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John MacEachern

John MacEachern

Born In: Maple Brook Inverness County
Born: January 23rd, 1926

Passed in: Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: February 1st, 2014

John MacEachern, 88, Port Hawkesbury, peacefully passed away Saturday, Feb.1, 2014, in the Port Hawkesbury nursing home.
John was born Jan. 23, 1926, to the late John A. and Sarah Anne (Gillis) MacEachern, in Maple Brook, Inverness County.
John lived in Maple Brook until he joined the Canada Army in 1944. He was part of the Occupational Forces and discharged in 1946. He then completed high school at the Canadian Veteran’s Training School in Moncton. He attended St. Francis Xavier University graduating with a B.Arts in 1952 and B. Ed in 1953.
John taught in Bras d’Or at Point Edward Navel base. In 1957, he joined the Vocational Education Division and from 1958-62 he served as Supervisor of Correspondence Instruction. In 1958 he married Catherine E. 'Kaye' Burke formerly of North Sydney. During 1962-63 he was Supervisor of Vocational High Schools. He joined the staff of the Cape Breton Regional Vocational School as vice-principal in 1963. In 1968 he became the first principal of the Canso Regional Vocational School until he retired with over 30 years of service in Vocational Education in 1986.
John is survived by his wife, Kaye; daughter, Anne Marie (Gary) Westenenk, North Bay, Ont.; son, Ian, Sedgwick, Alberta; son, Blaise (Cheryl Baldwin) Port Hawkesbury; son, Kevin (Dorraine Brophy), Dundee; daughter, Patricia, Halifax. Poppa John had 11 grandchildren, Gerda, Daniel, Heather, Kyle, Emily, Nicole, Katie, Jenna, Siobhan, Jade and Erin.
John was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Jessie Burchell, Allan, Donald, Mary, Tena Lamey, and Malcolm.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with vigil service at 7 p.m. (today) Friday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury, with Fr. Conrad Edwards officiating. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society or to St. Joseph Parish Building Fund.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.


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