Vernon MacIntosh

Obituary of Vernon Parker MacIntosh

In loving memory of Vernon Parker MacIntosh It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dearly loved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Vernon Parker MacIntosh of Hopewell, N.S. passed away suddenly at his home with his best friend Donnie Sexton by his side. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Francis and Marion (MacKenzie) MacIntosh. Vernon was a retired Locomotive Engineer having many years of service with the railroad. He was a member of the #110 Northumberland Wing of the Air Force Club and the Royal Canadian Legion. Vernon had a passion for running. He set goals and always did his best to achieve them. Running many marathons including the Johnny Miles and Boston Marathon (of which one was the bombing), taking home countless medals and trophies as well as wonderful memories with all his friends in the running community. His days started off with a morning tea, crossword puzzle ,a run and gazing out the window at his beautiful property. He always said how lucky he was to be able to see the river and all of natures beauty right from his living room window. “Listen to the birds, I just love it here” he often said. Vernon was very inquisitive, enjoyed reading, an old western movie, tinkering around his house, fishing and hunting for the sake of getting out with his oldest and dearest friends. He loved music and playing the guitar” just listen to the lyrics “he would say. He was a very strong, independent man who worked extremely hard to give his family the best life. He loved so hard and always had such profound words of encouragement to his children and everyone he loved and cared for. We always thought of him as a bull both in mind and body. He was our rock. Vernon was very handy and did everything himself (a jack of all trades). He had an infectious personality, a cheerful presence, loved a deep meaningful conversation, good debate and had strong opinions. Vernon is survived by his four children, David MacIntosh, Michelle MacIntosh, Joseph MacIntosh and Johnny MacLean. His grandchildren Danica and Ashton MacIntosh (Michelle), Rachel Paschal (David), great grandson Carson Hemphill whom he adored (Danica), brother Sandy MacIntosh (Marion) sister Marilyn Cameron, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Betty Ramsey and brother Francis MacIntosh. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday September 12th from 2-3 P.M. at 40 Millstream Rd (Vernon's home) with Rev Charles McPherson officiating , burial will be in the MacLean Cemetery. From 3-7 P.M. there will be a celebration of Vernon's life at 40 Millstream Rd bring a chair , dress according to the weather ,there will be a tent where the celebration is to be held. Please follow COVID -19 guidelines , wear a mask and social distance please. “It takes great strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward”. So please be strong as Vernon was. We’ll get through this together and know that he is somewhere gazing out and saying “I just love it here”.
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