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David Scott MacNeil

June 15, 1946 — June 4, 2024

Sydney

It is with heavy hearts, that we, the family of Scott (David) MacNeil, announce his sudden and peaceful passing at home on June 4th, 2024. He was born in Sydney, NS to the late Neil Edward and Rose Alice MacNeil.

Survived by his loving wife of 53 years Ann (Bagnell) MacNeil, daughters Sandra (Louise), Sydney, Loretta (Danny MacKinnon), Sydney, Mary Ann (Frank Pearson), Mount Uniacke, Cheryl (Chris O’Handley), Sydney, Donna (Trent MacDonald), Sydney, Rose Ann (John McGuigan), Albert Bridge, and Kristin, Westmount. Grandchrildren, David, Chrystal, Blake, Allison (Jack), Riona, Emma, Rebecca, Kolton, Patrick, Tayton, and Samantha. Great grandchildren, Caidence, Jack, Levi, Isabelle, and Lainey.

Also survived by his brother Sandy MacNeil (Jean) Sydney. Sisters, Alice Planetta, Lake Ainsley, Marjorie Vienneau (Jesse), Kanata, Donna Aucoin (Francis), Embrun, Sharon Chipman, Hamilton. Derek Coates, NFLD, and his special gal pals Peggy and Maisie along with countless neices, nephews, and extended family.

He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Richard (Butch) Chipman, Biff MacNeil, and brother-in-law Dan (Donnie) Planetta. His sister Mary Coates, and sister-in-law Sharon MacNeil and Betty Chipman.

Scott followed in his father’s footsteps as a painter. He loved fishing, music, and spending time with his family.

Scott had a passion for music and playing instruments and was well known back in the day for playing in the band “The Northerners” for many years. You could always count on Scott to sing and bang on a guitar at a campfire or after party. Scott also carried around a fishing pole, line, and hook, because there was not a water hole he would pass by. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Scott loved to read the bible. He especially loved to attend his Monday meetings with Stuart and Bonnie and enjoyed sharing a positive thought of what he learned. Scott’s faith in Jehovah and the promise the bible has for better times in the future, carried him through his tougher times.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, and there will be no visitation. Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 2pm, 786 Alexandra Street, Sydney. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

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Kingdom Hall of Jehovah

786 Alexandra Street, Sydney, NS

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