Rev. Peter Macaskill

In Memory of Rev. Peter Macaskill
First Baptist Church Halifax extends sincere sympathy to the family and friends of the late Rev. Peter Macaskill who died on June 6, 2013. While his daughter, Wynne, was a member here, Peter and Joyce often attended worship services and concerts.


RevPeterMacaskillMACASKILL, Peter M. – Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown, Annapolis Co. On June 6, 2013, Peter went to be with his Lord just 20 days short of his 65th wedding anniversary. Peter and Joyce were married in Montreal and went im­mediately to serve with Carmanville United Church, Newfoundland where they began their fondness for the people and the island. After two years, a call came from St. Anthony United Church; here, Peter learned his navigation skills with the trusty mission boat Chalmers and his compass. Also, in St. Anthony, N.L., their children were born, Wynne, Joanne and Donald. Peter loved vis­iting the p eople along the nor thern coast of Newfoundland and Labra­dor. After 13 years in Northern New­foundland the family moved to Quebec to serve the United Church­es around Bedford and Chomedey, Que. Peter loved walking, being out­doors and camping holidays. Ca­noeing on Lake Eden, Vt., with the loons was always a special part of those days. Peter took refresher courses for several summers at Re­gent College, British Columbia, which allowed the family to enjoy camping coast to coast. He was al­ways involved with Boy Scouts and church youth groups. He loved read­ing, skiing and skating but never be­came adept at kitchen duties! Above all else, Peter humbly lived out his faith in obedience to his Lord, and in the way he treated each person with compassion and love while en­couraging all in their spiritual jour­ney. This support included membership in I.V.C.F. at McGill University and chaplaincy and Con­cordia University in Montreal. After retirement, Peter and Joyce became active members of First Christian Reformed Church, Montreal where they made lasting friendships; they became part of a travel group which was formed within the congrega­tion, exploring Holland and parts of Europe. In 2000, they moved to Halifax where a new church family at All Nations Church embraced and supported them. Peter is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters, Wynne and Joanne; his four grand­children and five great-grandchil­dren. He was predeceased by his son in 1982. The family is so grate­fu l for the loving care and kindness of the staff at Mountain Lea Lodge, both to Peter and the family. No de­tail seemed too difficult but every attention was given with smiles and cheerfulness. We have been most impressed and thankful. Arrange­ments have been entrusted to Kaul­bach Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Bridgetown. A service of remembrance will be held in All Nations Christian Reformed Church, 2535 Robie St. (near Char­les Street), Halifax, at 4 p.m. Friday, June 14 with Rev. David Vroege offi­ciating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be sent to Moun­tain Lea Lodge, 170 Church St., Bridgetown, NS B0S 1C0, for their special care unit. On-line condo­lences may be made at: