George Carleton Macaskill
Englishtown, Nova Scotia
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of George Carleton Macaskill, age 75, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, following a courageous struggle with cancer. George was born in Englishtown on Nov. 3, 1941 to the late John A. and Margaret Macaskill. Self-employed, George lived most of his life in Ross Ferry. George will be sadly missed by his wife, Marguerite (Mackenzie); daughter, Jennifer Daisley (Sheldon) and son, Alan (Glenda). He is also survived by brothers, Kennie (Lillian), Norman (Pat), Angus (Marion) and John A. (Donelda); sisters, Jane Macpherson, Carola Macdonald (Roddie) and Barbara Egan; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, George was predeceased by his twin brother, Archibald; brother, Allister (Donna); sisters, Laura Dauphney (AJ), Jessie Mudge (Tom), Anna Wilson (Jim), Tena Munro (Jim), Emiline Campbell (Carl) and brothers-in-law, Malcolm Macpherson and Leo Egan. A memorial service to celebrate the life of the late George Carleton Macaskill was held on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Drummond Memorial United Church. A private family interment will take place in the church cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of George can be made to the Drummond Memorial United Church Cemetery Fund, Cape Breton Regional Hospital Cancer Centre Fund, Gaelic College Foundation or charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com.