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.