John Henry McNeil

    • John Henry McNeil
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    We regret to advise of the death of John Henry McNeil of Westville NS on 8 June 2009 at the Northumberland Veterans’ Unit in Pictou NS. John was 84 years old.

    John was born and raised in Westville. He was a Royal Canadian Engineer veteran of the Second World War and served in England, France, Belgium and Holland. He took part in 3rd Canadian Division’s assault on Normandy on D-Day.

    After the war, John worked for the Canadian National Railroad for 34 years before retiring. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was an avid curler with the Westville Curling Club, winning many trophies and awards. He also had a passion for harness horse racing. He was active in many organizations including Branch #35 Royal Canadian Legion Westville, Branch #28 Royal Canadian Legion Stellarton, the Normandy Veterans Association and the North Nova Scotia Highlanders Memory Club. 

    Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be on 12 June 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Eagles Funeral Home, Westville, NS. The Royal Canadian Legion will conduct a service at 6:30 PM at the Funeral Home. A private family committal will be held at a later date. Online condolences to the family may be sent to