MACKIN­NON, Joseph Michael

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

North Syd­ney

It is with heavy hearts that we an­nounce the sud­den pass­ing of our fa­ther, Joseph Michael MacKin­non, age 78, of North Syd­ney on Satur­day, May 27, 2017.

Born Novem­ber 29, 1938 he was a life­long res­i­dent of North Syd­ney, and was the son of the late Joseph and Sarah (MacNeil) MacKin­non. He had a wide va­ri­ety of jobs through­out his life. In the early 60’s he served with the Black Watch Sec­ond Bat­tal­ion. He later worked at the post of­fice and for Martell’s Con­struc­tion Com­pany. For a num­ber of years he ran a TV re­pair busi­ness and for a short time was a wed­ding pho­tog­ra­pher.

He was a de­vout Catholic and was a life­long member of St. Joseph Church, North Syd­ney. He would never miss Mass, and on more than one oc­ca­sion walked in a win­ter storm to dis­cover Mass had been can­celled due to the weather con­di­tions.

He was a loyal and pa­tient hus­band to our mother. They would have cel­e­brated their 50th wed­ding an­niver­sary June 3 of this year. He was an in­cred­i­ble and warm hearted fa­ther who in­stilled in his chil­dren the im­por­tance of fam­ily. He was a life­long learner, al­ways read­ing and learn­ing new skills. He taught him­self how to use a com­puter and pro­grams such as Pho­to­shop. He would fig­ure out how to build or fix any­thing in­clud­ing our fam­ily home.

He en­joyed spend­ing time with his fam­ily, camp­ing, hik­ing and cross coun­try ski­ing. He liked to chal­lenge him­self phys­i­cally. As a young man he was known to run from his home in North Syd­ney to Christy’s beach, swim across the late, swim back and run home.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Diane (Bau­doux); his chil­dren, Michael (Rhonda), Bed­ford, Michele (Kevin), Lunen­burg, Jen­nifer, Syd­ney and Jodi (Wally), Cole Har­bour; his grand­chil­dren, Emma, Tyler and Luke; his half-sis­ter, Fanny Prince, North Syd­ney.

He was pre­de­ceased by his broth­ers, Michael and Rod­die; sis­ter, Jessie; half-broth­ers, John, Earl, Ge­orge, Jim, Bar­ney, and half-sis­ters, Jose, Blanche, Edna, Sadie, Eve­lyn, Mary, Mamie and Chris.

Visi­ta­tion for Joe will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thurs­day in the W.J. Doo­ley Fu­neral Home, 107 Pleas­ant St., North Syd­ney. Fu­neral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Fri­day at St. Joseph Church, Archibald Av­enue with Rev. Pa­trick O’Neill of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Memo­rial dona­tions may be made to the North Syd­ney Food Bank, St. Joseph Church Im­prove­ment Fund or the North­side Gen­eral Foun­da­tion Wig Pro­gram. On­line con­do­lences may be sent to www.wj­doo­ley.com.

“Dad you will be sadly missed but the many fond memories will live in our hearts for­ever.

Rest in Peace.”

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