Charles Edward (Doctor) MacNeil
Born In: Ottawa Brook
Born: May 27th, 1930
Passed on: January 19th, 2013
It is with great sadness today, we say goodbye to our respected brother, uncle and friend 'Charlie' at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital in Baddeck on Jan. 19, 2013, Charlie passed away with family members by his side following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Ottawa Brook on May 27, 1930, he was the son of the late Mary Agnes (MacNeil) and Jim Alex MacNeil. Charlie left home at an early age in search for work which took him to Ontario and on to B.C. where lasting friendships were made and the many cherished memories which he shared with us through his stories. In 1969 he returned home to help run the family farm proudly driving his new dodge dart. He was employed part time on the C. Monty MacMillan ferry in Iona and also on the snowplow in the area until illness prevented him from working. He took great pride in the farm and spent countless hours cutting the grass. He spoke often about our family reunion in 2006 and how pleased he was about the number of family members that came out to celebrate his 80th birthday in 2010. In his pastime he enjoyed playing cards especially cribbage and auction, doing daily crosswords and was quite the avid dart and chess player.
Charlie is survived by sisters, Theresa Butts, Toronto, Catherine Campbell, Grand Mira, Katie (Art) Ley, Fredericton; brother, John Sidney (Mary) MacNeil, Westmount; sister-in-law, Margie MacNeil, Westmount and Marguerite MacNeil, MacKinnon's Harbour. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers, Michael James, Joseph Pius, John Archie, Duncan, Jimmy and a brother John in infancy, brothers-in-law, Alex Campbell and Bill Butts, sister-in-law Margaret (MacCluskey) MacNeil.
Charlie's family are honouring his wishes. There will be no visitation or service. Cremation will take place under the care of MacAskill's Funeral Home, Baddeck. Private family interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, MacKinnon's Harbour. Donations in Charlie's memory may be made to the C.B. Cancer Patient Fund or the IWK Health Care Foundation which he faithfully supported.
Charlie had a phrase (toodle do) that he was known to use when he was on the way out the door. To you Charlie, from your family (toodle do) be at peace.