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Eleanor 'Tootsie' Macneil

 MACNEIL, Eleanor ‘Tootsie’   Cape Breton  It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Eleanor ‘Tootsie’  MacNeil (nee MacNeil) announce her sudden passing on July 5, 2019 at the Q.E.II hospital in Halifax. Born in Glace Bay, Nova
MACNEIL, Eleanor ‘Tootsie’ Cape Breton It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Eleanor ‘Tootsie’ MacNeil (nee MacNeil) announce her sudden passing on July 5, 2019 at the Q.E.II hospital in Halifax. Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on February 23, 1936, Tootsie was the daughter of the late John R. and Mary MacNeil. Having grown up on Row St., Bridgeport, Tootsie spent the majority of her life living and working in Glace Bay until the last five years when she resided in Bedford, NS with Erin. Tootsie was a member of Legion Branches 125 and 3 where she loved to play darts and enjoy her time with her friends. She also played darts at the Sergeant’s Mess and the Army & Navy Club in Glace Bay. Tootsie loved a good joke and loved to laugh with friends and family. She also loved to cook and bake for family and friends but her biggest love was for her children and grandchildren. She always ended each and every telephone conversation with either “I love you too, darlin’” or “Good night and God bless”. Left to mourn are her children, Chris (Pam), Glace Bay, Erin, Bedford, Francine, Mississauga, Michael Moseychuck, Antigonish and Eileen Laffin-Carrigan, Canso. Also left to mourn are grandchildren, Kelsey and Breton, Mississauga and Kaitlyn, Cambridge. Toostie was also dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her sisters, Gerry, Winnipeg, Sheila, Winnipeg and brothers, Rod (Buddy), Tanglewood and Don, Winnipeg. As well as many nieces and nephews. As well as her parents, Tootsie was predeceased by her husband, Francis MacNeil; her sisters, Patsy and Joan; her brothers, Tommy, Johnny, Kenny, Dinnie, and two grandsons in infancy. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the QEII hospital staff in Halifax including Dr.'s MacSwain and Bussey and the wonderful nurses and staff of the emergency department and 8.3 as well as the Dr.’s and nurses and staff at Cobequid Medical Centre in Lower Sackville, NS. Your care, concern and compassion will never be forgotten. In keeping with Tootsie’s wishes, there will not be a visitation but there will be a memorial service at a later date in Glace Bay. Cremation has already taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tootsie’s name can be made to her favourite charity, Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital or to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.

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