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Eric C. "Plug" MacNearney
December 1, 1930 - March 14, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">Eric MacNearney <br>1930-2017 <br> <br>Eric was a dearly loved family man, sports enthusiast, successful businessman and entrepreneur. He died peacefully at age 86 on March 14th after a brief illness, having led a full and active life. <br> <br>Windsor Junction was Eric's birthplace and his home for most of his life. After adventuring in the Merchant Marines he attended Acadia, then TUNS, graduating as a mining engineer. This led him to various oil patches, then back to NS in business ventures including a founding partnership in Historic Properties and ownership of Cannon Construction, then Truefoam, where his last day of work was this past Friday. <br> <br>He was predeceased by his spouse of 56 years, Anne (Murray), in 2015, and siblings Ed (Kitty), Doug, Jan Wallace, Alice Mitten, Lynn (John) Fiske, and Paula (Gerry) Fry. He lives on in his children: <br>Christine (Paul Christensen), David (Kathleen) and Alison (David Kalyan), and their children: Chris': Lica, Kaj, Lars and Thora; David's: Robin, Doug, Donald and Ellen; Alison's: Jessica, Andrew, James and John and his great grandchildren (Doug and Marie-Eve's) Cliff and William. <br> <br>Eric had many hobbies and interests, including hockey (on ice and TV, especially one particular Penguin), curling (Mayflower) and golf. He read voraciously, loved animals, rocks, trees, gardening, and anything lemon. Recipient of many awards and past member of countless associations, Eric had more plans in the works. <br> <br>Eric was “Humble and Kind” He will be missed by many. <br> <br>Special thanks to lifelong friend and family doctor, Ernie Johnson, and to the QE2 hospital staff. <br> <br>There will be a casual celebration of Eric's life on Sunday, March 19th at the Atlantic Funeral Home in Sackville from 2:00 to 5:00. <br> <br> In lieu of flowers, Eric would have preferred donations to the Hospital Foundation of Dartmouth General or QE2, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. <br> <br> “An honest man here lies at rest, <br> The friend of man, the friend of truth, <br> The friend of age, and guide of youth: <br> Few hearts like his, with virtue warm'd, <br> Few heads with knowledge so inform'd; <br> If there's another world, he lives in bliss; <br> If there is none, he made the best of this.” <br> ― Robert Burns <br> <br> <br> <br></div>