71, Ben Eoin

It is with heavy hearts and sadness we announce the passing of Reginald ‘Rege’ Aubrey McIntosh, Nov. 21, 1940 – Nov. 18, 2012, in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, with his family and relatives by his side.

Born in Glace Bay, Rege was the son of the late John McIntosh and Rita (Stephens) McIntosh.

In his earlier days, Rege was an employee with the Bank of Commerce, Regional Housing and Avco Finance. He spent the last five years working security in Membertou, enjoying his time there. Rege’s family, children and grandchild were his life. He enjoyed spending time on his Sea Doo in Ben Eoin and could always be found working on his crossword puzzles. He coached minor league hockey and spent considerable time working on his home in Ben Eoin. He enjoyed his evenings in the basement watching the news with his dog, Sandy. Rege will be remembered by family and friends as a person who was willing to help and having a great sense of humor.

Rege will be sadly missed by his wife, Shirley (Morrison); daughter, Robyn (Robby) Whittier; son, Dean (Veronica) Martinez and grandchild, Conrad Whittier. He is also survived by sisters, Carol (Louis) Cote, Oakville, Ontario, Claire (Robert) Hickox, Riverview, New Brunswick, Anne (Allan) MacPhee, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and Suzanne (Michel) Dallaire, Trois Riviere, Quebec. Rege will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation and funeral service to celebrate the life of Reginald ‘Rege’ Aubrey McIntosh will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.) on Monday, November 26, 2012. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 12 – 1 p.m. with service to follow at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area following the service. Interment will be announced at a later date.

Donations in memory of Rege may be made to SPCA or Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                        Online Condolences

We are so sorry to hear of Rege’s passing.People who knew Rege,knew a very good man.Our hearts go out to his family.
From:  Adrian/Joan Martell

Old Bay friend…dear Shirley and Family and Carol, Claire and Anne and families…so sorry to read of Reg’s passing. Remember him as a great guy.  I offer deep condolences from all the Ford Family from Hillside…Dolena
From:  Dolena (Ford) AuCoin

Wish to extend my condolences to you and your family and Rege’s sisters.
From:  Valerie Matheson

Always sad to lose a personel friend and my condolences to shirley and family.
From:  John Hart

To Shirley and Family, I was deeply saddened to learn of Rege’s passing. I will always remember the times I enjoyed talking to him nearly every Monday Morning for more that 6 years. I would rush to get the new puzzle books out for when he got there and we would have a few minutes to talk about the past weeks events. His great sense of humor always gave me a good chuckle. I remember how happy he was when his grandson was born. I also remember how encouraging he was when my son got sent back to Afghanastan after only being home for 7 weeks. He was truly a great friend and when I stopped doing the magazines at Super Valu I missed my Monday morning Buddy. May he rest in peace.
From:  Ann Marie MacDonald and Family

Dean, Robyn, Shirley & Family My sincerest condolences for your loss. I have not seen Rege in many years but I have fond memories of his humour and good cheer. When I was in High School Rege recruited me to volunteer for the Gymnastics events in the Canada Games with him. We had some good times and many a chat on the drive to and from the event. He had the rare ability to put an uncomfortable teen at ease. We also discussed in some detail the type of man Dean was. In the end we both agreed you were a good guy.  He didn’t need much convincing.
From:  Rob Jerrott

Claire, Robert and fFmily, Sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:  Mary and Layton Johnston & Family