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Charles Joseph "Charlie" MacGillivray


Charles Joseph "Charlie" MacGillivray

Charlie passed peacefully on November 9, 2020 with his brother, John Dan by his side at Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, Waterville, NS. Born in MacArras Brook, Antigonish County, on February 21, 1954 he was a son of the late Angus Hugh and Mary Catherine (MacLeod) MacGillivray. Charlie grew up in MacArras Brook, Antigonish County with his eight siblings. He is survived by his siblings, John Dan (Annette), New Minas; Colin, New Glasgow; Lorretta MacGillivray, Antigonish; Margie (Jeff) Kaplan, Arvada, Colorado; Mary Ann MacGillivray, Victoria, BC; Neil (Joyce), Brierly Brook; Billy (Shirley), MacArras Brook; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Terri (Bruce) Bishop. Charlie loved and was loved by his family and everyone who knew him. He could accomplish anything he set his mind to. He was a lobster fisherman for a number of years and always had a love for the ocean. He was an avid softball player with the Arisaig Fence Busters. Charlie was witty and funny, always having a mischievous smile for everyone he knew. Cremation has taken place. There will be no service. At a later date family and friends will gather for a celebration of life. A heartfelt thank you to the doctors, nurses and personal care staff of the Sunset Community Centre, Pugwash, NS as well as the Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, Springdale and MacArthur Units who provided such good care. Memorial donations in memory of Charlie may be made to the Brain Injury Association of NS, Canadian Diabetes Association or the ALS Society of NB and NS. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to

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Service Location
A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

Requested Charity
Brain Injury Association of NS, Canadian Diabetes Association or the ALS Society of NB or NS.