It is with broken hearts that we, the family are saddened to announce the passing of Harry MacInnis, age 76, on Friday, April 1, 2022, at the Hospice Cape Breton, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on March 12, 1946, in Sydney, Harry was the son of the late Roy and Helen (Burns) MacInnis.
Harry worked for LeVatte’s Construction for many years and then Local 92 Union in Fort McMurray where he retired. Later in Life he found his passion in Harry’s Washers, where he was well known by everyone.
Harry loved spending time with his family and friends, whether it was enjoying a game of Tarbish down at the Point Edward Community Hall on Wednesday afternoon or a game of cards in the garage at home. Everyone was his buddy, but his true passion was spending time with his family and with the light of his life, his grand girls.
Harry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Kathy (MacLeod); sons, Jerry (Shelly) and Sheldon (Carrie); sisters, Irene Clarke, and Margaret Findlay; brother, Alex MacInnis; grand girls, Hailee, Kylie, Katie, and Rebecca; sisters-in-law, Judy and Diane; brothers-in-law, Earl and Neil; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Harry is predeceased by his sisters, Minnie, Grace, and Marie; brothers-in-law, Al, Willie, Cecil, Roddie, Earl F, Donnie, Kenzie, Gerald, Keith and sister-in-law, Marjorie.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Harry MacInnis will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 1 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Private family interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, at a later date.
A special thank you to his partner and friend Sandy MacNeil and to Dr. D’Intino, Dr. Saliba and all the staff at the Hospice Cape Breton and the VON for your care and compassion when caring for Harry.
Donations in memory of Harry may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County or VON.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. He fought a long hard battle, may he rest in peace. My sincere condolences to you Cathy and the boys and the family.
From: Debby O’Handley
Dear Catherine, Jerry, Sheldon, families and extended family. We are so very sorry for your loss and are holding you in our hearts, our thoughts and prayers. Over the past 20 or so years we grew to know Harry as a dear friend. His humor and whit kept friends entertained at many card games and he was always ready to help out in his own special ways. Many patrons at the East Bay games, like Harry, became much like family in their caring for each other and keeping in touch. Myself and Ivan give thanks for knowing and loving Harry, who has remained important to us throughout his lengthy journey of illness. Catherine you’ve been Harry’s rock and daily angel of mercy. God bless you and your wonderful sons and families as you journey forward following Harry’s passing. Love, hugs and prayers for you all, Viola and Ivan.
From: Viola and Ivan Doncaster
So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. I have many happy memories of growing up in Frenchvale. Myself along with my brothers and sisters used to hang out with Harry, Renie and the Musgrave boys.
From: Beverly Musgrave Aker
I am so sad to hear of Harry’s passing. My sympathy to his family. Light and love
From: Johnena kennedy
Sad to hear of Harrys Passing. Our condolences to all the family. We knew Harry for over 60 years and have nothing but praise for him. A real gentlemen. I myself worked many years out west with him and my wife and I worked with him at the Joy Supermarket back in the early sixties. We had many a laughs. What a guy. Will miss you old BUDDY.
From: Jack & Molly PIckup
Katherine, Jerry, Sheldon and family, sorry to hear about the passing of Harry! Thoughts and prayers for you all!
From: Sandra MacLeod
Katherine, Jerry, Sheldon and family.
Sorry about your loss, thinking about you all at this time.
From: Trevor MacLeod
My sincere condolences to you Katherine and family. That was the nicest service I was ever at , if there is such a thing. I have the little orange or red tractor that was in the slide pictures that I got from Harry . I believe one of the granddaughters was on it . Wish I had met that man many years ago. He told me my uncle was his teacher in trade school. I will never sell that machine, take care.
From: Allan LeForte
So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Cathy, Jerry, Sheldon and his grand girls. XO
From: Terry and Kim Morris
Please accept my condolences on the death of Harry, whose presence will be greatly missed. Harry influenced many as a reformer and story teller. His good nature extended to his card-playing friends and his washer clients as well. To his widow and family, and to Renie and Alex, I offer my sincere sympathy. Rest in Eternal Peace, Harry.
From: Sharon MacDonald
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing Sheldon and Jerry.
My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Annette and I send our condolences – very sad news ☹️
To Katherine ,Sheldon and Jerry and family’s we,are so sorry to hear of the loss of you Husband ,Dad and
grandfather Stewart and I thought their was know no like him we had many laughs but he could never beat me at crib lol,he would say I will beat you yet .He could sell ice to Eskimos I am sure .He was one of a kind he will be missed by his many many many friends .Sincerely Stewart & Jo’Ann
Sincerest Condolences to all family members & the many friends of Harry. A truly great guy, always had a story or two and a good laugh when ever we met him.?RIP Harry. Hugs Cathy & family….
