MCNEIL-photo0000001AGarry Douglas McNeil passed away peacefully at Bluewater Health, Palliative Care, on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in his 72nd year. Garry was predeceased by his parents Mildred and Jack McNeil.  He is survived by his loving wife Mary, his son John (Lyne) and much loved granddaughter, Sophie Claire, and his stepson Mark Knackstedt (Denise).  He will be greatly missed by his many cousins, the Bryce Families and Carroll Families, and the Wilkie Family in Ireland.  Garry was an educator for many years and a Principal with the Lambton County Board of Education. He enjoyed the friendship of his many buddies at gatherings of the OFB Breakfast club.  Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A celebration of Garry’s life will be held at Smith Funeral Home, on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. with visitation from 10:30 a.m. until service time at 11:30 a.m. with the interment taking place in Alvinston Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or Prostate Cancer Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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