John Wayne MacLennan
Our precious and loving father, husband, grandfather, uncle, brother, and loving friend to many has been carried safely home in the arms of Jesus. After a brief battle with cancer, Wayne passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 22, 2019, at the Northside General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Millville, Wayne was a dedicated husband of 50 years to his best friend Ann MacLennan (King). He is survived by his daughter Wanetta MacLennan (Young), Millville, his son John Wayne Jr. MacLennan (Jean), Moncton, NB, sisters Debbie Cann (John), and Donna MacEachern (Winston), brother Danny MacLennan (Darlene), special niece Melissa Cann, his sisters-in-law Eileen MacLennan and Darlene MacLennan, all of whom he loved dearly, as well as many cherished nieces and nephews. We were all blessed to be close in heart and home. His precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the love of his life. His princess granddaughter Grace MacLennan was his little prodigy and best friend. His littlest sidekicks and best buddies were Ben and Kenzie MacLennan. Special grandson Hunter MacLennan. Family meant everything to Wayne, and his love and compassion was passed on through his legacy from generation to generation. He cherished each and every one of them.
Wayne was an alcohol/drug councillor where he was a sponsor for over forty years. A minister of faith and a blessing to anyone who crossed his path in life. He gave so freely so others could gain. He was a lighthouse keeper until joining the family company, Timberlake Construction. He then moved on after retirement with his daughter to further the sheet metal industry and support at risk youth and invest in his grandchildren, whom he wanted to leave a lasting legacy.
He was predeceased by his parents Wallace and Jean MacLennan, special grandmother Dolena MacDonald, whom he adored, who was like a mother, his brother Melvin MacLennan (Eldene), Jesse and Billy MacLennan, and niece Melanie MacLennan-Fraser.
Visitation for Wayne MacLennan will be held on Friday, December 27, 2019, from 6-8 pm in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A celebration of life will be held at the former St. Anthony Daniel’s church in Sydney – Cape Breton Harvest Community church, 105 Alexander St., Sydney, on Saturday at 2 pm with Pastor Bill Legge officiating, where his life will be celebrated together in song, sharing the Gospel and uplifting everyone as a family in his honour. Donations in his memory may be made to a youth charity of choice.
Special thanks to the medical personnel and palliative care unit at the NSGH. You will never be forgotten. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Wayne MacLennan 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Sydney-Mines, Province: Nova Scotia