Blair MacLeod

Obituary of Blair MacLeod

Alexander Blair MacLeod November 19, 1937 – June 16, 2022 Our family, with heavy hearts, announce the passing of Alexander Blair MacLeod, 84, of Scotsburn, Nova Scotia on June 16, 2022. Blair was predeceased by his parents, George and Gertrude (MacKenzie) MacLeod, brothers, Jim and Ivan. He leaves behind his loving wife and best friend of 59 years, Janet (MacLean); his two children, Rob (Stacey) and Gail (Chris). Blair is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Jami, Cassie, Robert and Ian; sisters, Evelyn Fraser and Elna (Richard) Innis. He is also survived by his beloved in-laws and nieces and nephews. Blair attended Pictou Academy until his father was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident and he remained at home to support the family. Blair lived on the same farm property his entire life and was an employee of Gammon’s Lumber Mill like his father before him. Through the years, Blair loved working in the woods on his family property. He spent his time splitting wood, hauling logs and keeping the property in perfect shape. The woods are where Blair was his happiest and where he found peace. Blair had a great respect for nature, and it showed in all he did. He was a gifted woodworker and admired every piece of wood he touched. He has left many beautiful handmade treasures for the family to admire. Blair also loved old-time music, particularly the fiddle. Antique cars were one of his passions and he knew every make, model and year of any antique car he saw. He was a proud owner of a 1949 Plymouth but always believed there was not a better car than a 1956 Ford. Later in life, Blair enjoyed multiple trips to the Northwest Territories and British Columbia. He remembered every detail of his trips, but his favourite memories were of the large trees. Blair had a keen sense of humour and was famous for his one liners and ability to make others laugh. He cherished his children and grandchildren, and he was so proud of them. He had a strong faith and was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and a proud member of the choir for over 60 years. He loved animals and will be happy to be reunited with his furry, best friend, Roscoe. To remember Blair best, take a walk in the woods, admire the beauty and give thanks. The family would like to thank the staff of the IOOF in Pictou for all their love and care. We will never forget your kindness. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations in Blair’s memory may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church, the SPCA, or a charity of choice. www.mclarenfuneral.ca