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”

Online Condolences

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