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Finlay MacLeod

Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA
Death 5 Feb 2017 (aged 76)
Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA
Burial Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA
Memorial ID 176334158 · View Source
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Finlay MacLeod, age 76, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on February 5, 2017. Finlay was born in Ventura on October 29, 1940, and lived his entire life in his hometown.

He attended Washington Elementary School, Cabrillo Junior High, Ventura High and Ventura College. Following college he worked for Allis Chalmers, building tractors and farm machinery.

During that time he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where his welding skills were needed to repair equipment and armored vehicles during the Viet Nam war.

After discharge from the Army, Finlay began his thirty year civil service career at the Seabee Construction Center at Port Hueneme Naval Base. During his years of faithful service he was honored with awards and accolades for his dedication and expert welding skills.

Finlay was a kind and gentle man, and a talented individual who could build and fix anything. He had an artistic flair that was reflected in the many things he built, from beautiful coffee tables and decorative artwork to wrought iron gates and lawnmowers.

He was the champion chef at Thanksgiving, where he would barbeque the turkey to golden perfection. And his skills with a fishing pole were exceptional also. His joy and enthusiasm for fishing and barbequing have been passed on to his son Ian, who has inherited that outstanding talent.

Finlay is survived by the love of his life, Marsha, who was his dedicated support and rock of strength throughout their 50 years of marriage, and by his loving son, Ian and wife Lisa, his precious grandchildren, Sydney, Evan, Skye and Allie MacLeod, and by his only sibling, his loving sister Jessie MacLeod. He is survived by many cousins, including several in Scotland and England, and is predeceased by his parents, Duncan and Ella MacLeod.

Graveside services will take place on Friday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m., at Ivy Lawn Cemetery, 5400 Valentine Road, Ventura. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to the American Cancer Society , the Humane Society of Ventura County, or to a charity of their choice.

Published in Ventura County Star from Feb. 12 to Feb. 15, 2017




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  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176334158
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Finlay MacLeod (29 Oct 1940–5 Feb 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176334158, citing Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA ; Maintained by Steve Burton (contributor 48198296) .