We, the family, regret to announce the sudden loss of Captain Robert ‘Scott’ MacNevin on Friday, February 17, 2023.
Scott was born on March 23, 1966, to Archibald and Annie MacNevin in Catalone Gut, Cape Breton.
Growing up in Catalone, he made so many close friends from the time he was able to walk that he carried through with him his whole life. His friends are too many to mention but were truly his life. Scott made lifelong friends. He spent summers on Catalone Lake swimming, boating, and spending time with family and friends. In the winter skidooing and skating on the lake. He loved his trips to Newfoundland with his grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Mark was his uncle but more of a brother and they had many wonderful memories spent together.
He began a career at sea after high school at the age of 19, after working fishery-based summer jobs in Newfoundland since age 14. He began his career as a deckhand for Clearwater Seafoods, moving his way up to a winch crane operator, a chief mate, and eventually a Captain/Fishing master in 2003.
Scott has worked for many companies throughout his long life at sea but found his love for being a tugboat master on the Beverly M1 with McKiel Marine from 2014 until present. A highly skilled, gracious leader – his family, especially his children, were always fascinated by his trips and all the places he has sailed. During his time away from sea, he loved spending time with his friends and family, and summers spent at his bungalow on Catalone Lake.
Scott was a courageous, strong, funny guy with a huge heart. He fell in love with a Newfoundland girl and built a life with her for the past 35-years. His wife, Lorraine was his best friend and soulmate, graciously caring for him during times of need.
Scott was given a new lease on life just over four years ago after his sister, Treena generously donated her kidney, after his long battle of deteriorating health. Scott battled through his diagnosis with resilience and strength, and put others needs over his own. The past four years have been a blessing, using his borrowed time to get back to spending days with his family, his friends, and his work, something that he’s loved for all his life.
Scott was also a lifelong fan of the Boston Bruins and made sure to let all of his friends know when they won the hockey game that night. He loved watching his grandsons play hockey and would often attend their games. Scott was a man of few words, but the nicest man you’d ever meet. His wife, children and grandchildren were his world, and he was always proud of them. The world lost a great man, husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, friend, and Captain. We will miss you and your big heart forever.
Devoted son of Annie; loving husband of Lorraine (Augustus); cherished father of Jeff (Tara), Kyle and Sara; grandfather of Ty and Ben; cherished brother of Treena (Tony), and dog dad to his beloved Winnie. He will be missed by all his extended family in Newfoundland, Ontario, as well as his many crew members over the years spent all over the world.
Scott was predeceased by his father, Archibald MacNevin; in-laws, Timothy and Minnie Augustus, and best friend Aulay Hall.
A sincere thank you to the many doctors and nurses who took such exemplary care of Scott over the years. A special thanks to Doctor Morash, and Doctor Thanamooryan for your professionalism, and everything you’ve done for Scott since meeting him.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. We invite anyone with stories about Scott to reach out in the comments or via Facebook. We love to hear about the incredible life he has lived.
Donations in memory of Scott may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
To Loraine ,Jeff, Kyle and Sara my sincere condolences and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
From: Kathy Baird
So sorry for your family’s loss, my husband worked with Scott and spoke very highly of him.
My thoughts and prayers are with Annie and her family at this difficult time.
Our deepest condolences to you at this difficult time from the crew of the Beverly m. He was more that a great captain to us. He was family. From Jamie,Troy, and merrill
Our deepest condolences to Lorraine Treena Annie and families .Clark worked on the clam boat with Scott he was a great guy to work with. He will be missed by whoever new him
Sorry for your loss. Scott was a great guy and gentleman to sail with.
Our deepest condolences toLorraine Annie Trena & families . I too spent many summers at the lake. Although maybe not best friends,, our families were neighbours for years in that cove. We got together at special events- he he ha ha -. Great man. Great family. Great memories . Rest in peace Scott . Your cove neighbours Darrell Nicole Julia Gary & Emily Peck.
Aunt Annie & Treena & family. We are so sorry to hear about Scott’s passing. Our hearts are with you at this incredibly sad time.
Lorraine, Annie, Treena & families!
We were so sad to hear about Scott! There are no words! Please accept our deepest condolences! May God bless you all and give you strength for tomorrow and every day after!
Sorry for your loss, my condo too the family and friends
Very sorry to hear about your father’s passing, Geoff. Thinking of you in this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss Scott was a great friend RIP
My heart goes out to you Lorraine and family. Scott was a great man and full of fun. He will be missed by all who knew him…hugs.
I sailed with Scott on the Atlantic pursuit,he was a great captain and a funny man,you will be missed,,,,D.A. wells
Our deepest condolences. May Scott’s memory be a blessing to you in the days and months to come.
