With saddened hearts we announce the passing of Daniel ‘Red’ Norman MacKeigan, age 77, who passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at home surrounded by his loved ones.
Born in Glace Bay, Red was the son of the late Rannie and Rosala MacKeigan.
Red was predeceased by sisters, Violet, Annie, Mary and Florence; brother, Gordon; as well as sister-in-law, Evelyn.
Red is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Yvonne (Glenn) Cornforth; son, Dannie Jr.; grandchildren, Melissa, Joshua, Megan, Morgan and Brandon; great-grandchildren, Emmett, Aislyn, Soren and August; as well as his beloved sisters-in-law, Lucy, Eva, Mabel and Myrtle.
Our dad had so many friends that would go above and beyond for him, but we would like to take the time to reach out to a few of those special people and thank them for being his friend. Their names are Robert MacLean, Hughie Kaiser, Charley Lahey, Dannie McMillan and Seward MacKeigan. Rest easy Red.
Donations in memory of Red may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
A Hunter’s Prayer
When I enter through the pearly gates
and come into your glory land,
instead of the mansion you promised, Lord,
how about just an ole tree stand?
Our sincere condolences
From: Ralph and Mary MacMullin
Dear Shirley, Yvonne and Danny…how can I put into words at the moment how much I am going to miss him. My heart is broken for you! He had so much love and laughter to give! When I came home for a visit I always got my big smile and a hug. Oh my goodness…how much we sometimes laughed, so much we could barely stand up from laughing so much…sometimes with him and sometimes at him. I will miss that forever! He was always there to offer what help he could and I will never forget that! I am with with you in so much love. I can’t be with you in person but know you are in my thoughts every second. When this pandemic is over I will be there! Love Eva
From: Eva Burns
Condolences to Red’s family and friends.
From: Walter & Maureen (Kehoe) Butts
Dear Shirley and family , our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time , we will all miss seeing Red on our lane and around Town. God bless you all .
From: Raymond & Rosie Lahey & Family
Shirley, Yvonne, Dannie, and Families – Thoughts are with you during your time of sorrow, along with our wishes that the memories of your loved one bring you peace,strength, and comfort
From: Debbie & Mike Mahon
My deepest Condolences to you and all of your family.
From: Brenda Goyetche
So sorry to hear of Red’s passing. Condolences to Shirley, Yvonne, and
We are extremely sorry to hear of your loss. He has definitely left an indelible impact with many. May God grant you and the family, peace from within. We share in your sorrow, with love and affection, and we keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. From; Debbie and Marie Cornforth and George Tomie.
So sorry to hear of Reds passing, love and prayers going to all the family.
Yvonne I’m so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you! And give your mother a big hug from me xox
Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. We are deeply saddened by this news.Red was an old schoolmate from the days at West Louisbourg and in our young and wild days.Although we didn’t get together much in our older years,when we did meet we had good memories and lots of laughs.Due to this virus people can’t even be together to grieve but we believe that’s the way Red would have wanted it ……to slip out peacefully with no fuss. Know that you are in our hearts.Love and hugs to you .all Johnny and Marlene
Sincere condolences to Shirley, Yvonne and Danny and families. You are in our hearts and prayers.
“Red” will be missed by many. I already long for another couple hours of his humorous stories and contagious laughter.
My condolences to the MacKeigan family.
So sorry for your loss Shirley, Yvonne and Danny.
Shirley, Yvonne, and Danny, so sorry to hear of Red’s passing, he was such a friendly, easy going man. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So very sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you all. Shirley, Yvonne and Dannie. Cherish your memories
Davey and Cathy Wadden 💕💕🙏
Our sincere condolences to all the family
So sorry for your loss Shirley.
My life has been forever impacted by this spectacular, gracious, generous and loving Uncle.
To say he welcomed one and all with open arms and a gracious “What’s up By” is not an exaggeration! It is the truth.
Uncle Danny you will be missed dearly as you were loved immensely.
All I have is a simple Thank you!
Be at peace and I will see you again one day.
