Peacefully, with her family by her side at Afton Park Place on Friday, October 26, 2012, Reta Blanche Neal passed away in her 102nd year. Beloved wife of the late Walter Neal (2005). Loving mother of Shirley Neal (Ron Goudy), the late John “Jackie” Neal (1959), Sharon Sharp (Steve), and Lois Home-Bennett. Cherished grandmother of Michael, Stephen, and Shelley Ambroise; Jennifer, Rebecca, and Jeffrey Sharp; and Heather and Sheila Home-Bennett. Treasured great-grandmother of Andrew and Adam Ambroise. Predeceased by her sisters Irene Borrowman, Inez Fortner, Anna McGugan and Florence Davison. Blanche was a retired school teacher and was a long-time member of St. Luke’s United Church and UCW. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior to the service. A private family interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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