It is with heavy hearts, that we, the family announce the passing of William ‘Bill’ Joseph MacIntosh of Sydney. Dad passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022, with his family by his side.
Dad was born on June 19, 1935, in Halifax to the late Walter and Emma MacIntosh of Inverness. Dad is predeceased by our mom, Kay Landry, in 2017, just a few months after celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
Bill was a dedicated, caring and compassionate husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. Dad was employed by the City of Sydney as a timekeeper for 35 years, retiring in 1995. He was also a call-fireman for 20 years and a member of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves, retiring as a Warrant Office after 25 years of service. Bill was a loyal member of the Royal Canadian Legion, receiving his 40 year pin in 2021. He was a member of the CB Radio Club in the 1970’s and his handle was “Super-Cop” (mom was “Frenchie”). He was an avid bowler, dart player, Pittsburgh Penguins fan, Cape Breton Eagles season ticket holder and a so-so tarabish player (because he cheated). During the summer he liked camping and bonfires at MacKinnon’s Campground. He also had a love of music and sang with Memory Lane Singers, played with the Ukulele Strummers, and often could be heard telling anyone who would listen about his Gibson J50. One of dad’s greatest claims to fame was when he and mom went to Branson, Missouri for their 50th anniversary and he got to go on stage at the Branson Famous Theatre and sing “Roll’in in my Sweet Babies Arms”.
Bill is survived by his children, Tom (Paulette), Roseann (Doug), Rhonda (Keith) and his grandchildren, Megan (Troy) and Jeff. He also had the privilege of being ‘Papa Bill’ to his two great-grandchildren, Ariya and Xander. He is also survived by his sister, Patsy of Inverness. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention Molly, his fur baby.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of William ‘Bill’ Joseph MacIntosh will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier, on Thursday, July 14, 2022. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. with the memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill can be made to a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
We hope you and mom are once again dancing together with the angels…. Hollywood kiss!
Sending heartfelt condolences to Bill’s Family! George very much enjoyed playing guitar and singing with Bill at the Arm of Gold camp grounds in Bras d’or !RIP Bill !Love and PRAYERS Flora and George Conn
Our condolences to the Family.
From: John Shannon
It was a privilege to be a part of Bill’s life as being Rhonda’s sister in law. I will always remember his “hello dear!” Followed by a great hug…
Wonderful family get togethers and celebrations over the years. Lots of beautiful memories.
Bill and Kay are together again. Maybe dad greeted him with a beer.
Sending love and prayers,
From: Kimberlee MacNeil
Deepest sympathies in the loss of your father and grandfather. He was a lovely man and a fine gentleman. We used to play together at Ukulele Strummers where his humor and skill was always appreciated. May fond memories bring comfort in the days ahead.
From: Debi Couture
Our condolences to you Rhonda and Keith on your loss.
From: Billie and Glenn Counsell
Tom, Roseann and Rhonda .Our deepest sympathy on your loss of your Dad… A kind, soft spoken gentlemen. He surely was a loving Father. He will be in our hearts and prayers, as will you. RIP
Darlene (MacPhee) Csernyik and Byron MacPhee Jr.
From: Darlene (MacPhee) Csernyik
my sympathy to you and your family Tom & Paulette
Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Met Him through Alvin Seymour, a friend to ALL. Being a Gibson owner myself, I did compliment Bill on His Guitar. He would drop down , from time to time to our “practise Sessions” at Alvin’s. Always a pleasant CHAP. My condolences to His Family.
Tom, Roseann, Rhonda,and all other family and friends of Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. i worked with kay at Woolco many years ago and that’s how I got to know Bill. He also played every Summer in Big Pond when we would have our seniors day during our festival week. Bill was always so nice and I don’t remember him being any other way, always the same. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad and difficult time
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing thinking of you all
I was in the Reserves with Bill back in the 1980s. He was a true gentleman. RIP Bill. Thank you for your service.
Sorry for your loss, Bill was a great man.
To the Mac Intosh Family,, I am very sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. I Remember he and your Mom well , from time spent visiting my Grandparent’s Wilfred and Margaret Mac Dougall, and my parents, Murray and Marguerite Mac Dougall. Kay and Billy were a wonderful couple, always happy to see you, and genuinely interested in how things were going. . I had an opportunity to see your Dad and catch up with him when your Mom was a guest at the home where my Mom now resides. Always such a gentleman who obviously loved his family very much. Thinking of all of you during this time of great loss.
Deborah Mac Dougall Yurchesyn
Sorry for your loss, he was a great friend and he will be missed.
Sincere Sympathy to all the family.
Bill was one of us for many years.
Bill loved to sing and play and was forever telling us a story or two.
His gentle spirit will be remembered forever.
Like a bird singing in the rain,
let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.
I’m sure Bill and Kaye are singing and dancing with the angels
Death can never take a good person away, for, in the hearts of the people he inspired, his legacy remains and continuous throughout generations.
May our Lord bless and comfort all the family during this time of grief.
Please accept my sincere condolences.
May looking back in memory help comfort you today and tomorrow”
I have known Bill many years through ukuele A kind gentle man who loved to sing and play music Although the music stopped here on earth for Bill it echoes on in sweet refrains with the heavenly angels with Kaye by his side.. God Bless
Tom, Roseann and Rhonda, heartfelt condolences on the passing of your wonderful dad.
Sherry and Jimmy Oakley
To all of Bill’s family, Our sincere condolences on your loss.May all your happy memories help you at this difficult time.Bill was a true gentleman and will always be remembered whenever I sing or play.RIP Bill
Condolences to all your family and friends,May Bill Rest In Peace.
Rhonda & Keith
Condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Father. Thinking of you guys….
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BILL MACINTOSHE’S PASSING.WE WERE GREAT FRIENDS FOR MANY YEARSAND WERE BOTH INVOLVED WITH THE UKULELE STRUMMERS FOR MANY YEARS WE CERTAINLY WILL MISS HIM.CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY.
Tommy, Roseann and Rhonda and families, very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Always think of your dad playing guitar and singing (which mom loves!) and your mom of course at Woolco. Take care, thinking of you all.
So sorry to here of Bills Passing Condolonces to the Family