefully appreciated by the family.
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