MACLEOD, Don­ald M.

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

North Syd­ney/Lunen­burg

It is with sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of Don­ald Mur­doch MacLeod, age 93, on Mon­day, Au­gust 7, 2017. Don­ald passed peace­fully, with fam­ily at his side. Henry David Thoreau once said, “Live your be­liefs and you can turn the world around”. Don­ald truly em­bod­ied this sen­ti­ment, and had an im­pact on all who came in con­tact with him through­out his life through his kind and gen­tle char­ac­ter. Born Septem­ber 6, 1923 in Millville, Cape Bre­ton, he was the son of the late Dan K. and Mur­dena (Kerr). Whether it was as a fun lov­ing and jok­ing school kid (which never left him), liv­ing and thriv­ing on the Mill Pond, a young man who served Canada in the Mer­chant Marines, or as a lov­ing hus­band, part­ner, fa­ther and grand­fa­ther, Don­ald al­ways looked for, and found, the good in oth­ers (es­pe­cially chil­dren and dogs!!!). Don­ald was a true ex­am­ple of a gen­tle man. He loved the sea, and now will re­turn to it.

Don­ald is sur­vived by many who loved him, in­clud­ing his five chil­dren, Alan (Theresa), Honey (Bill), Roseann (Dave), Linda (Terry) and Don­ald (Mary Joan) as well as their mother, Mary Louise (McCarthy). Don­ald is also sur­vived by his sis­ter, Mae MacKen­zie; his nine grand­chil­dren, Alana, Amanda, Daniel, Kate, Erin, Alex, Laura, Kiera and Sam, and his great­grand­chil­dren, J.J., Stella and Sam.

Don­ald will also be dearly missed by his part­ner and companion of over 20 years Shirley McKay, along with her sons, Larry (Ch­eryl), their chil­dren, Me­lanie and Tan­ner, and Richard (Don), and the rest of the McKay fam­ily who played such an im­por­tant role in his life.

Don­ald was pre­de­ceased by his par­ents; sis­ters, Betty and Mary, and broth­ers, Al­lan, Dun­can and John.

The fam­ily wishes to ex­tend its great­est ap­pre­ci­a­tion for all of the love and care Don­ald re­ceived at Har­bourview Veter­ans Wing in Syd­ney Mines and the Fish­er­mans Memo­rial Hospi­tal in Lunen­burg over the past two years. Your care and thought­ful­ness will al­ways be re­mem­bered and trea­sured. Thank you for mak­ing his fi­nal days as com­fort­able as pos­si­ble.

There will be no vis­i­ta­tion by re­quest. A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will be held on Satur­day, Septem­ber 9, at the Bras d’Or Hall, 24 Villa Dr., Lit­tle Bras d’Or, be­tween 2 and 6 p.m. Spe­cial thoughts and re­mem­brances will be shared at 3:30. All are wel­come.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the care and di­rec­tion of W.J. Dooley Fu­neral Home, 107 Pleas­ant St., North Syd­ney.

On­line con­do­lences may be sent towww.wj­doo­

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