MACINTOSH, Leo

North Syd­ney

Cape Breton Post - - In Memoriam / Games -

On this sad day, we the fam­ily of Leo P. MacIntosh bid farewell to our Father, brother, un­cle, cousin, and friend. Born on June 21, 1958, Leo was the son of the late Fran­cis (Siss) Steele and Alvin MacIntosh, and left us on April 29, 2017.

Left to mourn Leo are his three great­est bless­ings, Katie (Alden Burke), Emily (Matthew Alder­son), and Daddy’s lit­tle girl, Han­nah, as well as their mother, San­dra Mur­phy MacIntosh. He is sur­vived by six sis­ters, Alv­ina (Dave) Jenk­ins, Christina (Wayne) Bell, Mar­garett (Rob) Gil­lis, Rod­ney (Hugh) O’Flynn, Diane (Shelly) Fer­ney­hough, and Donna (Kenny) Wil­lkie, along with his two broth­ers, Bud (Deb­bie) and Father Paul (Troy). Left also to mourn are his nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews who loved their Un­cle Leo and ral­lied from all over the country to be with him in his fi­nal days. He left be­hind many cousins, one spe­cial one be­ing Blaine Snow who was like a brother to him.

Be­sides his par­ents he was pre­de­ceased by his two broth­ers, Alec and Jackie. He was the grand­son of the late Quee­nie and Bernie Steele, and Katie and Hugh MacIntosh.

Leo was a mem­ber of St. Joseph’s Par­ish and over the years he was very ac­tive in church life in many parishes as a Eucharis­tic min­is­ter, work­ing Sun­day break­fasts, Par­ish coun­cil, a Fourth De­gree Knights of Colum­bus mem­ber and youth group leader.

Leo’s ca­reer was one in the fi­nance world, em­ployed with a va­ri­ety of banks be­fore find­ing his niche with TD Bank. He made many good friends along the way and helped start many in their own bank ca­reers. There he worked his way up to branch man­ager in Dart­mouth, Monc­ton, and fi­nally to his beloved Cape Bre­ton man­ag­ing the Syd­ney branch where he was awarded the TD Award of Ex­cel­lence. He was very com­mu­nity fo­cused and was in­volved with the Cape Bre­ton Cen­tre of Arts and De­sign, North­side Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion, and a mem­ber of the Board of Direc­tors at Cape Bre­ton Uni­ver­sity, where he grad­u­ated with a BBA in 2006. He also achieved a Hu­man Re­sources Des­ig­na­tion from St Mary’s Uni­ver­sity.

Visi­ta­tion for Leo MacIntosh will be held on Mon­day (to­day) May 1, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Syd­ney Mines. A Cel­e­bra­tion of his life will take place on Tues­day at 10 a.m. at St Joseph’s Church, North Syd­ney, with Fr. Paul MacIntosh cel­e­brant, and Fr. Patrick O’Neil co-cel­e­brant, with a re­cep­tion to fol­low.

In lieu of flow­ers do­na­tions in his name can be made to the Cana­dian Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion, Cape Bre­ton Branch.

Words of com­fort may be for­warded to Leo’s fam­ily at www. jmjobesfu­ner­al­home.com.

“Great heroes need great sor­rows and bur­dens, or half their great­ness goes un­no­ticed. It is all part of the Fairy Tale.” - Peter S. Bea­gle, The Last Uni­corn.

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