It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we, the family announce the passing of Joe MacLeod on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Victoria Haven Nursing Home after a courageous battle with diabetes. He was born in New Waterford on Nov 10, 1947, the son of Mary Agnes MacLeod and her husband Thomas Chiasson and was the loving husband of the late Kathleen (Kay) MacNeil of Gardiner Mines.
Joe will be sadly missed by his loving daughter Tracy and son Edward (Kim); sisters Annette (Ronnie), Irene (Brian), Mary (Dave), Shelley (Janine); brothers Davy (Donna), Marven, Eddy, Louie (Sharon); sister-in-law Lorraine Lewis (late Gerald Lewis); brother-in-law Finlay MacNeil and wife Verna as well as many nieces and nephews.
Joe was predeceased by daughter Sharon and son Darrell; brother Danny and biological father Frank House.
He was dearly loved and raised by James and Mary (Perfect) MacLeod and cherished by many aunts and uncles. Joe had a very special place in his heart for his grandchildren Breton, Edward, James, Jolene, Jessy and great-grandchild Ciara. He enjoyed his time spent with his good friend Ruth Whalen who card for Joe dearly.
He had many friends and interests, he enjoyed playing pool and darts, loved to spend time at the pensioners club. Joe was an avid walker and would be seen all over town by many. He loved to talk about the wonderful memories he had from his past. He had a strong belief in his faith that helped him on his journey home.
Our appreciation to the staff of Victoria Haven Nursing Home and 3rd floor of the New Waterford Consolidated Hospital.
Many thanks to all the doctors and nurses at the Dialysis Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and special thank you to Anna Deveaux (Joes personal secretary) and to all the support given from the Palliative Care team.
Cremation has taken place. A chapel service will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Deacon Leo Penny officiating followed by a luncheon at the K.O.C, Plummer Ave, all are welcome. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave, New Waterford, 902-862-7500. To send online condolences, go to: www.mclellanfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit or the Diabetes Association.