Neil Edgar MacMullin
It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of Neil MacMullin at home in his 88th year on October 15, 2017.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late James and Winnifred (MacDonald) MacMullin.
Neil retired from Air Canada with over 36 years of service. He was a Life Member of the Kinsmen Club and a member of the Senior Citizens and Pensioners Club of Glace Bay.
Neil enjoyed hunting and fishing and he loved the game of hockey. He refereed for over 20 years in the Maritime Major Hockey League.
“Neil worked the final memorable game in the 1956 series between Cinderella Miners and Sydney Millionaires. He couldn’t get into the rink because of the crowd and had to climb in through a window. Glace Bay won in overtime 4-2.”
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty (MacDougall) MacMullin and son, Jerry (Carol) and daughter-in-law Cathy of Alberta; Neil was the grandfather of Kayla (Brett) and Troy; the proud great grandfather of Leo.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Neil Gregory, sister, Winnie MacDonald, brothers, Gerard, Leo and Michael.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held 10:00 am Friday, October 20, 2017 at St. Anne’s Church with Father Norman MacPhee officiating. A reception to follow “back home” in MacKay’s Corner at the T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS 902-849-4199.
Family burial at Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Donations in Neil’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting the website at www.tjtracey.com