Myrtle "Myrt" (MacCready) MacNeil
Myrtle "Myrt" (MacCready) MacNeil - age 87, of Wolfville, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2018 at Evergreen Home for Special Care, surrounded by loving family and friends. Daughter of Beulah (Manuel) and Archie MacCready, Myrt lived her younger years in St. Stephen, N.B., then moved to Wolfville to attend Acadia University where she met her campus sweetheart and devoted husband, Conrad "Connie" MacNeil. Myrt and Connie graduated in 1954, with teaching degrees, moving to Oxford, N.S., where they both taught high school, then to Pugwash N.S., until returning to Wolfville in ’64, for the remainder of their 50 years together. Myrt and Connie were gifted with four children, two grandsons, and two great-grandchildren. Myrt is survived by sister, Sydney (Smith); daughter, Margie (Brad) MacIntosh; sons, David (Bev), Phillip (Denise) and Andrew; grandsons, Dustin (Nicole) and Madison (Brittney); great-grandson, Lane and great-granddaughter, Brooke. Myrt was predeceased by her husband, Connie in May, 2013 and also, by her brother, Phillip. Myrt was a stellar tap dancer in her younger years, she enjoyed the arts and was involved in dance and drama at Acadia, but also a hotshot basketball player in high school and university. She was voted ‘Life Vice President’ for her graduating class of ’54 at Acadia, being involved in many alumni activities with husband, Connie throughout their married years. Myrt was a talented seamstress, enjoyed knitting, bowling, golf, bridge and piano. Myrt was a warm, loving, ‘ever present’ and beautiful soul. We will miss her smile, her humor, and her steadfast love for family and friends. Our Myrt had an enduring strength throughout her 20 year battle with Parkinson’s, and a devoted husband and children who were her caregivers before she was placed at Evergreen in December, 2015. Myrt’s family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude for the excellent care she received at Evergreen, and the comfort it gave to all who loved her. There will be no immediate visitation or service by request, as the family are planning a private ceremony for the burial of both parents’ ashes in the Spring of 2019. Donations may be made to Evergreen Home for Special Care, or to a Memorial Fund in Myrt MacNeil’s name to Acadia University. Arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.