MCNEIL, Joseph (Joe) Clyde

March 27, 1949- May 23, 2023

We the family regret to announce the peaceful passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Joseph (Joe) Clyde McNeil on May 23, 2023 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.

Joe was born March 27, 1949 in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He was the son of the late Francis and Geraldine MacNeil. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Cheryl (Darroch); his sons, Michael, Chad (Nicole), and Robbie (Candice); his 4 grandchildren, Taylor, Payton, Addy and Keira; his siblings, Colleen (Bill) Langlois, Kevin (Darlene), Marilyn (David) Langlois, Ralph (Linda), Sheldon (Aleah), Heather (Paul) Carr, Terry, and his sister-in-law Marion; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by his brother Gary.

Prior to his retirement, he was an independent distributor in the dairy industry. Joe’s first love was his family but his game of golf was a close second.

In the early years Joe served as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 in Cochrane.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Foothills Medical Centre and the EMTs who responded and treated Joe. Cremation has taken place.

A Celebration of Joe’s Life will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion Cochrane Branch 15 (114 – 5th Avenue W. Cochrane, AB) on Monday, June 12, 2023 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Cochrane Branch 15.

For those of you wanting to watch the service online use this link which will be live at 1:45 on the day of the service.

Arrangements entrusted to Alison Van Arnam, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – 403-932-1039

  1. On May 30, 2023 at 5:45 am Karen Campbell Said:

    Our deepest condolences to the McNeil family on the passing of your brother, Joe. From the Saule family, New Waterford.

  2. On May 30, 2023 at 7:24 am Melinda Eldridge Said:

    To the MacNeil family, we are all so sorry to hear of Clyde’s passing.
    May he RIP with his loved ones gone before him….God bless…
    Melinda and Bruce…

  3. On May 30, 2023 at 7:38 am Jim and Ethel Orr Said:

    Sending our sincerest condolences to the MacNeil family on the passing of Joe. May he rest in peace.
    Jim and Ethel Orr , Gull Lake Alberta

  4. On May 30, 2023 at 1:41 pm Sheldon Said:

    My brother Joe was small in stature but large in personality. We really didn’t get to know each other well until I moved to Alberta after our parents passed away. He helped me find my way around and we kept in touch when I moved back to Cape Breton. I will miss our chats and regret that we won’t be having that one more round of golf.Sincere condolences to Cheryl, their 3 sons and their partners and the grandchildren. R.I.P. Brother, we will meet again!

  5. On June 2, 2023 at 2:56 am Evelyn Maillet Kitchen Said:

    Condolences to all the MacNeil families. and cousin Clyde’s immediate family. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way. Great idea to have the service on line.⛳️

  6. On June 8, 2023 at 8:02 pm Anna and Dave Stephenson Said:

    Heartfelt condolences to the MacNeil family on the loss of Joe, a hardworking man all of his life. May he rest in peace. Thinking of you all in your time of sorrow

  7. On June 12, 2023 at 1:02 pm Andrew MacNeil Said:

    Sending my deepest condolences to my family on the passing of Uncle Joe, especially those in the Calgary area.

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