Sincere condolence to Cathy and family. R.I.P. Harry.
Kathy, Jerry and Sheldon
I’m so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
We will miss that smile of his ! Harry was a great guy , always helpful when you needed it . Our neighborhood has lost another friend . Hugs to you Kathy and your Family .
Anna Marie & Brian Mac Nevin
Sincere condolences on the passing of Harry to all his family and friends.
Jerry, please accept my condolences on the death of your Father. Our Father’s share the same birthday. May you find comfort in being near to those dear to you.
So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. He fought a long hard battle but is now at rest. My condolences to you Cathy and the boys and all of the family.
So Sorry for your loss, Our heartfelt Condolences to all the MacInnis Family. May he Rest in Peace. Hugs to all of you.
So very sorry to hear about Harry’s passing. Our condolences to Kathy and family. Harry was a nice man and will be missed who knew him..
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to Kathy and to all of Harry’s family. May God strengthen you all in the days and weeks ahead.
So sorry to hear about Harrys passing,he was a great person and very helpful. He will surely be missed.
We’re so very sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you all.
So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing, we worked out west with him he was one of the greatest formers. Condolences to all the family Harry Rest In Peace.
sorry to hear of Harry’s passing he was a good guy enjoyed many morning coffee’s with him at tim’s and always loved to hear his stories , he had lots of them. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.
So sorry for your loss. Uncle Harry was always a bright light when he came to visit Mom and Dad. His smile would light up any room.
The Findlay family
Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.
Sorry for your loss sending prayers for you and family .
To Harry’s family, i met Harry at tarabish …. he was always kind and funny ….I helped Harry use the internet to sell some of the things he sold— appliances washers dryers you name it…. i also started cutting his hair….. he always overpaid me and wouldn’t hear of me giving the money back to him.
I wanted so much to see him… but i felt it was a family time and didn’t want to intrude at that difficult time.
I will miss Harry, it is a great loss to your family ….and i am very sorry for your loss.
Kathy, family and friends of Harry I am so sorry for your loss. Harry was a loyal tarabish player and would come all the way up to Big Pond even though there may only be a few tables, it didn’t matter to him, he loved the game. He surely will be missed. RIP Harry, I am sure you are already organizing some games in the great beyond as we speak..
Katherine and family
So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time,
Sheldon and Jerry, I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please accept my most sincere condolences to you and your families.
Katherine & family, thinking of you at this time, so sorry for your loss. I remember him being very funny, he will be missed.
Katherine and family:
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Such a great uncle. Always brought a smile to any room. Thinking of Kathy, Jerry and Sheldon. Sending love your way. XO
So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing from Chuck Hurley and Ann Thomas Big Pond
Catherine ,Jerry ,Sheldon and families.
May all your cherished memories that you hold closest to your hearts bring you strength in the days and weeks ahead.Our deepest condolences!
Shirley ,April Bennett
Jenna ,Travis Mac Dougall
So sorry to hear about Harry’s passing. He was a good man and good friend. He will surely be missed, Our deepest condolences to the family. Rest In Peace Daniel & Carolyn Deleskie
So Very Sorry To Hear About Harry’s Passing Kathy & Family !!
Thinking Of You, At This Difficult Time…
Thinking of you Cathy and all of the family at this time.
Dear Kathy and Family Iam writing this with so much sadnest in my heart to say good bye to a very good friend Debbie and I are so greatful for all the favors when we were in need all hours day or night Harry was always there with a smile on his face and the Sat night night card games in the garage all the laughs we had he was so full of fun picking on myself and Donnie and Sandy and the great lunches you proved us.So sorry we cant be there for because of our committment in Enfield so we are sanding our Love and Prayers.
My sincerest condolences to Harry’s family.He was a lovely man who was always there to help whenever you called.He will be missed by all of us who knew him.May he Rest In Peace.
Kathy , Jerry , Sheldon and extended Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
He will be missed.
Rest in peace Harry from Colleen & Fred
So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing, please accept my deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends. He was a great man. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. He was a good friend.
Katherine, Jerry, Sheldon and extended family. So sorry for your loss. Known Harry when we worked together at the Joy Supermarket and also through my Grade Primary and years on with you Katherine. I liked his sense of humor and just a nice guy. He will be missed by many. Our thought and prayers are with you. Dave and Brenda
To all Harry’s family my sincere condolences to you all,may harry rest in peace..