It is with profound sadness that the family of Daniel Arthur “Danny” McNeill of Cambridge, Ontario and formerly of Saint John, NB that we announce his unexpected and sudden death due to complications of Pancreatic Cancer at home on Saturday, August 27th surrounded by loved ones.
Danny leaves to mourn his death, the love of his life, Donna Webber; his children David and Desiree, stepchildren Kara (Donnie) and Dean. His beloved grandchildren Graesen, Gabby and Dylan. His brothers and sisters, David (Sharon), Colleen (Preston), Ronald (Donna), Father Douglas, Gary (Mary), Kevin (Donna), Maureen (David), Mary (Marcel), Michael (Cloe) and Darlene, the mother of his children Brenda and his best friends John, Frank, Gary (Christine) and his sister “from another mister” Mary are devastated at his death and are grateful to the many friends who have been praying and offering support to Danny from the time of his diagnosis.
Not only does Danny leave behind his brothers and sisters, he also leaves behind his Aunts and Uncles who were part of the Kelly/McNeill Clan, and numerous nephews, nieces, great nieces and nephews and the newest great great niece and many cousins from the Ottawa Valley and various parts of Ontario.
Danny was predeceased by his loving parents, David Alexander and Mary Patricia (Kelly) McNeill, and his nephews Sean and Ryan.
Danny graduated from Simonds High School and pursued a career in a variety of sales endeavours, which began during high school years for Kinney Shoes and which concluded, just days before his death at the KIA dealership in London, Ontario. He was the salesperson “par excellence” and enjoyed his tenure as the Sales Manager for a number of years.
As a young man, Danny was honored by receiving, from Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, when he was a member of 527 Simonds Squadron, Air Cadets. He was also an Altar Server at his home Parish of Stella Maris in East Saint John. Danny idolized Elvis Presley and did a fantastic job of imitating him at various family gatherings.
We mourn his death, but at the same time, we are grateful to the Doctors and other health care personnel who cared for Danny from the moment of his diagnosis until his death on Saturday, the Feast of St. Monica, Mother of St. Augustine.
Cremation has taken place, and visitation will take place at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John on Thursday, October 6th from 5-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Stella Maris Church in Saint John, NB on October 7th at 10:00 am with burial to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, where we will honour his request to be buried with his Mother, Mary Patricia. Immediately following the interment, a reception will be held at Fundy Funeral Home. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed here: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=52027b6e-07d7-4c70-bf45-d362f2dd184a
“Dealin’ Dan, Rock Bottom Dealer, Nobody Sells for Less!”
May Perpetual Light Shine upon Him. AMEN