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Mary Neath

Mary Neath

December 8, 2018

Mary Neath
Mary Jean Neath (nee Gibson), of Mount Forest, passed away at the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Saturday, December 8th, 2018.  Beloved wife of the late Richard “Dick” Neath.  Loving mother of Ron Neath and his wife Nancy of Milton.  Cherished grandmother of Michelle and her husband Andrew Hoermann of Milton, Christine and her husband Stephane Ford of Milton, and Michael Neath and his wife Erin of Milton.  Great-grandmother of Natalie, Nathan, Connor, Brayden, Edward and Iris.  Loving aunt of Brenda and Paul Padfield, and Adele Gibson.  Predeceased by her parents Albert Edward Gibson and Irene Maud (nee Philp) Gibson, her infant son, her sister Alberta Delotis, her brother Jack Gibson and her nephew Phil Gibson.  Mary was a Veteran of the Navy in WWII, from September 1944 – April 1946 she was a motor transport driver delivering cargo to the ports in Victoria, B.C. which was going overseas.  Mary was a long-time member and President of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and she was the founder of the Ladies Victory Tea which was held at the Legion on every Remembrance Day “Victory Day”.  After the war Mary lived in Mount Forest for the rest of her life, she spent 20 years as an operator for Bell Canada and then 20 years as a loans officer at TD Bank.  Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Saturday, December 15th from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary will hold a service at 12:30 p.m.  A funeral service celebrating Mary’s life will be held at the Funeral Home at 1 p.m.  Cremation to follow.  Spring interment of cremated remains at Mount Forest Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, Kidney Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


Dear Ron and family, Sorry to hear of your mom’s death. She was such a lovely lady. The Neath family was part of my growing up. We were so lucky to have such wonderful neighbours. My sympathy and with fond memories. Pauline CARDONE Helferty

— Pauline CARDONE Helferty, December 25, 2018

Dear Ron and family. I have many fond memories of your Mother. She was a lovey person. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Julia Cardone

— Julia Cardone, December 19, 2018

I have many fond memories of Mary. My very earliest was Mary as my caregiver. I was maybe 3 years old, would pick up the phone and Mary would be there. She would calmly, peacefully chat a bit with me, then say "is your mother there Jimmy?". Funny, how even at that early age, I always knew where Mary was. Please accept my sincere condolences Ron, Nancy and family. Jim Barnard

— Jim Barnard, December 15, 2018

Ron & Family - I have many fond memories of your mother while growing up in our neighbourhood May your many good memories of your mother help you through this difficult time My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family Linda Hrycajczuk (Forbes)

— Linda Hrycajczuk, December 14, 2018

Dear Ron, Nancy & family, Aunt Mary was a lady in the truest sense of the word ~ refined and genteel. Although we didn't see each other often, I remember being aware - even as a young person - that the love & devotion between her& Uncle Dick was special. Her sacrificial care during his complicated illness was only one small proof of that love & devotion. Now they are together again and that is cause for rejoicing. At the same time, you who are left behind feel a profound loss. I pray that you will feel God's comfort as you navigate through the days ahead ~ missing your Mom and remembering a beautiful life. Blessings, Brenda

— Brenda (Padfield) Garon, December 10, 2018

Deepest sympathies Ron and to your family, Your Mom was a special lady. Keep your memories dear,

— Ruth Truax, December 10, 2018

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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