Born In: Bridgeport
Born: November 25th, 1922
Passed on: November 11th, 2012
It is with great sadness we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Donald MacLeod, a resident of Taigh Na Mara, formerly of Wesley Street and Sterling Road, Glace Bay.
Born in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Daniel MacLeod and Mary Anne (MacIntrye) MacLeod.
He was adherent of Warden United Church.
At a young age Donald began work on the railroad before joining the military to serve overseas, in England, France, Belgium and Holland. Upon his return to civilian life at the end of the Second World War, Donald took up employment in the coal mines of Cape Breton until his retirement.
Donald was predeceased in September 2005 by his wife of 63 years, Violet (Snow) MacLeod.
They are survived by their children, Nelson (Annette), Kingston, Ont., Ann (Kevin) Strong, Glace Bay, Allister (Maureen), Glace Bay, and Stewart (Jo-Ann), Little Narrows. He will also be missed by grandchildren, Don (Kim) MacLeod, Renfrew, Ont., Dianna (Ross) Dafoe, Belleville, Ont., Arlene (Shawn) Bruckschwaiger, Sydney, Heather Strong (Jon Patterson), Glace Bay, Sean MacLeod, Quebec, Shealene (Joey) Barrett, Glace Bay, Crystal (Matthew) Doyle, Fort McMurray; step-grandchildren, Shelise Morgan, Ontario, Patrick and Jason Jessome, Edmonton; and also 20 great-grandchildren.
Donald is also survived by brothera-in-law, Freddie Snow, Ontario, Lloyd (Vangie) Snow, Reserve Mines, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Besides his parents and wife, Donald was predeceased by siblings, Daniel and twin, Katie (late Edward) Borgal, Agnes (late Sonny) Gilmore, Alec (late Ruth) and William (Corrine), daughter-in-law, Judy MacLeod, grandson, Donald Fraser MacLeod and great-grandson, Landon Doyle.
Donald will be remembered as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, proud veteran and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Our family would like to thank Dr. MacLean and the staff of Taigh Na Mara for their care over the past five years.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St. from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Goodfellow officiating with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com.