Neil Joseph McDonald
Neil McDonald of Moncton, died peacefully with his family by his side at the Dr. Georges L. Dumont University Hospital, on Monday, September 17, 2012 at the age of 58 years.
Born in New Waterford, NS on June 11, 1954 he was the son of Regis and Veronica (MacDonald) McDonald of New Waterford, NS. Neil trained and worked as an Electronics Technician with Transport Canada from 1973 till 1996. He then began working with NAV Canada as a manager at the Air Traffic Control Center in Riverview until his retirement 2 years ago. Neil was a member of St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church and was active in various ministries. He enjoyed life as a golfer and ballroom dancer, he kept busy puttering around the yard, and was always planning his next project.
He was predeceased by his daughter Shannon in 2004.
Neil was the rock of his family. He was dependable and always available with his support, love and advice. His family meant the world to him and he treasured his precious grandchildren.
Besides his parents Regis and Veronica, he is survived by his wife of 37 years Irene (Bates); daughters, Erin Miller and Heather Proudfoot; his five grandchildren, Rhys and Rowan Miller, and Aidan, Lily and Ainslie Proudfoot; sisters Helen (Pius) and Joy (Rob); brothers Regis (Anne), Stan (Sherry), and Tommy (Darlene); many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Shannon in June, 2004.
Visitation will be held at Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home, 171 Lutz St. on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm & 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
The funeral mass will be held at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 11:00 am with Father Allison Carroll officiating.
Interment will be in Our Lady of Calvary Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Donations in Neil's memory can be made to the the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, 620 Colborne St. Suite 301 London, ON N6B-3R9 (800-265-5106 or braintumour.ca) or to the Leon Richard Oncology Center at the Dr. George L. Dumont University Hospital.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home 171 Lutz Street Moncton, NB (506) 857-8564
Online condolences can be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca