December 06, 2019
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Melvin Joseph MacNeil, age 72, passed peacefully at his home in Halifax on Dec. 6, 2019.
Melvin was a peaceful warrior making his way through the world with kindness and generosity. Facing many challenges, he walked (quite literally) through life with a quiet dignity that those who encountered him always felt. Melvin spent many years working and socializing with colleagues and friends at the CNIB. He was a music lover whose knowledge would surprise and delight his family and friends on a regular basis.
He is predeceased by his parents Neil and Genita (Gallant) MacNeil, baby brother James, brother-in-law Derek Dawe, and dear friend Sandy Doucette.
He is survived by his siblings: Sister Carmelita PVBM, Allan, Loretta Dawe, Rita, William (Audrey), Gloria Savidon (Clyde), Teddy (Dora), Paul (Clarice), Theresa MacDonald (Ivan), Gary (Daphne), Catherine Flynn (Fred), Hughie (Melva), Kevin (Amanda), Martin (Al); many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family is very grateful to Monica Flynn, the VG Palliative Care team and the nurses of the VON for their dedication and support.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday., Dec. 28, 2019 from 1-4pm at Jennys Place, 6211 Lady Hammond Rd, Halifax.
Visitation will be held in Stephenville, NL at Russell’s Funeral Home, 57 Prince Rupert Dr., Sun., Jan. 5, from 7-9 pm.
A celebration of his life will be held at St. Stephen’s Church, 78 West Street, Stephenville, NL on Mon., Jan. 6, at 10 a.m.
Interment will follow at Hillside Interfaith Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the CNIB, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice.
Sunday, January 05, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Russells Funeral Home
57 Prince Rupert Dr.
Stephenville, NL A2N 2Z5
Monday, January 06, 2020
St Stephens Parish
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Melvin MacNeil December 06 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Stephenville, Province: T-N