McNeal, Leona Clare

Peacefully, with her family by her side at the Thessalon Hospital on Monday January 6, 2014.  Leona McNeal in her 79th year, wife of the late George “Ace” McNeal for 49 years.  Loving mother of Theresa McGinnis ( Doyle ) of Desbarats, George McNeal Jr. ( Tammy ) of Thessalon, Allison Wardell ( Dennis ) of Nestorville.  Special Grandma to Doyle Jr. McGinnis ( Jamie ), Kyle McGinnis, Melinda Chapman ( Aaron ), Taylor McNeal, Ronald, James and Denise Wardell and the late Tyler McNeal and Great grandmother of  Bristol Chapman.   Daughter of the late Bill and Ida Desmond.  Dear sister of Gerald Desmond of Sault Ste. Marie and predeceased by 5 brothers and sisters.  Also survived by sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.  Leona worked as a healthcare aid at the Algoma Manor for 27 years.  She loved her family, particularly her grandchildren.  She has now gone to be with the love of her life, her husband Ace.  Friends may call at the Beggs Funeral Home, Thessalon on Thursday January 9, 2014 from 7 to 9pm.  Funeral service at St Ambrose Catholic Church, Thessalon on Friday January 10, 2014 at 10 o’clock.  Spring interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.  Donations to the Algoma Manor Charitable Foundation or the Blind River District Health Centre – Thessalon Site gratefully accepted.

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