Our Dad, Douglas Oscar MacLeod "Doug", passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a sudden cardiac arrest on Friday, December 2nd, 2022. He was a son of the late Reginald and Ellen MacLeod of Abercrombie. Doug grew up in Abercrombie where he lived and served his community his entire life, from teaching Sunday School to square dancing, volunteering at the Community Center and his biggest accomplishment that he was so proud of was his custodian work at the Abercrombie Cemetery which is one of the envies of the county. Doug’s work ethnic was well known from his beginnings as a bread driver for Eastern Bakeries to his time as a mechanic at Danny Stewart’s garage in Westville, later moving into the retail business where he worked for Sobeys for over 20 years. Doug then tried his hand at entrepreneurship opening his own business, "Macleod’s Lawn and Garden Care", where his passion for gardening was evident. After that, he went back to retail at the Super Store where he spent another 20 years before retiring. Doug was a hard worker but always made time to develop friendships which he carried on for years. A special thank you to Mike and Matt for the friendship they shared with our dad. He loved country music and dancing and when Doug and Marilyn took the floor they were the spotlight and a joy to watch. Doug also loved to spend time working in his garage on his lawn equipment and tinkering with crafts. His work ethic was evident with everything he did. Doug passed this trait on to all his children.
Doug is survived by son, Paul (Cindy) MacLeod, Plymouth; daughter, Denise (Allan) Avery, Hazel Glen; and son, Wayne (Sarah) MacLeod, Ottawa; his grandchildren, Alyssa (Nick) Munro, Hayley (Dylan) Beaton, Nicole (Conor) McCarthy, Rochelle (Luke) Langille, Renee (Eric) Rector, Tara (Ben) McDonald, Dylan MacLeod, and Aaron Macleod and by his great-grandchildren, Ethan and Amber Munro, Lyra Beaton, Feile McCarthy, Noah and Olivia Rector and Evan McDonald. He is also survived by brothers, Reg (Sharon) MacLeod, Roger MacLeod; brother-in-law, Nolan Webster; sister-in-law, Zeana Hollis; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn (MacKenzie); brother, Robert; sisters, Mabel (Hayden) and Barb (Webster); and brother-in-law, Tom Hayden.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours from 4-7pm on Monday, December 5th at R.H. Porter Funeral Home, 55 Almont Ave., New Glasgow. The funeral will be held Tuesday, December 6th at 11:00 am from First Presbyterian Church, 208 MacLean Street, New Glasgow. Burial to follow in the Abercrombie Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Abercrombie Cemetery or a charity of your choice.