Gordon MacLeod

Born: Fri., Oct. 28, 1949
Died: Fri., Jan. 29, 2021


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Gordon MacLeod
Ingonish

It is with special memories and saddened hearts that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of M Gordon MacLeod, at home in Ingonish, on Friday, January 29, 2021, at the age of 71.
Gordon was such a presence in Ingonish, a talented and entertaining storyteller always ready to help someone, and loved by all.
He always got up early and took a drive, usually with Rhynie, around the community before coming back home to start his day.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone, that’s just who he was.  
He enjoyed spending time with lifelong friends, Jacques and Helene, playing cards and enjoying wonderful meals, also with special long-time friend, Andy Robinson.  He enjoyed the end of day get-togethers with Tommy and the work shop boys, all with a drink in their hands.
He attended Kings (KCS) for grades 7-12, and studied business at UNB.  He and his siblings owned Point Properties and earlier in his career he managed the Ingonish Motel and Ski Cape Smokey.  His real passion was fishing, gardening, hunting and just being outdoors.  
He started his fishing career with Doug Jackson and later had his own license, first with Lloyd Snow, and after 45 years retired from his fishing career aboard the Mary Mac with Adam Sams.  It was then he became a serious gardener and supplied the family and friends with vegetables throughout the year.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Rhodena (Hardy), daughters Shauna, and Linda (Frank), and son David (Morgan).  He will be missed by his grandchildren Chris, Sarah and Ben, with each of whom he shared an individual and special relationship.  He will also be missed by his Caper, his furry friend.  
He is also survived by his brother Allister, sister Jean (Les), sisters-in-law, Gloria, Brenda (Frank), Darlene (Garth), brothers-in-law, Rick and Darrell, as well as several nieces and nephews.  
He was predeceased by his parents Mary and Allister MacLeod, sisters-in-law Lorraine, and Brenda, and brothers-in-law Truman (Phemia), Stephen and Dennis.  
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Gordon’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in his memory to Buchanan Memorial Hospital Charitable Foundation in Neil’s Harbour. Words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com

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Louise McKeough
   Posted Mon February 01, 2021
Dear Rhodena and family, we were so sorry to hear about Gordon. He will be greatly missed. Michel has great memories of him from UNB. He is a presence that will be missed.

John and Dupie Ashton
   Posted Mon February 01, 2021
To all of Gords family we send our heartfelt condolences. He was an amazing man , loved and respected by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. The community has lost a good man and he will be remembered fondly.

Kathleen MacLeod
   Posted Mon February 01, 2021
Shauna and Linda, Rhodena & families:
I knew M. Gordon as a fisherman when I worked for National Sea Products Ltd.
He was always a gentleman. I am so sorry to hear of his sudden passing. He will be missed by all but the greatest loss is to you, his family. Rest In Peace
M. Gordon MacLeod (his signature).

Kathleen & (Alfred) MacLeod

Jack & Freda (Sams) Goulet
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
Jack and I were saddened to read about Gordon's death and wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family. We both have very special memories of Gordon that go back many years.We always looked forward to seeing Gordon when we visited Ingonish...he will be deeply missed. Hugs, Rhodena.

LINDA MACKINNON
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
Rhodena and all of Gordon's Family and Friends (and there was alot) my sincere condolences. Gordon was a pretty special individual, always a smile and a little chat everytime our paths crossed. Rest in Peace and thank you for the privilege of knowing you.

Peter House
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
As a fellow student of KCS I remember Gordon well. He was a fine person and will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humour.

Lester and Maureen Capstick
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
Dear Rhodena and family, Lester and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you all. Cherish the memories! May Gordon RIP.

Aldona A Fricker
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
Dear Rhonda and Family, Gordon was a kind and friendly man who all ways had a smile on his face.He would tease me about trying to win the million ticket. I will miss seeing him at the Irving station. RIP friend!!

Marcelle Lavoie
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
I send you my condolences Rodena and children. There is a lot of history there and an empty place in the heart. Oh how there are so many memories. I certainly enjoyed knowing Gordon and the family around the ski lodge.

Marcelle

Dave Usifer
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
As a young lad of 15, Gordon was with me and Doug Jackson when I caught my first swordfish of 720 pounds. That same fish which was so heavy broke its line as we were bringing it aboard and fell on me and split my head open. Gordon was there to keep me calm the whole way back to shore. That sword still hangs on my wall today. I feel fortunate to have known such a kind and generous man that Gordon was. May his spirit fly high over the beautiful highlands that he loved so much. RIP Gordon you will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences to all the family and friends that have been touched by Gordon's passing.😇😢

Lorway Maclellan and Jane Smith
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
Rhodena and family, we are saddened by the loss of such a wonderful person, a wonderful example to all of us who were fortunate to know him. You are very much in our thoughts.

Russell MacLellan and Ann MacLean
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
Dear Rhodena and Family, We have just learned of Gordon's passing. No words can describe how deeply shocked and saddened we are of hearing this news. Gordon has been that smiling face, that sincere and warm human being, always ready to lend a hand and bring about your laugh or smile, because of his own infectious smile. Even his anti-Liberal comments were enjoyable! Gordon truly loved people- particularly the people of Ingonish - and they loved him back. What a great loss his passing means to our community here North of Smokey! Please accept our deepest sympathy as we write this note with heavy hearts.

Troy Wilcox
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Gordon. Our thoughts are with your family at this time.

Drew Fraser
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
Joan and I will never forget Gordons visits to Pictou often with his entourage of fishermen friends. He always brought a zest for life , a sense of humor and kindness that made those days very special. We will always treasure those memories and having known such a fine fellow. Our deepest condolences.

