Linda Lee McMcNear, LindaNear passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Thursday January 16, 2013 at the age of 65 years.  The youngest of three girls born their late parents Tom and Marion (Attridge) Ford, Linda was a kind and caring soul who consistently put the needs of others before her own.  Linda and her husband Tom McNear would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October of this year.  She will be forever remembered as a wonderful mother by Rob McNear (Charlene), Cathy Little (Steve) and Rick McNear and as the most awesome Grandma by Tommy, Matthew, Chase, Cole and Molly.  She will be sorely missed by her sister and best friend Peggy Knott (Bob) and also by her faithful companion Gus the dog.  She was predeceased by her sister Mary Anne Brooks in March of 2011.  Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.  Linda’s wishes were that cremation take place followed by a private family graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Bill Terris officiating.  She would have been proud if friends wanting to remember her would do a good deed for someone who needs help.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations to the Cancer Society or charity of your choice can be left online at

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