Monsignor John A. MacIntyre

Monsignor John A. MacIntyre

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Monsignor John A. MacIntyre, son of the late Roderick and Gertrude (Turner) MacIntyre, on May 30, 2008.

Right Reverend MacIntyre was born in Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia on February.11, 1922 and received his education at St. John’s School in New Aberdeen and St. Anne’s School in Glace Bay, N.S. He was an altar boy at St. John’s church under Father Ronald MacDonald. From 1941 to 1945, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. After graduating in 1951 from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., he studied Theology at St. Augustine Seminary in Toronto and was ordained on March. 5, 1955 in Antigonish, for the Diocese of Kamloops. Father MacIntyre was appointed Vicar General of the diocese of Kamloops in 1982, and invested as a Prelate of Honour in 1984.

Appointments: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Kamloops; St. Ann’s Parish, Quesnel; Our ; St. Joseph’s, Salmon Arm; Our Lady of the Mountains, Whistler; Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine and Centre, Cache Creek; Ashcroft and Missions.

Monsignor MacIntyre was predeceased by his brothers, Roderick, Turner, Ranni, Philip, and sisters Gertrude Hurley and Sarah Dunphy. He is survived by his sister Rodina Remeigus(MacIntyre) Anderson who resides in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews residing in Cape Breton.

Vigil Prayers will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 635 Tranquille Road on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (instead of Sacred Heart Cathedral) on Friday, June 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with The Most Reverend Bishop David Monroe celebrant. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Should friends desire, donations to The Catholic Schools in Kamloops Diocese, 635A Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC V2B 3H5 in memory of the Monsignor MacIntyre would be appreciated.

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Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops, B.C. Telephone 250 374-1454.

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