MAGEE, Winston Churchill
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Winston Churchill Magee, a dear
husband, father, and grandfather, on January 21, 2018. Winston was a man of great character and
strength who possessed a work ethic and determination that was unequalled. He was a lifelong
resident of Louisbourg for all but 15 of his 75 years.
Dad will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 54 years, Pearl; his sons, Leonard (Jo-Anne),
Eugene, Neil, Sean and Joseph (Michelle) and his only daughter, Cindy (Bernie). He is also
survived by brothers, Wayne (Kathy), Roger (Judy) and Charlie, by his Valley sisters-in- law,
Barbara (Marvin) Messom and Marguerite (Gordon) Messom, and his brother-in- law, Aubrey
(Leslie) Morris. Grampie loved to tease his 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and
humorously managed to escape the clutches of many a kiss-giving granddaughter. He was uncle
to 38 nieces and nephews.
Dad enjoyed life outdoors, peaceful times in his cabin in the woods or by a lake in his camper
with Pearl, and simple tasks like chopping kindling and adding to his wood piles. He was a
bricklayer and stone mason of 53 years and a 50-year member of the International Union of
Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. His career in construction included contributions to
landmarks across the country, most notably in the many Tim Horton’s outlets and children’s
camps. He was also a veteran, having served in the Canadian Navy as a young man. He was
skilled in many trades and his talents as an artisan blacksmith, carpenter and wood carver
produced many a treasured keepsake for his family. He was a self-taught man who loved to
learn, to read and had a thirst for knowledge that he loved to share – his IPad and a book were
always by his side. He sought knowledge through travel as well and enjoyed many journeys with
Pearl over the years. He will be missed by his fur-friends, Jackson, Abby and Hobo and his stray
gray-kitty. He was a member of Union Presbyterian Church in Mira, and served on their Board
Winston was predeceased by his mother and father when he was a child and by nine siblings,
Howard, Joe, Beecher, Dorothy, Mary, Margie, Annie May and two sisters in infancy. He was
also predeceased by his mother and father-in- law, Arden and Ada Morris.
In accordance with Dad’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial service for Winston
will be held at S. W. Chant and Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., in Sydney on Thursday,
January 25, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Donations in his memory may be made to Union Presbyterian Church in Albert Bridge or to the
Society for the Treatment of Autism.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.chantfuneralhome.ca.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Chant's Funeral Home.
Society for the Treatment of Autism
541 Charlotte St, Sydney NS B1P 1E6
Union Presbyterian Church
Albert Bridge NS