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James MacGregor

James "Sandy" MacGregor

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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Obituary

MACGREGOR, James (Sandy) –It is with great sadness the MacGregor family announces the death of James Sandfield (Sandy) MacGregor on November 2, 2020, at the age of 72. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

Sandy is survived by his wife Dianne (nee Arsenault); son Jamie of Miramichi, NB; daughter Katie (Dr. David Barry) of New Maryland, NB; granddaughters Alexandra and Margot Barry; sisters Kathleen Oliver (David) of Toronto, ON; Marjorie Lygas (Mike Watkin) of Houston, TX; Miriam Wheeler (late Terry) of St. Andrews West, ON; Lynda Leyland (late Ernie) of Ajax, ON; Alyson Belmore (Philip) of Orleans, ON; and many nieces and nephews.
Born in St. Andrews West, ON, Sandy is predeceased by his parents James and Helen (nee Macdonell) MacGregor and brother Charles MacGregor.
Sandy moved to the New Brunswick in the mid-1970s. He settled in Miracmichi and there he opened the Jean Loft in successive locations. He retired from a more recent store, Denim Warehouse.

Sandy’s passions were his businesses, playing poker and golf. He loved a good hockey or baseball game and kept up to date with news in the sporting world. In very recent years however, it was the arrival of two granddaughters that brought him true joy.
Sandy was a gentleman. He was a patient, humble, kind and loving man with a quick wit. And although reserved, he was a conversationalist and had great insight on a variety of subjects. Sandy always had an appreciation for a good story and honest discussion.
While Sandy made Miramichi his home and was a proud member of the community, he never forgot his Ontario roots. When hometown family and friends visited, Sandy loved to show them east-coast hospitality.
Sandy will forever be remembered for his love of life, caring heart, love of family and friends and endearing sense of humour.

I’ll be seeing you, in all the old familiar places, that this heart of mine embraces all day through. ~ Irving Kahal
Visitation will not take place due to pandemic restrictions. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date.
If one so desires, expressions of sympathy may be made in Sandy’s memory to Hospice Miramichi Inc.: www.hospicemiramichi.com
The family extends heart-felt thanks to Dr. Ninian Slorach, Dr. Jill Watts and the Miramichi Oncology Clinic, visiting staff from the extra-mural program and extended family and friends for their wonderful support, care and kindness.
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Al MacDonell

Posted at 06:24am
My sympathies, Miriam,Alyson and family. Great memories of years ago, Ironman Lacrosse, Bush league hockey in Finch, poker @Zappias or many nights in Massena,they were all fun with Sandy, RIP friend!
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Gaylord Thomas

Posted at 03:22am
R.I.P. Teammate on the 1965 All Ontario Bantam Lacrosse Champions. Gaylord Thomas
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Mrs.Sheila M. AcDonald

Posted at 12:35am
So sorry for your loss Miriam and family. The family resemblance is remarkable. You are in my thoughts and prayers, it sounds like ,that you have lost a treasured brother.
Sincerely
Sheila M MacDonald
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Dave Alguire

Posted at 04:47pm
I was so sad to hear about the passing of Sandy. I played a lot of lacrosse and hockey with him, and although he WAS a true gentleman, he was a fierce competitor, and VERY hard to play against. A perfect teammate, and I'll miss him dearly.

Dave Alguire
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