North Sydney

308 Commercial Street North Sydney NS B2A 1C2

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Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Our Team

Management Team

Sandy Watling

Office Manager

Sandy joined MacLeod Lorway in 2020 with more than a decade in sales and customer service experience. Sandy lives in Baddeck.

Personal Lines Service Team

Lisa Serafinus, CIP

Personal Lines Broker

Lisa joined the MacLeod Lorway in January 2004. She is a native of North Sydney and now lives in Florence with her husband Dave, their daughter Taylor and their son Corban.

Alison Tremblett

Personal Lines Broker

Alison has worked with the MacLeod Lorway team since 1982. Alison is a native of Florence where she resides with her husband, Gerard.

Our History

Shortly after World War II, Gordon Dykeman, originally from Musquodoboit, operated from his home on May Street in North Sydney. Wilfred “Boots” Boutilier was an adjuster who called on this office with his trademark, “Any new claims today?”, and talk inevitably turned to their shared love of salmon fishing. In 1977, when Mr. Dykeman was ready to retire, he offered to sell the business to Boots who brought Stuart MacLeod in as a partner and Island Insurance was officially part of the MacLeod Lorway team. We moved to Commercial Street circa 1980. The Baddeck office was part of the McKillop & Johnson purchase in 1999.