My heart is broken for all of you. Scott was a true gentleman and yes a man of few words. He had the biggest heart going. My time spend hanging out with he and Lorraine, I always felt so comfortable and welcomed into there home. Scott was an amazing husband, father, son, etc. You will truly be missed Scott along with your cute smirk of a smile. RIP Captain MacNevin! Lots of love Jo-Ann🙏⚓️
Annie,Treena, Lorraine and family …we are so sorry to hear of Scott’s passing, he was such a great man!! Please know we are thinking of you all. R.I.P Scott
Lorraine, Treena, Annie and family, My deepest condolences to you. Sending love.
My deepest condolences to mom Annie, and Lorraine, and children, gone much too soon, let your memories be a comfort to you at this time of deep grief. God Bless all.
Sincere condolences on your loss.
So sorry for your loss condolences to you all
Lorraine , Annie ,Treena and all the family . So sorry to hear of your loss .Scott was a wonderful guy and will be greatly missed by all who knew him .May you find peace in his wonderful memory . Our prayers are with you all . God Bless .
So very sorry for your loss our sincere condolences to all the family.May he Rest In Peace
Lorraine and family, We’re so sorry to hear about Scott. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
What a great write-up for a great guy. A true family man and friend to many. I went to school with Scott right from Margaret MacVicar school in Catalone, to Albert Bridge all the way to high school. We managed to stay in touch via Facebook, and would exchange stories, jokes, praising our beloved Boston Bruins, and sharing “pops” during Crab Fest, something we hoped to do again this summer. We are better for knowing him and sad to say goodbye, I would like to say to all of Scott’s family, thanks for sharing him. Deepest condolences and God Bless.
I am so deeply sorry for the family’s loss. My heartfelt condolences to you all.
it was a great shock to hear about Scott’s sudden passing. great friend. we work together at National Sea in 1982-86. thanks buddy for the great memories. my thoughts and prayers are with the family. people fade away in time but memories last forever, memories never die. thanks buddy for all the great memories, you left us, they will never die dear friend. Rest In Peace, dear friend, we will meet again. may God keep your family safe from harm. Indeed a very good, close friend. thanks for good and dear memories. R.I.P
Treena and family so sorry for your loss.
We are greatly saddened to hear about your loss,God Bless You All
To all the family of Scott MacNevin . We were very sorry to hear of his passing . He had many friends . Our condolences and prayers to all who dearly loved him . . Rest in peace .God bless you all .
Annie and Treena I cannot say how sad this news made us up here. I have been thinking of you both for the past few days and hope you can hear and feel our sympathy and caring for you all from a distance.
Perhaps it’s best I preface my condolences with an explanation of my connection to Scott. Annie, Scott’s Mom is my cousin (our Dad’s were brothers) but we do not know each other. My life has been Ontario and her life Nova Scotia. I do however know Annie’s sister, my dearly loved cousin Effie who resides in Ontario and through her I feel I know all of you.
While he was ill, Scott would never have known the hours Effie and I spoke of him and prayed that he would be well.
Through the love and generosity of his sister Treena he became well, and was given four more years to show and accept the love of his family and friends.
Annie, Lorraine, Treena and family, my heart aches for you and I send you my deepest and fondest condolences.
R.I.P. Scott, knowing you had the greatest love of all, the love of family.
Sorry to hear about Scott passing . My thoughts and prayers are with you loraine jeff kyle and sara
R.I.P. Scott ,we never knew each other ,your Grandfather was my Mothers brother.. I’m sure they are greeting you with open arms. Annie may God give you and yours all the strength you need at this time. Sending you my heart felt condolences. Your cousin Linda Durnford
To My dear sister Annie
Treena,Tony,Lorraine and all the family. The tribute to Scott tells the story of the man my nephew was. It was such a shock and heartbreaking to hear of his passing. He will be missed by his wife Lorraine his children,mother sister and all his other relatives. May he rest in peace.
Aunt Effie &Uncle Ray
Dear MacNevin family, please accept our deepest condolences from the staff of the IWK Respiratory Therapy Department. You have lost a great man. Sara, we will be here for you when you are ready to return but for now, know that you are all in our thoughts. Much love, your RT family.
Sorry to hear of Scott’s passing he was of the best a a few games of crib with condolences to the family may you sail the seas of heaven scott
My deepest sympathy to Annie, Lorraine and family and Treena and family on the passing of Scott.
I didn’t really know Scott but knew that he has been dealing with serious health problems over the last number of years. He was blessed to have Treena give him that “extra time” after the transplant. Treena, I hope you are comforted in knowing that.
Now he is at peace.
You folks take care of yourselves and cherish the memories you hold dear.
I first met Scott the summer of 1987 when we were both greenhorn deckhands on the F/V Legend. We quickly formed a fast friendship and had a great time that summer visiting the establishments in Sydney and even driving to St John’s in my ’76 Civic to see the 1986 Canada Cup Team play an exhibition game. After a couple of years I left the fishing business and Scott and I lost touch, but I still have great memories of my summer in Louisburg. Rest in Peace old friend. This is far too soon.