Obituary of Phonse MacNeil
John Anthony Alphonse ‘Phonse’ MacNeil, age 65 of Dominion passed away January 30, 2023 at Glace Bay General Hospital with his family by his side.
Born in Sydney, N.S. he was the son of the late John A. MacNeil and Rachel (Keylor) MacNeil.
Phonse worked for Gestener for several years, then Public Works and Government Services in Dartmouth. He moved back to Cape Breton worked in construction, then for Scotsburn, M &B Wholesale and Capital Services before retiring. Phonse played hockey over the years as a goalie, but he was always an avid Boston Bruins fan. He enjoyed cooking. He was an active member of the Community Hawks Club. He was also involved in St. Anne’s Parish where is was an Eucharistic minister, taught religion and was on parish council.
Phonse is survived by his wife Linda (Myles) of 20 years; his sister Agnes MacNeil (Paul Carreiro); his niece and nephew Elizabeth and Alexander, father-in-law, Charles Myles; brother-in-law, Chuck Myles; his children, Jordan and Miranda; his nieces Dawn, Joy, Sandra and nephew, Grant as well as many cousins.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Miles; cousins, aunts and uncles.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at 3West, Glace Bay General Hospital, the doctors, nurses and staff of An Cala, Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Dr. Kagedan and Dr. Khodadad, nurses and staff at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre. The family would also like to thank the VON.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS (902-849-4199). Visitation will be held Sunday, February 5, 2023, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at T. J. Tracey’s. The funeral mass will take place 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 6, 2023 at St. Anne’s Church, Main St., with Fr. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Burial to follow in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Wallace Rd, Glace Bay. A celebration of life will take place at the Hawks Club, Dominion in the afternoon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Society or Cape Breton.