George Charles Neal


September 10, 1946
February 23, 2018


Passed away February 23, 2018 at home in Georgetown (Howick), Québec.  He leaves to mourn his wife Janice Barr and his five daughters Amber (Will), Shannon (Marc), Allison (Colin), Angela (Chris) and Julie (Josh), seven grandchildren, Aaron, Asha, Rae-Leigh, Divinia, Soleii, Amelia and Mya, as well as brothers Ed (Loraine) and Ian (Diane).  Born on September 10, 1946 to Edward Neal and Janet Gilpin, George grew up in NDG and later in Chateauguay.  He played sports throughout his youth, especially football at Oxford Park, and hockey.  He followed the apprenticeship program at Dominion Engineering in Lachine, which gave him the know-how to take on almost any task.  He used this ability throughout his working life, where he had a variety of jobs and was never afraid to tackle something new.  The last 30 years were mainly spent doing carpentry, with his free time spent on home renos, looking after his fleet of cars, honing his cooking skills and keeping up with all of his favourite sports teams.  George liked to sing and had a great appreciation for all kinds of music.  He also enjoyed people and conversation, and his big laugh will be remembered by all who knew him.  Many thanks to Dr Krotecki, Robin Ovans and the OMC staff for their professionalism and compassion.  Also, to Dr Storring, Lynda Desrochers and the staff of the Cedars Cancer Centre at the MUHC, who were his friends and second family over the past year and a half, and to Lynn Mason and the CLSC for their help and kindness.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Rodrigue Montpetit et Fils Funeral Home in Huntingdon.  Visitation will take place at the Funeral Home on Friday, March 2nd, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral at Athelstan Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday March 3rd.   Online condolences and tributes may be made at

Condoleances (31)

  • Susan Pomminville

    Sincere condolences to the whole family. My thoughts are with you Janice.

    Sunday, Feb 25 2018 1:16:44am
  • Debbie and Pierre Clement

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire family...George you will be missed, every moment of every day.You brought a light to all with your laughter and your gift for conversation, your light shines on in your daughters' smiles. Janice, our thoughts, hugs and prayers are with you, the memories you shared with George will be with you always..

    Sunday, Feb 25 2018 2:29:36am
  • Catherine and Jacynthe

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Janice. Know that our thoughts are with you at this time.

    Sunday, Feb 25 2018 3:18:25am
  • Ralph and Debbi

    So many wonderful memories of George, his laughter, his opinions, his joy of life. He will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know him. Our thoughts are with you Janice, Julie and Angela, his love carries on.

    Sunday, Feb 25 2018 12:35:56pm
  • Ed & MArion

    Janice Marion and I were sorry to hear of George's passing. Marion will always remember George and his family coming to Ajax every summer when they were children to attend the EX and going for the foot long hot dogs.I Guess George & Robert are having a good laugh as they always did when they got together. Know that you and your family are in our prayers and that George's love for you will always surround you and now you have a special angel looking over you.

    Sunday, Feb 25 2018 2:07:04pm
  • Jasmine Léger

    Mes plus sincères sympathies à toute le famille

    Sunday, Feb 25 2018 2:11:49pm
  • Dave Tannahill

    Our sincerest sympathy to all. Dave (Tex) and family.

    Sunday, Feb 25 2018 4:07:52pm
  • Laurie and Bryan Spiegelberg

    To the family: Bryan and I are shocked and so saddened to hear about George's passing. I remember so many times together when we lived in Montreal, being the same age we had a lot in common. He will be missed by both family and friends.

