MCNEILL NormaPosted: May 14th, 2013
NORMA JEAN MCNEILL passed away Friday May 10, 2013 at Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge.
Born Norma Jean Pascal in Barberton, Ohio, April 13, 1928 to John and Lillian Pascal.
In 1932 she and her mother Lillian travelled by train from Ohio to Fort Macleod Alberta, her dad’s boyhood home, to join John who had found work there as a carpenter.
Jean attended the Catholic school and later, the public school in Fort Macleod.
During the war years, Jean and her girl friends went to the Jitney dances. She was a very good dancer and always loved the music of the Big Band era.
Jean married Edward Lloyd McNeill in 1948. The wedding took place in Calgary where Edward worked. They moved to Fort Macleod in 1953 where they raised their family.
Edward passed away suddenly in 1976 and Jean later moved to Pincher Creek to be close to her daughters and grandchildren. She was a loving mother, and devoted grandmother, teaching her granddaughters to knit and crochet, even making clothes for their Barbie dolls.
Jean is survived by her daughter Jo-Ann (Robert) Medley of Lethbridge, daughter Debra Matheson of Red Deer and son Randy (Pam) McNeill of Arizona. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Jean will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and friends.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 12 and 1 p.m. on Wednesday May 15, 2013 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424-5 Ave., Fort Macleod, Alberta. The Funeral Service will follow at 1 p.m. at Eden’s Funeral Home with Father Angelo D’Costa officiating.
Interment will follow the service at Union Cemetery, Fort Macleod.
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
2424 – 5 Avenue
Fort Macleod, AB