McNeil, Charles

7 Jan 1929

At Morar, Jan 7, 1929 of paralysis Charles McNeil, son of the late Donald McNeil of said place, in the 57th year of his age.  For several years the deceased was employed as bridgeman on the eastern division of the L.C.R until ill health caused him to retire two years ago.  To his bereaved widow, two sons and eight daughters the neighborhood extends its sympathy.  He also leaves to mourn their loss two brothers and two sisters.  Frequently consoled in his illness by the rites of the holy mother Church he calmly yielded his soul to God with the firm hope of enjoying a happy hereafter.  Buried in Georgeville.  

(Another obituary later in February, 1929….

At Morar, January 7, 1929, Charles MacNeil, in his 56 year, after several months of illness which he bore with Christian patience.  The deceased was an honest, kind, and industrious man, believed by all his acquaintances.  He leaves to mourn their loss his sorrowing widow, eight daughter and two sons, namely:  Mrs. J.J. Doyle, Malden, Mass; Mrs. Alexander MacDonald, Vancouver B.C., who has been visiting him during his illness a year ago; Mrs. John A. McDonald, Catherine, and Florence, Waltham, Mass., who were present at his bed-side; Pauline, of Vancouver, who also was at home several months ago during his illness; Dan Charles, Albert, Gertrude and Genevieve at home.  He also leaves to mourn two sisters and two brothers:  Mrs. Colin Chisholm, Brophy’s Post Office; Mrs. W. MacGillivray, B.C. ; and Duncan of Lakevale.  When a young man Mr. McNeil went west where he was engaged at construction work on the C.P. R making his last trip home from B.C. in 1907.  He drove the first daily mail from Cape George to Antigonish for a term of eight years, later returning to construction work on the eastern division of the C.P.R. until ill health caused him to retire two years ago.  Mr. McNeil will be long remembered by his many friends both east and west.