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Brian A. MacNeill


Brian A. MacNeill


 It is with great sadness that we announced the passing of Brian A. MacNeill, age 75, of Dieppe, NB;  A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He passed away at The Moncton Hospital, on Monday, May 04, 2020. He was born in Moncton, and was the son of the late Al and Rita MacNeill. 

An avid outdoorsman all his life, he was more at home out in the wilderness than in the middle of city life, and he spent many years as a professional hunting guide, known to his hunting and muzzle-loading friends as "Bear Claw" - a name he wore with pride.  He was a proud member of the Buckskinners Muzzleloading Association Ltd. 

He was an active huntsman's, fisherman, tradesman's in leatherwork and loved to paint.  Most of his numerous paintings were painted from memory - a lot of them being scenes depicting the woodland areas he had seen and loved. 

He is survived by his loving wife of  51 years, Catherine MacNeill; three sons, Jason (Carole) of Georgetown, ON; David (Tammy) of Dieppe and Troy (Sarah) of Riverview; grandchildren Ashley, Tanisha, Courtney, Alexander, Jayden and Claire; great grandson, Marshall; three sisters, Sandy LeBlanc (Eric), Sheila MacNeill and Theresa MacNeill; one brother Omer MacNeill as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one son Shawn MacNeill 2006. 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be announced. 

Donations in Brian's memory made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers & Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544

Online condolences can be made  at


Service Location
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be announced

Burial Location
Cremation Services provided by Tuttle Brother Crematorium, Coverdale Rd. Riverview

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society