It is with great sadness that we, the family of John Charles MacNeil announce his passing at Sydney, Nova Scotia on June 8th , 2018.
Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, John was the son of the late John Murdock MacNeil and Sarah (Burchell) MacNeil.
John spent his working life in retail working in various management roles with the Met
and Canadian Tire. He was lovingly known as “John C. (Met)” in Glace Bay. As a
lifetime North ender, John was also heavily involved at the former Sacred Heart
Church and the Holy Angels Convent. Fondly referred to as “Papa John” his
grandchildren were his heart and joy. John was also a dedicated sports fan who loved
the New York Yankees. He also loved western movies and was a huge John Wayne
John is survived by his spouse, Lorraine (Corriveau) MacNeil, his children, Mark
MacNeil of Sydney, Michelle Samson (Jason) of Halifax, Monique MacKay (Damian)
of Mira Gut and Michael MacNeil (Britney) of Sydney, his grandchildren, Joshua
Samson, Christian Samson, Jeremiah Samson, Gabrielle Samson, Bradie MacKay,
Samantha MacKay, Ella MacKay and Peter MacNeil, his siblings Dan MacNeil
(Jackie), Mary Matheson (Sheldon), Alberta “Bertie” Van de Riet (Chris), Brian
MacNeil, his mother in law, “Joey” Corriveau, and many loving nieces, nephews and
John is predeceased by his parents, John Murdock MacNeil and Sarah (Burchell)
MacNeil and his aunts and uncles, including Uncle Dan “Ninnie” MacNeil.
John’s Funeral will be held at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church located at 381 Whitney
Ave, Sydney, NS B1P 5A8 on June 12 th , 2018 at 11:00 am. A reception will follow. A
visitation will be held at Chant’s Funeral home located at 564 Alexandra St, Sydney,
NS B1S 2G8 on June 11 th , 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
A special thank you to John’s “guardian angels” who helped care for him.
Donations in memory of John Charles MacNeil can be made to the NS/NB ALS
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.chantfuneralhome.ca.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chant’s Funeral Home.