Earl MacIntosh

Obituary of Earl MacIntosh

Earl Rae MacIntosh

May 14, 1928 - January 14, 2018

 

With heavy hearts but many wonderful memories, the family announces the passing of the most terrific and cherished dad, husband and grandfather on January 14, 2018 in his 90th year. Earl was the loving and devoted husband of Sandra (Maciver) for over 62 years, and the caring and supportive father of Shelley (Dan), Lisa, Tana (John) and Ross (Joanne). He was so proud of his grandchildren Nate (Alli), Alex, Emily, Kait, Grant, David, Kelsey and Kevin, and step-grandchildren Sam (Janna), Tris (Hazel) and Marcel (Jessie), and he delighted in their exploits. Earl will be remembered for his wicked sense of humour, his adventurous and curious spirit and his fierce love for his family and friends. He had a strong work ethic, loved music, reading and dancing, and had an eternal optimism and zest for life. Earl worked at Automatic Electric for over 37 years, where he was the Manager of Product Engineering. He was involved in many volunteer organizations and sports over the years, including being President of the Brockville Jaycees and the Strowger Club, and participating in hockey and baseball as a goalie and a catcher, with many scars to prove it. He built the family home on Ferguson Drive, and also his beloved cottage on Big Waters, Charleston Lake, where so many memories were made and wonderful friendships formed. These memories of 53 years spent at the lake gave a sense of permanence to family traditions that were so important to Earl. The fabric of the MacIntosh family was woven with the times spent at the cottage. Earl and Sandra wintered in Florida and Mexico over the years. Full of optimism and the desire to enjoy life, they travelled the world together in their 33 years of retirement. Earl had a life that was well-lived and he was well-loved. We will all miss him beyond measure. Our hearts are broken, but we are thankful for every moment we have shared with him. Earl is survived by his wife, and his sister Doreen (Carl) Sunderland and family of Kingston, and was predeceased by his parents Roderick Hector (Mac) MacIntosh and Mae (Dickson). Many thanks to the compassionate doctors and nurses in the Brockville General Hospital ICU unit who cared for Earl these last three weeks after he was airlifted back from Puerto Vallarta. Following Earl's wishes, there will be no wake or funeral service. A private family graveside service will take place in the spring. Should friends desire, contributions to the Brockville and District Hospice Palliative Care Service would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. In our minds, we'll remember Earl at his beloved cottage, on the dock with his family and friends, sipping a cocktail and enjoying the beautiful sunset. Arrangements entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville. Messages of Condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com

 

"In our hearts forever"