It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear father, brother, grandfather, husband, and friend, Joseph MacIvor, age 70, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on March 14, 1949 in Little Narrows, Victoria County, Joe was the son of Lillian (MacLean) and the late Daniel ‘Buster’ MacIvor.
Besides his mother, Joe is survived by his wife, Valerie (Hickman); son, Donnie (Kimberly) MacIvor and their children, Sidney (Matthew Benoit) and Kegan; as well as several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his siblings, Dolly (Ed) Price, Ann MacIvor and Daniel MacIvor.
Joe was predeceased by his father, Buster and brother, Gerry (Anna) MacIvor.
Joe started his working career at the age of 16 with the Canadian Coast Guard on the icebreaker Labrador. At age 20, he worked with ironworker’s union for two years, and then at Sydney Steel on the railway for 19 years. Later he was employed with the City of Sydney until he retired in 2013 after 23 years of service.
Our family would like to thank the nurses, physicians, and staff on the Palliative Care Unit at Cape Bretton Regional Hospital for the care given to Joe during his time of need. Your kindness and compassion during this difficult time will forever be remembered.
As per Joe’s request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service to celebrate the life of Joseph Neil MacIvor will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the funeral home reception area following the service.
A private family interment will take place in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Washabuck Centre.
Donations in memory of Joe may be made to the Hospice Palliative Society of Cape Breton.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
“Goodbye is not forever. Goodbye is not the end. Goodbye is missing you with all our hearts, until we meet again”
Sincere condolences to Valerie and family on Joe’s passing, Thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Lynn Bennett
Donnie & Family,
We are all truly sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please accept our condolences and may care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days and weeks ahead.
From: Arauco Canada Ltd.
Gary and I offer our deepest condolences to you Valerie and Donnie and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From: Gary and Elaine Evely
Donnie, Kim, Sidney and Kegan,
Very sorry for your loss. Sending condolences from your home away from home. Hope you are all doing okay.
From: Ken Voutt
Sincere sympathy to the MacIvor family.
From: Dave and Mary French and family
I extend my deepest sympathy to you Lilian, Valerie Donny and families. I was so saddened to ready about Joe’s passing sad and shocked actually. My heart goes out to you all and may God strengthen you all during this sad time in your lives.
From: Donna Tynski
Very sorry for your loss.
From: Harry Oliver
Condolences to Valerie and all the family on Joe’s passing, May he rest in peace .
Dear Valerie and family:
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. We are sorry we cannot attend the service on Saturday for Joe as we are out of town.
Charlie and Carol
Wishing sincere condolences to Valerie & family on the passing of Joe. I met Joe in N.S. approx. a year and a bit ago, while there to visit my brother. I found Joe to be a friendly and sincere person. It is with regret that the BIG C has taken another man once again and I will never get the chance to visit with him again @ his home with my cousin Valerie. Take Care everyone and remember the good times.
Condolences Valerie & family on the passing off your loved one. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Marilyn & Wayne Earle,St.Lunaire,NL.
Sorry to read of Joe’s Passing. My sincere condolences to joe’s family and friends. I knew joe from Sysco. He will be greatly missed.
Sorry to here of Joe,s passing worked with Joe at Sydney steel .may the fond memories of the good times with Joe help you through this verry difficult time
To The Family Sorry To Hear Of Joe Passing He Was A Great Man You Are All In Our Thoughts And Prayers .Dave Mackeigan And Debbie macivor
To Valerie, Lillian Ann and Families:
My deepest sympathy on the death of Joe. I will pray for Peace on his life in eternity. May our Loving God Bless you all with Courage, Strength and Peace in this your time of sorrow and loss.
Remembering you all in prayer.
Valerie , Lillian and Family, sorry to hear of your loss of Joe . My condolences to everyone at this difficult time
Lil and family Just read this obit. Thinking about you!
At my brother’s home in Surrey will contact you when I arrive home Second do you want me to do now
Dear Lil and family
I read with sadness the death of your son, Joe. I extend sympathies and condolences, care and concern, friendship and prayer to you his mother and his wife and family. I am sorry I am unable to more personally express these sentiments . God bless you all.
Dear Valerie and family .I was so sorry to read about joes passing .Both you and Joe did more for myself and my family that anyone will ever know but that was the man joe was .I hope you take comfort in knowing his suffering is over and he is with the Lord .Love and prayers being sent to the family
Valerie, Donnie, Kim and family we are truly sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. I enjoyed every chat I ever had with Joe whether it was sports or how great Cape Breton is and will certainly miss running into him in the summer when we are home on vacation. Thinking and praying for you all. Take care.
Condolences to Donnie and the MacIvor family during this time of loss.
May you take comfort in loving memory with family and friends that surround you at this time.
I am so sorry for your loss Donnie and family. Thinking of you all.