William Edward "Bill" MacLeod
With great sadness we announce the death of William Edward "Bill" MacLeod, husband of Susan (Jamieson) MacLeod and son of the late Daniel and Emma (Trundle) MacLeod on August 21, 2019. During his illness, he remained brave and thankful and set a great example for family and friends.
Besides his wife of 51 years, Susan, he is survived by his son Andrew (Alison Rideout) of Linwood, Ontario, his daughter Sarah (Stephen Strickey) of Ottawa, and his beloved grandchildren Zachary St-Amand, Emma, Sam and Adam MacLeod and William, Noah and Lucas Strickey. He loved being their father and Papa, and they gave him unconditional love and support. He is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his granddaughter, Maggie MacLeod, brothers Carl (Eva), Arnold (Margaret) and sister Danena Masters (Earl).
Born in St. Stephen, NB, Bill grew up in a strong farming family. His sense of family, hard work and interest in agriculture were fostered at an early age. He left the farm to study education at the University of New Brunswick where he earned a Bachelor of Education and later attended the University of Maine where he graduated with a Masters in Educational Administration.
Bill enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a teacher and principal. During his career he taught in New Brunswick in Millville, St. Stephen, Oromocto and Fredericton as well as in Germany. The last 18 years were spent as Principal of Priestman Street School. He took great pride in his career and enjoyed meeting former students and colleague that he impacted throughout his decades in education.
Bill was a man of great integrity and faith and had a wealth of varied interests. He loved travelling, amassed an impressive art collection and was an excellent chef. Bill enjoyed the company of family, friends and neighbours. His intelligence, quick wit and caring manner will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His heart never left the family farm as following his retirement Bill developed a serious interest in breeding Simmental cattle. He was associated for many years with the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) culminating in induction to the CSA Hall of Fame in 2012.
Visitation will take place at McAdam’s Funeral Home, Fredericton, on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Wilmot United Church on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 2 p.m. A family interment will take place in the Fredericton Rural Cemetery Extension the following day.
The family wishes to thank Dr. E. Ann Collins, Dr. Anan and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit and Hospice House for their excellent care and support.
We request memorial donations to Wilmot United Church, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.