John MacEachern

John Joseph MacEachern

1942 - 2022

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Obituary of John Joseph MacEachern

NEW GLASGOW – John Joseph MacEachern, 79, Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou, formerly of New Glasgow, passed away peacefully, Sunday, March 13, 2022, in the home.

Born in Croft, Antigonish County, he was a son of the late Gregory Jerome and Matilda Martina (Burns) MacEachern. John had been employed in the forestry industry for many years and later in life as a taxi driver. He was very creative, building many wooden airplane weathervanes and a replica of St. Thomas Church, Salmon River, Guysborough County. John was a soft-spoken man, who possessed a wonderful sense of humour and adored his dog, Scooby.


Surviving are his children, Annie (David), Antigonish; Johnny (Joanne), Antigonish; Charlie (Allison), Mt. Uniacke; stepdaughters, Janet (Ashley) Cameron, New Glasgow; Cathy (John) Verhagen, Broadway; Britny (Kelsea) Wilkinson, Westville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Theresa (Dave) Zellers, Pennsylvania; Margaret, New Glasgow; Mary, Halifax; brothers, Donald, New Glasgow; Norman, Hants; Carmen (Ivy), Dartmouth; many nieces and nephews.


Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Patricia (Cunningham); daughter, Yvonne; son, Gordon; sisters, Sarah Kelly, Ann Smith and Christina Cabello; brothers, Lawrence and Andrew in infancy, George, Morris and Jerome.


Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17th in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow with Rev. Glen Matheson officiating. Private interment will be held in South River Cemetery, St. Andrew’s at a later date.


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Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Thursday, March 17, 2022
P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel
536 Merigomish Rd, P.O. Box 215
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada


South River Cemetery
Antigonish Guysborough Road
Saint-Andrews, Nova Scotia, Canada
To be held at a later date