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Arthur "Art" MacQueen

September 28, 2018


Arthur Wellington ‘Art’ MacQueen


It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Art MacQueen, 71, of Dutch Brook. Art passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Glace Bay Hospital, 4North. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Duncan and Florence MacQueen.

Art is survived by his wife, Heather (Kennedy); daughter, Ashley (David Forrest) and son, Mark (Darlene); his precious grandchildren, whom he adored, Breton, Owen and Coltin Forrest; siblings, Mary (Wayne) Penny, Elaine (Charlie) Dixon, Kathy Hardy, Jimmy (Joanne Conn), Linda (Donnie) Robertson, Angus (Joanne MacPhee); brothers-in-law, David (Bev) Kennedy, Peter (Sheila) Kennedy. He will also be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews, and a special cousin, Sharron Parago. 

Art was employed for many years in the dairy industry, with Modern City, Cape Breton Dairy, Farmers, then on to Stones RV, and Louisbourg Fisheries. Art was very involved with sports all his life, playing hockey with various teams. Art played with the Cape Breton Post Bombers and Sydney Millionaires, and also played in the fastball league for many years. Art had a love and passion for racing and antique cars. He was an avid hunter and loved spending time on the water with a fishing rod in his hand, but most of all, he loved teaching his grandchildren to skate, play hockey and go four-wheeling, they were his pride and joy. Art had a smile and a story, for everyone he met, he was loved by all. 

Art was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Ray and Betty Kennedy; brother-in-law, Walter Hardy, and brother, Donald MacQueen. 

The family would like to thank the staff of 4A, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, and 4 North, Glace Bay Hospital, for all their love and care during his stay. 

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 12-2 p.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Sydney, with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Rev. Robert Lyle officiating. Burial to follow in Oakfield Cemetery, Mira. 

Donations in Arts memory can be made to, Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Bethel Presbyterian Church. 


Donations may be made to:

Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation

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