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It is with profound sadness that MacLeod Cares acknowledges the passing of Brian MacLeod.

Our Founder and President, Brian, died on Christmas Eve at the age of 71 in Saint Martha’s Regional Hospital after a courageous multi-decade fight with cancer.

In addition to being the founder of MacLeod Group, Brian generously shared his expertise and experience, actively contributing to several organizations including, the St. James United Church Board, the Board of Directors for the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society, StFX Art Gallery, serving on the Board and numerous committees at Mount Allison University, Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, Antigonish Highland Society, and the Board of Governors of Nova Scotia Community College.  Brian was a benefactor to many campaigns including Saint Martha’s Regional Hospital, Festival Antigonish Foundation and established Mawio’mi place, a presentation and cultural space for Mi’kmaq students at the NSCC Campus in Port Hawkesbury. In 2023, Brian was awarded the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal for Nova Scotia, an award that recognizes individuals who significantly impact their community, reflect a strong community spirit, volunteerism and service to others.

Brian retired from the company in 2014.  His foresight at that time led to the hiring and development of the current Executive Team.  With over 1,000 employees caring for over 850 seniors in 14 communities across the Maritimes, Brian’s leadership set MacLeod Cares for its next stage of growth.  A new nursing home will open next year in Mahone Bay followed by new homes in each of Glace Bay, Port Hawkesbury, Shelburne and Annapolis. 

Funeral arrangements and online condolences are available through Curry’s Funeral Home