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John MacNeil

Born In: SYDNEY, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: February 15th, 1925

Passed in: Coldstream, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: July 13th, 2010

The death of John "Scotty" "Jack" Angelo MacNeil, husband of the late, Flora "Jean" MacNeil, occurred on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at Coldstream, BC. Born on February 15, 1925 at Sydney, NS, he was a son of the late John Alexander and Annie B. (Fleming) MacNeil. Scotty was a veteran of World War II, where he served as a Petty Officer with the Royal Canadian Navy and the Merchant Marines. He was a member of St. Augustine Parish Church, Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree Council #937, Traffic Club and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 22 Bayview. Scotty was also involved with the Naval Veteran's Association, the Board of Trade, the U.C.T and the Maritime Chamber of Commerce. Scotty is survived by his children, John MacNeil (Catherine) of Saint John, NB, Marie Griffiths (Marc) of Fredericton, Catherine Drescher (Dan) of Coldstream, BC, Cameron MacNeil of Fredericton, George MacNeil (Lynn) of Fort McMurray, AB, and David MacNeil (Jeanine) of Grand Bay-Westfield; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, sister Marie Maisonville, brother George Betty), as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his beloved wife of 62 years, Scotty is predeceased by his brothers, Hugh, Cameron, David and Michael, and his sister, Rachel MacDonald.
Although there will be no visitation, relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Wednesday, July 21 at 3 pm at St. Augustine's Church, Westfield, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. A reception will follow in the rectory. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 22 Bayview, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB. Funeral Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan's Bay View Funeral Home, 1461 Manawagonish Road, Saint John (634-7425). www.bayviewfh.com.




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