Reverend Doctor Ian Grant MacLeod, 80
Baddeck / Sydney Mines
Reverend Doctor Ian Grant MacLeod, aged 80, of Baddeck and formerly Sydney Mines passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, surrounded by loved ones.
Born in North Sydney on January 25, 1937, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Grant) MacLeod.
He graduated from Acadia University, Wolfville with a Bachelor of Arts in 1958. He graduated from Knox College, Toronto with a Bachelor of Divinity and was ordained to the ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1961. He was further honored with a Doctorate of Divinity from Knox College in 2001.
He served congregations in Elmsdale, Hardwood Lands, Dean, Baddeck, St. Ann’s, and Sydney Mines. He served various positions in the local, regional and national Presbyterian organization, including clerk of the Presbytery for over 29 years and Moderator of the Synod in 1973. He retired to Baddeck in 2000.
He was an accomplished soloist and musician, often in demand for weddings, funerals and other occasions.
Ian is survived by his wife Joan (MacCuish) and sons Grant (Elaine) MacLeod, Fall River and Roddie (Theresa) MacLeod, Baddeck and sister Mildred MacLeod, Windsor NS. He was the beloved Grampie of Carrie MacLeod, Halifax and Natasha and Elena MacLeod, Fall River.
There will be no visitation. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Reverend Ian Grant MacLeod will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2017 at 10:00 am in Knox Presbyterian Church, Baddeck with Reverend Brian MacLeod officiating. A reception will take place at the church following the service. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com
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