William Allister “Al” MacNeill, 86, of Dieppe, passed away on Thursday, September 21st, 2006 at the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Hospital.
Born in Moncton, NB, he was the son of the late Guy and the late Maud (née: Frampton) MacNeill.
Mr. MacNeill will be sadly missed and greatly remembered as the person who opened his heart and home to over 500 children. He always had a joke and a ready smile for everyone he met. Al was a WW II veteran, having served with the air force. Al had retired from T. Eaton Co., and was also an avid bowler.
Mr. MacNeill is survived by three daughters: Theresa and Sandy (Eric) LeBlanc, both of Dieppe and Sheila of Moncton; two sons: Brian (Cathy) and Omer, both of Dieppe; numerous foster children; four sisters: Gertrude Steeves of Moncton, Louisa Paige of Riverview, Joyce Turner of Rothesay and Juanita (Dick) McLeod of Sackville; one brother, Henry of Barrie, ON; four grandchildren: Jason, Shelly, David and Troy; six great grandchildren; Ashley, Tanisha, Courtney, Riley, Alexander and Jayden as well as by several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Rita in 1999; four sisters: Alice, Martha, Geraldine and Connie; three brothers: Everett, Douglas and Clifford and also by two grandsons: Christopher and Shawn.
Visitation will be held from the Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, 857-1901, on Monday, September 25th, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.
The legion will be holding a prayer service on Monday evening at 7 pm. Funeral mass will be celebrated from Ste-Therese Roman Catholic Church, on Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 at 11am.
Interment in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Dieppe, NB.
Donation to the NB Lung Association would be appreciated by the family.