It is with great sorrow that we, the family, announce the passing of Claude Alexander MacLeod on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on November 21, 1944, in Sydney, Claude was the son of the late David Hartigan MacLeod and Catherine (Huntley) MacLeod.
Claude was happiest being near or on the water and had a passion for fishing. He was a fisherman for many years before returning to the Canadian Coast Guard, from which he retired after 32 years. Claude was a proud member of Branch 138 of the Royal Canadian Legion and a retired volunteer of the South Bar Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed his time spent on the north shore camping and while there added to his massive old photo collection with his own captures. Living in South Bar/Victoria Mines his entire life, Claude made many wonderful friends who loved and supported him to the end. He never missed an opportunity to visit with family and friends.
Claude is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lenora (Pidge Burke) MacLeod; daughter, Claudette Welsh; grandsons, Christian and Carter; great-granddaughter, Destry; brothers-in-law, Peter and David; sisters-in-law, Catherine, Delores (Terry), Kate, Jessie, Marion, and Diane; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Claude was predeceased by brothers, Dave, and Robbie; sister, Peggy; brothers-in-law, Sonny, Joe, Sandy, Manzie, Darrell, Don and sisters-in-law, Elsie and Marlene.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Claude MacLeod will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 3 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Private family interment will take place at a later date.
Donations in memory of Claude may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Very sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. My thoughts are with you Pidge and your family.
From: Robert MacLennan
We send our sincere condolences to you and your family
Our thoughts and much love,
From: Your cousins Richard & Jaye Miller
Pinhead, I am so very sorry that have lost Claude! I am thankful that I got to briefly visit him during my last trip. May he rest in Peace. He will be missed by so many!
We were close neighbors of the MacLeod family in South Bar and we have fond memories of Claude reaching back to the fifties. We remember him as a good friend and neighbor. Condolences to Claude’s family and friends.
From: Ann MacDonald Turcotte and Bill MacDonald
Condolences to the family.
Claude was a great guy, and He will be truly missed.
May He Rest In Peace
From: Hugh Fraser and Family
Pidge, I am so very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
From: Ellen Mackinnon
Pidge & family Our thoughts & prayers go out to you and the family. He was a great legion member, and I enjoyed working with him over the years.
From: John & Janice Macinnis
dear Pidge, sorry to hear of Claude’ passing. Condolences from Patricia and I (Milo)
I’m so sorry on the passing of your dad Claudette, may your memories of him bring you comfort and smiles.
Pudge, our condolences on Claude’s passing he was such a great guy, our family had lots of fun with him over the years. The Schaump Family
So sorry to hear about Claude’s passing. Lots of fond memories of you and Claude being friends with my Mom and Dad. My thoughts are with you.
Joanne (MacKenzie) LeBlanc
So sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. Sailed with Claude for 12 years on the Spindrift in Louisbourg. A great seaman and a great friend. RIP Claude
Pidge, and Family. Please accept our sincere condolences on Claude,s passing. He was always so pleasant and friendly when we met him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you All as you deal with your loss. Roddie and Judy
We were close neighbors of the MacLeod family in South Bar and we have fond memories of Claude reaching back to the fifties. We remember him as a good friend and neighbor.
Condolences to Claude’s family and friends.
Ann MacDonald Turcotte and Bill MacDonald
Dear Pidge and family
So very sorry to read of the passing of your husband Claude. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
So very sorry to hear of Claudie’s passing. He always found time to stop and chat about the good old days – he will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.
Ross and Valerie (Dingwall) Barrett.
Dear Pidge and Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. RIP.
Angelo & Raylene
Dear Pidge and family, Sincerest Condolences on Claude’s passing. He was a fine gentleman and a good neighbor. We will miss him and will forever think of him when we see mushrooms growing on our lawn. Prayers an Love, Johnny &Linda
Pidge and family ❤️
Thinking of you all as you experience this tremendous loss ! .. caring for Claude or as he had introduced himself to me ” Claude as in Claudehopper!” During his stay in the imcu! Was my privilege!
I will remember him for all the laughs we shared and the stories he’s told me of being “on the water!”
Rest easy “claudehopper” ❤️
So very sorry for your loss
Pidge, Claudette, Susan, Patti.
Sincere condolences on Claude’s passing.
I will remember Claude as someone who had great respect for elders and a wonderful ability to care for people. He would swap a story, maybe cook and share a meal, make a bundle of kindling or build a step, he was always vigilant to lending a hand, when and where it was needed, in he’s own quiet way.
Claude was the keeper of family history and was very generous to share it all, including treasures only he had preserved. A guide to us all, ” if we know where we came from, we may have a better idea where we’re going”
For those of us who remain, remember Claudie’s Gaelic sense of humor and ” Hold Fast”
Pidge & Family,
Sending our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Claude. He was a fine gentleman, kind ,pleasant and funny. He left his mark on all who were lucky enough to meet and know him. Hoping you find strength in the wonderful memories you have. The memories last forever. He will be missed
Pidge and family – So sorry to hear of Claude’s passing – our sincere condolences.
Renie and Cliff Surette
Our hearts & prayers are with you,Pidge & family .All our love!
So sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Pidge, I am so sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to you and the family.