Neil MacDonald, of Canton, died peacefully on January 12th 2022. He was 85 years old. Born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, he has lived in Canton for the past 51 years. Devoted husband of the late Edna MacDonald. Loving father of Brian S. MacDonald of Canton, Allyson M. Podgurski and her husband James of Canton, and Wayne A. MacDonald CFD of Canton and his girlfriend Liz. Proud grandfather of Morgan, Jimmy, and Katie. Brother of Ronnie MacDonald and his wife Josephine, and Sister Genevieve MacDonald, all of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He is also survived by his in-laws, Sister Bernice Smith, Gerry Andrews and his wife Fran, and Lori Birt, all of Prince Edward Island and Phyllis McQuaid of Nova Scotia. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings Isabel, Florence, Margaret, Buddy and his wife Pauline, Frank, and Jean Taylor and her husband Frank. Predeceased by in laws Bert Smith and his wife Eileen, Lucy Doyle and her husband Bernie, Mary Reilly and her husband Terry, Reg Smith, Anne Latimer, Marion Gilbert and her husband Jack, Emma Dalton and her husband Mel, Kay McKinnon and her husband Bud, and Pat Smith and his wife Marion. Neil enjoyed watching the Bruins, watching Morgan playing sports, attending Jimmy’s hockey games, and playing cards with Katie. He enjoyed being at MacDonald’s Auto Repair shop, working side-by-side with his sons. Visiting hours in the Pushard Family Funeral Home, 210 Sherman Street on Friday, January 21st from 4-7 P.M. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, January 22nd at St. Oscar Romero Parish (formerly St. John the Evangelist) 700 Washington Street, Canton. In lieu of flowers donations in Neil’s name may be made to Canton EMS Assn., 99 Revere Street, Canton, MA 02021, or L’Arche Cape Breton www.larchecapebreton.org.
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