MACINTYRE, John Andrew
It is with great sadness that we the family announce the peaceful passing of John Andrew MacIntyre, (Andy) on Thursday September 29, 2022, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Sydney, on May 31, 1948, he was the son of the late John and Catherine “Kay” (Ramsay) MacIntyre.
Andrew was known as the “Cool” guy in his younger years when he attended Sydney Academy and later ripping through the streets of Sydney in his Super Bee. He was employed with Irving Oil in New Brunswick for several years before retiring and returning to live in Sydney. He was an avid painter and held a display of his works in a local art show. You can find his work on the walls of homes, Hospitals and Court Houses around the country. Andrew’s photography was well known around Cape Breton; he loved to photograph and paint architectural buildings. Andrew’s love for his dog was unmeasurable; many will remember him in Wentworth Park with his dog, Treasure, climbing the tree.
One of Andrew’s greatest accomplishments was his Trans-Atlantic Crossing where he joined a crew and ventured across the Atlantic in a replica Viking Ship. The crew was forced to abandon the vessel off the coast of Newfoundland where they were rescued by a passing French Freight Liner. He would love to relay this story to anyone who was interested.
If you were fortunate enough to run into Andrew on the street, you would have been entertained by one of his stories or jokes. He was quite a raconteur. One of his many talents was his ability to make the most amazing meals and was famous for his chowder and pea soup, which would take him two days to create.
Andrew is survived by his daughters Amber (Darrell) Young, Sydney and Jessie MacAulay, Vancouver, grandsons Colton and Caelan Young, sisters Lynda Lou (Steve Purcell), Kathy, Maribeth (Brad Drover), Joanna, Terrie (Anthony Rostek), Marie Alayne, Buffy (Daniel Barnett), brothers Joey (Nicole), Tony (Donna Grant) and Jamie (Maureen), Amber’s mother, Cheryl MacIntyre and his best girl/dog, Treasure. He was also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, too many to mention. Andrew was also blessed with many great friends who he admired and respected.
We would like to acknowledge the amazing staff at the Regional Hospital especially the staff in the Emergency, ICU and Paramedics who were so kind and caring to Andrew. You are angels on earth, and we cannot thank you enough.
There will be no visitation or funeral by Andrew’s request. A graveside service will be held in St. John’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Ingonish, on Wednesday October 5, 2022, at 11:30 with Rev. Carolyn Sharpe officiating.
Memorials may be made to the SPCA.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Andrew MacIntyre 2022..
Décès pour la Ville: Sydney, Province: Nova Scotia