Our love and prayers to Aunt Shirley, Yvonne, Danny Jr and extended family!
Sincere Condolence to Shirley, Yvonne and Danny and families and friends You are in my heart and Prayers, RIP Red
Sorry to hear about Reds
Passing R I P
So sorry for your loss. He was a great man and surely will be missed by all who knew him. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss. Red was a great man and will be missed by all who knew him. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Our town has lost another legend. Tommy loved to meet up with Red to swap a story or two. Always had a smile and wave. May he rest in peace and his family take comfort in knowing that our town mourns along with you.
Tommy & Louise
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to you Shirley, Yvonne, Daniel and your families
Our throughs and prayers are with you and your family Shirley
So sorry for your lost. Take care and stay safe
So sorry to hear of Red’s passing. He was such a nice man and he will be truly missed by all that knew him . Sending you all much love and prayers.
Our deepest condolences to your family.. so sorry to hear of your loss.. our prayers are with your family
My condolences to the family, I always enjoyed catching up with Red for a chat or seeing him put the pedal down and give me the thumbs up with a big smile when he’d pass by me on the street, certainly another Louisbourg legend has fallen who’ll be missed by anyone who has had the pleasure of crossing paths with him.
So sorry to learn of Red’s passing, thoughts and prayers for you Shirley, Yvonne and Daniel. May he RIP! Judy and Roger.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to His Family and Friends 🙏 He was a very nice man❤
So sorry for your loss , Our thought s and prayers are with Shirley and family, Love and Prayers ……
very sorry for your loss he will be missed and always remembered rip red
So sorry Enjoyed good times in our younger years.
Shirley,Yvonne and Danny ,So sorry for your loss. Danny always had a smile and even though he had his health problems he kept going. Rest in peace Red.
condolences to the family, rest in peace Red, say hello to Joe
Shirley, Yvonne, Dannie, and Families – Thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow, along with our wishes that the memories of your loved one bring you peace, strength, and comfort. 🌹
mycondolence and sympathy to Shirley and family.
Dear Shirley and Family: It saddens me to write this note today.
Remember years gone by……………Dannie and Family lived in our neighborhood in Glace Bay. He was always laughing. Florence and I were good friends. I wish we had kept in touch. Know that he will be remembered well. These are sad times for everyone but keep his memory close to your heart and you will get beyond this terrible pain.
Know that others care.
Condolences from all my family…the Ford’s.
Dear Shirley, Yvonne and Danny…..how can I put into words at the moment how much I am going to miss him and how my heart breaks for you. Every time I came home for a visit, I would see his smile and get my hug. Oh my goodness… all the laughs, where we couldn’t even stand up because we were laughing so much. That I will miss forever! He was always ready to give me what help he could! I am with you in so much love. I can’t be with you in person at the moment but know you are in my thoughts every second. I will see you all soon when this pandemic is over. Love Eva.
My heart goes out to all of you. I heard many stories about Danny “Red”. My these stories and memories bring you comfort on the days ahead.
God Bless you all.
Shirley Yvonne and Dannie, we were so sorry to hear of Red’s passing. May all the wonderful memories you have help you through the days ahead.
While our hearts are heavy, we know that we were blessed to have met and known this amazing man. Always With a smile and a chuckle. Shirley and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, prayers and hearts are with all of you during this time. May he rest easy and in peace. God bless.
Shirley,Yvonne and Danny we are truly sorry to hear of Red’s passing always such a sweet man our thought and prayers are with you.
Dear Shirley and Family:
Please accept my sincere sympathy during this very sad time.
Danny was a lovely man who always showed kindness and respect whenever he spoke. Always good for a laugh , I truly enjoyed our little talks. It was a pleasure to help in any small way.
Mary ( secretary for Dr. Sebastian)
So very very sorry for your loss.
My sincerest condolences Shirley and family. The thought of Red always brings a smile. So very sorry for your loss.
I’m saddened to learn of this news. My heart goes out to all of you. A spirit like Red’s is one that touches someone for a lifetime and I’m fortunate to have made that connection on my journey. Sending love and light your way.