Jim and Sharon Gunn
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
I remember Gordon as one of the gang hanging out under Bob’s wharf when we were children and again as a successful fisherman and respected member of the community later in life. A life well lived and well loved.

Jim Gunn

Barb and Ken Donovan
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
Dear Rodenia and family, please accept our sincere condolences on behalf of the Barron and Donovan families. Your beloved Gordon was a fine Man. We are so sorry for your loss.

Nancey Roach
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
Dear Family,
I am so sad to hear of Gordon’s passing. He was a great person and will be missed by so many. He promised me stories about Dad but I guess I will never hear them now. God bless!

Sandra jackson
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
Sincere condolences to Rhodena and family! Gordon will be missed by so many people .He was so kind and always their to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. No matter how busy he was himself! . I know all of his buddies will sure miss him .Rest in peace Gordon !!

Paula Pace
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Gordon will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Diane & Yves Legault
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
Dear Rhodena and family,
We are truly sorry for your loss. Words cannot even begin too express our sorrow. Please accept our deepest condolences. We are thinking about you and sending love during this painful time. 🙏🕊❤️

Pat & Dawn Donovan
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
Rhodena and Family,

We were so saddened to hear of Gordon’s passing, he will be greatly missed by our community. He was a wonderful man who lived his life on his own terms and was good to everyone. He will be missed by all who knew him. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult times.

Pat & Dawn

Barry MacDonald
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
My condolences to Rhodena & family on Gordon's passing. I always looked forward to seeing Gordon & catching up on the news when I visited Ingonish in the summers. Gordon was a great guy & will be missed by many. RIP.

Seán Ó Conghaile
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
It was with great sadness that I heard of the death of Gordon. I enjoyed the hospitality of Gordon and Rhodena on a sailing trip with Jim Fennell. I have fond memories of his kindness. My condolences to Rhodena and his family..May he rest in peace.

Glen&Marie Malay
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
We were so saddened to hear of Gordon's passing. We will always remember a time of great times, laughs and get-to-gethers in Ingonish. Our families grew up together in the 80-90 years and we can only smile to ourselves as we recall those wonderful times We are so sorry for you Rhodena and all your extended families. Sincerest regards to all. Glen and Marie

Maria Fitzgerald
   Posted Thu February 04, 2021
Dear Rhodena, Shauna, Linda, David and Families. They’re no words to express my deep sadness upon reading about Gordon’s death. To know him (was to know greatness). Please accept my heartfelt condolences and prayers.
He will only ever be a heart beat away and will always be the loving, protective touch on your shoulder. Thinking of and loving you all. Maria

Gerald & Marilyn Jackson
   Posted Thu February 04, 2021
Please accept our sincerest condolence on the loss of Gordon. He will be remembered as a bright light in the community. Lots of good memories he left behind.

Darryl E Chidley
   Posted Fri February 05, 2021
To Dave & all of the MacLeod Family. On behalf of the Electronic Systems Group, I would like to express our sincere condolences. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. God Bless & may he rest in peace.

Darryl E Chidley
General Manager

Gerry Doucet
   Posted Fri February 05, 2021
Was their a finer man? I have not met him yet. My memories are speckled with wonderful stories. Gordon was a port of safe harbour. Always accommodating, quick to smile or wink. Stories and laughter were steps away.
Please know that I, and my four children, feel the loss. Rhodena, your loss is immeasurable. I will come see you when the time is right.
Sending love and support.

Marie & John Dickson
   Posted Fri February 05, 2021
John & l want to extend our Sincere Condolences to the Family of the late Gordon MacLeod .So sorry yo hear of your loss .

John & Marie Dickson

Jim Fennell
   Posted Fri February 05, 2021
I first met Gordon as my boss at the Ski Hill in '77. The best boss I ever had. Then as a true and dependable friend. Always solid wisdom with humour or a story, together with the best hospitality. We had some good times along the way. We are better people for knowing Gordon. Rhodena, we send our condolences and love to you and your wonderful family.

Sincerely, Jim and Janice Fennell

Elise and Jim MacKinnon
   Posted Sat February 06, 2021
Our deepest sympathies Rhodena, to you and your family. We were deeply saddened to learn of Gordon's passing. Gordon was a gentleman of the finest kind. Ingonish will not be the same without him. We all have great memories of Gordon that are now treasures. Gordon always had time for a chat, a ready smile and a kind word for all. He will be truly missed.

Patricia Wishart
   Posted Mon February 08, 2021
There are no words to adequately describe what Gordon meant to his many friends. Our two years of living in Ingonish were made so enjoyable because of our friendship with Gordon and Rhodena. Even though we didn’t see a lot of each other these past number of years, that friendship never faded. We loved you both then and do so now. RIP dear Gordon and to Rhodena, Linda, Shauna, David and your three great grandkids we send our sincere sympathies.

Patricia A. Fricker-Bates
   Posted Mon February 08, 2021
Dear Rhodena and family. I was so saddened to hear of Gordon's sudden death. I send along sincerest condolences on behalf of myself and the rest of the Fricker (Pat and the late Stuart) clan. Gordon was a mainstay of the North-of-Smokey communities and will be greatly missed.

Thinking of you at this difficult time,
Patricia Fricker-Bates

Dave Quigley
   Posted Thu February 11, 2021
So sorry to hear about Gordon, good man, huge loss.

Garry MacLean
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
So sorry to hear about Gordon, my condolences to the family. He was a good childhood friend, before we moved away, and on my 'all too seldom' visits back home meeting up with Gordon for a good chinwag was always a highlight of the trip. RIP my old friend.

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