NEAL, Glen­more

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -


With sad­ness, we the fam­ily of Glen­more J. Neal, re­gret to an­nounce his pass­ing on Mon­day, May 29, 2017, at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hospi­tal, Syd­ney. Born April 10, 1921, in Syd­ney, he was the son of the late Joseph and Olive (Grant­myre) Neal.

Raised in Point Ed­ward, Glen­more was known to all by “Newdy”, which stuck with him through­out his life. His ca­reer started as a young man driv­ing bus for Mike Sul­li­van. Dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, he served in the Cana­dian Armed Forces and was posted to var­i­ous mil­i­tary bases in Canada. Af­ter the Sec­ond World War, he con­tin­ued to be em­ployed with the mil­i­tary, work­ing at Point Ed­ward Naval Base as duty driver and then, was em­ployed with the Cape Bre­ton De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion at Point Ed­ward In­dus­trial Park as a heavy equip­ment op­er­a­tor, un­til his re­tire­ment in 1986. Glen­more was ac­tive through­out his life with the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Branch 12, Syd­ney, where he par­tic­i­pated in the an­nual poppy cam­paign and was ac­tively in­volved in the le­gion bowl­ing team. For many years, he was a boy scout leader at St. An­drew`s United Church, Syd­ney and Boy Scouts Canada. He also par­tic­i­pated for many years in the Fel­low­ship Bowl­ing League. Glen­more was a tal­ented mu­si­cian, play­ing var­i­ous string in­stru­ments at many kitchen par­ties with friends, John MacDougall, Skip­per LeDrew, Lloyd Bauer and Win­ston Young, along with oth­ers who would drop in from time to time.

Glen­more is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 63 years, He­len (MacDon­ald); daugh­ter, Hilma (Bill) Besso, Syd­ney; sons, Glen (Eleanor) and Trevor (Julie), Syd­ney; grand­chil­dren, Cathy (Dwayne), War­ren, Kim­berly (Adam) Ken­dall, Ti­mothy (Su­san Gal­lant) and Jeni (Tris­tan White); great-grand­chil­dren, Jenna (Au­drey Di­geo), Ja­cob, McKenna and Ge­or­gia. Also sur­viv­ing are his brother, James Hill and sis­ter, Muriel De­veaux.

He was pre­de­ceased by broth­ers, James “Jim” Neal, Calvin “Buck” Neal, Ed­die Mor­ri­son, Buster Mor­ri­son and Harry Hill; sis­ter, Oretha Hill; great-grand­son, Matthew.

The fam­ily would like to ex­tend a spe­cial thank you to his care­giver, Ann Gill, mem­bers of the MacDon­ald fam­ily, Dr. Greg My­att and staff of the An Cala Pal­lia­tive Care Unit at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hospi­tal.

Visi­ta­tion will take place at Syd­ney Memo­rial Chapel on Wed­nes­day, May 31 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at United Her­itage Church on Thurs­day 11 a.m., with Rev. Stephen Mills of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment in Hard­wood Hill Ceme­tery at a later date.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­ri­als may be made to the An Cala Pal­lia­tive Care Unit or United Her­itage Church.

Words of com­fort can be sent to the fam­ily at www. syd­neymemo­ri­

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