MCNEIL, Ron­ald ‘Ron­nie’

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

75, Glace Bay

It is with great sad­ness, that we, the fam­ily an­nounce the pass­ing of Ron­nie McNeil, age 75, after a coura­geous bat­tle with can­cer on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 3, 2017 at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hospi­tal, Syd­ney with his fam­ily by his side.

Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Bernard and Edith (Bent­ley) McNeil.

Ron­nie was em­ployed at the Devco Ma­chine Shop for over 25 years. He was also a vol­un­teer mem­ber of the Glace Bay Fire Depart­ment for 25 years. Ron­nie was a very faith­ful mem­ber of St. John’s Church in No. 2; and at one time was a mem­ber of the men’s club. He en­joyed go­ing for walks and bird watch­ing. But mostly, Ron­nie will be re­mem­bered as a very lov­ing and com­pas­sion­ate fam­ily man. He al­ways looked for the good in peo­ple.

Ron­nie is sur­vived by his best friend and com­pan­ion, his wife, Louise (McLean) McNeil; two daugh­ters, Paula (James) Ed­wards, Carolyn Mac­Don­ald (An­drew); one son, Ron­ald ‘R.J.’ (Karen); one sis­ter, Bar­bara MacNeil (An­thony ‘B’); one brother, Kevin McNeil; sis­ter in law, Mar­i­lyn Whee­liker; mother-in-law, Gen­nie McLean; in-laws; nieces; neph­ews; eight grand­chil­dren, Travis McNeil, whom he raised as a son, Justin, Jeff, An­drea MacLeod, Mor­gan, Cameron McNeil, Vic­to­ria, Scott Lewis and two great grand­chil­dren, Ry­lan and Karis MacLeod.

Be­sides his par­ents, Ron­nie was pre­de­ceased by his brother, Ge­orge Whee­liker; fa­ther-in-law, Tom McLean; son-in-law, Scott Lewis and his sis­ter-in-law, Beverly McNeil.

Vis­i­ta­tion will take place on Thurs­day from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGil­livray Fu­neral Home, 16 Re­serve Street, Glace Bay. The fu­neral mass, of­fi­ci­ated by Fr. Leo Boone is Fri­day at 11 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion at the Glace Bay Fire Hall. Fol­low­ing the fu­neral mass, Ron­nie will be cre­mated and in­terred in St. John’s Ceme­tery at a later date.

Memo­rial dona­tions in mem­ory of Ron­nie may be made to the Can­cer Cen­tre or Pal­lia­tive Care at the CBRH, Syd­ney. On­line con­do­lences to the fam­ily can be ex­pressed at: www.vjm­cgillivray.ca.

Your gentle face and pleas­ant smile With sad­ness we re­call You had a kindly word for each And died loved by all You are not for­got­ten loved one Nor will you ever be As long as life and mem­ory last

We will re­mem­ber thee.

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