Jerome “Jerry” MacNeil

    • Firefighter Jerome “Jerry” MacNeil
    • DND Fire Service

    We regret to advise of the death of Firefighter Jerome “Jerry” MacNeil on 26 February 2020 at the Abbey Lane site of the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Halifax NS at age 98 years.  Born in Harbourview, Cape Breton, Jerry was a veteran of the Second World War who fought with the XII Winnipeg Dragoons in the 4th Canadian Armoured Division. He moved to Halifax after the war and served a 40-year career with the Department of National Defence Fire Service.

    Jerry was an active and outgoing resident at the Berkeley Gladstone retirement living building for seniors. He was a founding and lifetime member of Canadian Forces Base Halifax Curling Club, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1097 for over four decades, He was also a member of Brightwood Golf Club and the Legion for many years and was a long-time volunteer at Camp Hill.

    Visitation will be Wednesday, 4 March 2020 at Cruikshank’s Funeral Home (2666 Windsor Street) from 2 until 4:00 and from 6 until 8:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta (St. Stephen’s) on Robie Street at 11:00 AM on Thursday 5 March. A reception will follow in the church hall. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. No flowers by request; donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home. {khMar20}