John MacNeill

John Wendell Dennis MacNeill

Sunday, February 14th, 1937 - Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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MacNeill, John Wendell Dennis, of Yarmouth, passed away on October 20,2020 with family by his side. Born in Alberton, PEI, he was a son to the late James and Doris (Ryder) MacNeill. Johns qualities were exemplified though fatherhood. Family brought great joy to him and spending time with his grandchildren and great granddaughter. He was fond of hockey, both American and Canadian teams. Johns inspiring work ethic remained an essential part of his character. He was an avid truck driver by trade, until an accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. However, he did not let his injury prohibit him from attending momentous occasions. John met the love of his life, Annis in Toronto. They were married in 1960 and relocated to Arlington, MA. to raise their children, then returning to Canada. He is survived by his kind hearted wife of 60 years, Annis (Nickerson) MacNeill; daughters, Katherine (Mark) Healey, Marblehead, MA.; Cindy MacNeill, Yarmouth; son, Timothy MacNeill, Milford, MA.; grandchildren, Jonathan; Trevor; Britini (Alex); Kelly; great granddaughter, Haley; brother, Wayne (Sandy), Charlottetown, PEI; sisters, Betty Holmes, Vancouver, BC; Linda Bresee, Red Dear, Alberta; Paula (Chris) Payne, Charlottetown, PEI. He was predeceased by sister Audrey in childhood. John will be missed by all and his memory will forever be cherished. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, Yarmouth. Funeral Service will be, Monday, October 26,2020 at 2pm, from the Sweeny’s Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon Bruce Hubbard officiating. Interment at a later date in Charlottetown, PEI. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to, or you may sign the guest book online at

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    Monday, October 26th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Monday, October 26th, 2020 2:00pm
    Sweeny's Funeral Home and Crematorium
    567 Main Street
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    Deacon Bruce Hubbard
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    a later date
    567 Main Street
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Mary (Keefe) Sacca

Posted at 11:29am
With love and hugs, He was a great man and dad. My heart is with you.
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Barbara Surette

Posted at 10:09pm
Sending my sympathy to you at this time. Lovingly, Barbara

Patti d'Entremont

Posted at 08:04pm
Cindy, Britini & family,
Sending our condolences in the loss of your dad and grandfather.
With sympathy,
Patti & Gaston d'Entremont

Greg Vartanian

Posted at 03:51pm
I grew up across the street (Dartmouth) in Arlington, MA, with my brother Rich, from the MacNeill's where one of my/our 3 best childhood friends was Timmy. I must have been 4 or 5 yrs old when we met. Many, many, many great memories from back then including Kathy, Cindy, Ann and Wendall. (Mr. and Mrs. MacNeill to us). Kindest, most generous and down to earth family I've ever met. R.I.P. Mr. MacNeill. Condolences to the whole family.

Janice (Ryder)Perry

Posted at 11:02am
I believe the last time I saw Wendell was when his Dad passed. He used to visit my Grand-Dad on the farm. I am so glad I got to talk to him about a month ago. R.I.P cousin. from Janice (Ryder)Perry, P.E.I.

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