Sydney River

We, the family, regret to announce the peaceful passing of Margaret ‘Darlene’ MacNeil on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Darlene was surrounded by her loving family as she slipped away after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on November 13, 1958, in Sydney, Darlene was the daughter of the late John and Viola ‘Vidy’ MacNeil.

Besides her parents Darlene was predeceased by her sister, Valerie MacNeil-Grant.

Darlene enjoyed spending time with her family and friends having a lunch and a laugh. Family meant everything to her. Darlene enjoyed the hobbies of singing, bowling, cards and darts. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Darlene is survived by her husband, Derrick Hill; loving children, JD (Michelle) and Crystal (Hughie); sisters, Carol (Wayne), Gail (Kenny), and Karen (Brian); brother, Brian (Sharon); three grandsons and numerous nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles.

Due to covid restrictions there will be no visitation. Memorial service to celebrate the life of Darlene MacNeil will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Covid protocols will be practiced at the service.

Donations in memory of Darlene may be made to the Cape Breton Branch of the SPCA or the Cancer Patient Care Fund, Sydney.

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

Online Condolences

To the MacNeil family, my deepest condolences to you all on the loss of Darlene. I hope you find comfort knowing she is united with her parents and Val. Sending hugs and prayers to all
From:  Jessie Morrison

Very sadden to hear the passing of Darlene. Condolences to you Derrick & other family members.
From:  Kevin & Linda Costello