Celton Macpherson Obituary, Death – Celton Macpherson, 24, of Nepean, ON, previously of Chaswood, NS, died suddenly on December 13, 2022.He was born in Halifax, to Doug MacPherson and Karen Grace. Celton was a wonderful young man who lighted up every place he walked into. He approached each day with zeal and desire. He had the most fans among his family and friends. He had a good day cheering them on and meeting East Hants Penguins and Nepean Minor Hockey families. He took part in the Special Olympics Ontario Motionball Marathon of Sport Ottawa and generated donations for the organization. Celton was a fan of both the Toronto Blue Jays and the Ottawa Senators (particularly when they beat the Leafs, Habs, and Bruins). One of his best memories is meeting his favorite hockey player, Sidney Crosby, in his hometown of Nova Scotia, and he keeps a picture of him with the people he met.
He was a member of the drama club at Saint Mother Teresa High School. He has appeared in films such as Peter Pan, A Christmas Carol, and Radium Girls. Every year, he looked forward to the journey to Cappies to relive all of his high school achievements. His most recent educational attempt was with the OCDSB’s Adaptive Learning Program. He worked for Winners. He liked riding his bike around Barrhaven and walking his pets. He was frequently accompanied by Gunther, Chunk, and his cat Yoshi, who sat on his lap. When he returned to Nova Scotia, he enjoyed fishing, boating, and swimming. Tears flowed from Nova Scotia to Ottawa in the hours following his death. Celton had a brighter smile, a larger grin, and a more passionate hug than the others. His zest for life and people endeared him to everyone he encountered.
He loved more passionately during his brief time on Earth and affected the lives of countless individuals. His family and friends will miss him terribly, especially his best friends Billy, Tyler, and Skylar. Celton is survived by his parents, stepfather Joe Grace and stepmother Marsha MacPherson, brother Lachlan MacPherson, half brother Khaden Grace, and stepbrother Andrew Stewart, as well as his paternal grandparents Murdock and Pearl MacPherson and maternal grandparents John and Martha Barr and Tony and Arleen Taylor. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, and friends.
Cremation has occurred. A memorial service for his Ottawa family and friends will be place on Saturday, December 17th at 3pm at Kelly Funeral Home-Barrhaven Chapel. For his Nova Scotia relatives and friends, a memorial service will be held soon at Ettinger Funeral Home in Shubenacadie. Thank you to the Ottawa Civic Hospital personnel, the Ottawa paramedics, and Alison for your help in the hours following his death. Donations in Celton’s memory can be donated to Motionball Canada, which supports the Special Olympics.