Whitney Pier
It is with great sadness that we, the family regret to announce the passing of John ‘Tossie’ MacQueen, at the age of 84 years, on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born in Sydney, Tossie was the son of the late Angus and Sadie (Spears) MacQueen.

Tossie was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church.

In early years, Tossie was employed with CJCB Television and prior to retirement in 1982, he was owner and operator of Able Signs Writers in Sydney. Tossie will be missed by all who knew him.

Left behind to mourn are Tossie’s three sons, Billy, David and Darren (Michelene); two grandchildren, Molly and Lauchie; two great-granddaughters, Carmen and Maya; special friend and companion, Donna Williams; sister, Lena ‘Bunny’ MacDougall, Brockton, Mass.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Tossie was predeceased by his loving wife, Ada (Bulter) MacQueen, sister, Mary ‘Penny’ Dean and brothers, Arnold, Murray, Dougie and Carl.

As per Tossie’s request, his body was donated to medical science at Dalhousie University, Halifax. Memorial service to celebrate the life of John ‘Tossie’ MacQueen will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, Whitney Pier. Following the service light refreshments will be held in the funeral home reception area.

Donations in memory of Tossie may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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

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We have very fond memories of our visits with uncle Tossie as well as some great pieces of art in our home. He really loved and was so proud of his work and it was very tough to get him to part with any of it. All great memories of a caring, gentle man. My condolences to you Billy, David and Darren. God has a place for your dad. May you rest in peace uncle Tossie.
From:  Trevor MacDougall

I am so sorry top hear of the loss of your Dad. "Do not grieve his loss as he is in A better place where there is no pain or suffering" he will always live on in the hearts and memories of those who knew and loved him
From:  Edward M. MacPherson

Tossie was a man I will remember for his smile, that twinkle in his eye.When I think of him now ,I fondly remember his wife Ada. She was like a second mother. May God bless all who were close to Tossie. My thoughts are with you now.
From:  David Carroll