Celton Macpherson Obituary, Death – Celton MacPHERSON, age 24 and originally of Chaswood, Nova Scotia, passed away unexpectedly on December 13, 2022 in Nepean, Ontario. He was the son of Doug MacPherson and Karen Grace and was born in the city of Halifax. Celton was a beautiful boy who brightened the mood of everyone he encountered wherever he went. He lived each day with a fervent enthusiasm for life and a burning passion. Everyone in his family and circle of friends considered him to be their favorite. He had a lot of fun going to watch them play hockey and making friends with other hockey families through organizations like the East Hants Penguins and the Nepean Minor Hockey. He was happy to have participated in the Motionball Marathon of Sport Ottawa for Special Olympics Ontario and to have raised money for the event. Celton was a huge fan of the Toronto Bluejays and the Ottawa Senators, especially when either team triumphed over the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Montreal Canadiens, or the Boston Bruins. One of his most cherished memories is when he got to meet Sidney Crosby, his all-time favorite hockey player, in his home in Nova Scotia. He always shows that image to new people he meets.
He received his diploma from Saint Mother Teresa High School, where he was an active participant in the school’s prestigious drama club. His acting roles include supporting roles in productions such as Radium Girls, Peter Pan, and A Christmas Carol. He couldn’t wait for the annual excursion to Cappies to honor all of the secondary school’s accomplishments in the arts. His most recent attempt at furthering his education was in the Adaptive Learning Program offered by OCDSB. He was working at Winners as part of a job placement program. He had a lot of fun riding his bike around the Barrhaven neighborhood and taking his dogs for walks. He never went anywhere without Gunther or Chunk by his side, and Yoshi, his cat, was never far from his side. When he went back to his home in Nova Scotia, he frequently went fishing, went out on the water on his boat, and went bathing.
Tears have been shed in the hours after his demise in cities as far apart as Nova Scotia and Ottawa. Celton shone more brightly, smiled more broadly, and hugged more tightly than anyone else. His infectious enthusiasm for both life and people won him fans in every community he visited. During his brief time on earth, he loved deeply and left an impression on a great number of people. His family and friends, particularly Billy, Tyler, and Skylar, who were among his closest companions, will grieve his passing deeply. In addition to his biological parents, Celton is survived by his stepfather Joe Grace and his stepmother Marsha MacPherson; his brother Lachlan MacPherson; his half brother Khaden Grace and his step brother Andrew Stewart; his maternal grandparents John and Martha Barr and Tony and Arleen Taylor; and his paternal grandparents Murdock and Pearl MacPherson. In addition to this, he is survived by a large number of cousins, aunts, uncles, and other extended family members and acquaintances.
The cremation process has been completed. A gathering of his family and friends from Ottawa will take place in the Kelly Funeral Home-Barrhaven Chapel on Saturday, December 17 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon to celebrate his life. An announcement regarding a celebration to be held for his family and friends in Nova Scotia will be made in the near future at the Ettinger Funeral Home in Shubenacadie. Sincere gratitude goes out to everyone who provided support in the first few hours after his passing, particularly the medical professionals at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, the paramedics in Ottawa, and Alison. In honor of Celton, charitable contributions can be donated to Motionball Canada, which provides support to Special Olympics.