    Sunday, Feb 25 2018 4:22:57pm


    Sunday, Feb 25 2018 6:35:04pm
  • Pam and Keith Storey

    We just want to express our deepest sympathy to you and the family. We were so saddened to hear of George's passing.
    Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. We hope you find comfort and peace as you carry on.
    Love to you all.
    Pam and Keith

    Sunday, Feb 25 2018 9:07:26pm
  • Bela

    Dear Janice,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies. George was a great guy. He lived life on his terms, was loving and caring to his family. We were lucky that we spent some time with you both at Vancouver last year. May his soul rest in peace and God give you the strength to bear this loss.
    Bela and Drin

    Monday, Feb 26 2018 11:29:33am
  • Jean gagne nathalie daigneault

    We are sorry for your loss. He was a good man: Johnny Gagné & Nathalie Daigneault

    Monday, Feb 26 2018 3:41:46pm
  • Lynn Reid

    My sincerest sympathy to you and your family.

    Tuesday, Feb 27 2018 2:09:54pm

    The world has lost a true character who always lit up any room or conversation.We will miss him on a daily basis. RIP my friend.Sincere condolences to the whole family.

    Tuesday, Feb 27 2018 3:05:53pm
  • Bert Magnussen

    I am sorry for your loss. Had many fond memories of George with the Ormstown RFC. My deepest sympathies to the family.

    Tuesday, Feb 27 2018 6:30:07pm
  • Martin silverstone

    George was a tough opponent but always brought a smile and a laugh. A warm and wonderful man. Condolences to family and friends.

    Wednesday, Feb 28 2018 12:20:32am
  • Robert Holdaway

    I am very sorry for your loss. My fondest memories of George were on the rugby pitch and signing after the match. His laugh was infectious and he was loved as a brother by all his teammates. He will be sadly missed

    Wednesday, Feb 28 2018 11:02:33pm
  • Sandra Leslie

    Janice, so sorry to hear of the passing of George, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Thursday, Mar 1 2018 12:56:08am
  • Marty Tennant

    My condolences to the Neal and Barr families. I remember George constantly laughing at the bull sessions after rugby, with a twist shandy.

    Thursday, Mar 1 2018 11:12:01pm
  • Daniel Pomminville

    My sincerest sympathy to all the family. My thoughts are with you in this troubled time Janice.

    Thursday, Mar 1 2018 11:44:15pm
  • Louise and Peter Kerr

    Janice, Julie ad Angela it was a difficult time for you as a family. Now it is time to think about him, and remember the good times. We will always remember him coming with us to NDG to help Catherine with the electrical problems in her apartment. It was late Saturday but he still came out to help. Anything for the kids was all he said. And we very much appreciated his help.

    Friday, Mar 2 2018 4:17:24pm
  • Gerry and Dorothy LaPalme

    Our sincere sympathies to Janice and the entire Neal and Barr families.

    Friday, Mar 2 2018 4:20:20pm
  • Linda Sévigny & Benoit Boulet

    For Janice and the family,
    May your memories bring you comfort
    Memory is a place in our hearts, a privileged place where we keep the precious memories of those we love.
    May you find a little appeasement in the solicitude of your family and friends.
    With the deepest sympathy we are with you in thought.

    Friday, Mar 2 2018 5:30:27pm
  • Sherrie and Andreas

    Our condolences to the family.

    Friday, Mar 2 2018 6:08:59pm
  • Emmy Desrosiers

    Mes sincères condoléances Janice, Julie et Angela.

    Friday, Mar 2 2018 7:46:54pm
  • Allan & Joan Kyle

    Our sincere condolences to all the Family.

    Friday, Mar 2 2018 9:44:49pm
  • Carolyn & Lonny Schmidt

    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. May happy memories of times together bring you comfort in these difficult days. Our sympathies to all of the Family.

    Friday, Mar 2 2018 9:54:42pm
  • Luc Andre

    Sincères sympathies à toi, Janice, et toutes ta famille

    Saturday, Mar 3 2018 12:48:42am
  • John & Nancy Lukassen

    Our deepest sympathies to the family.

    Saturday, Mar 3 2018 2:26:03pm
  • Carole and Ross Tresidder

    Janice and family. We are saddened to learn of George"s passing. We did not know him as well as an adult but we are remembering the fun times we had as children. Our sincere sympathy to you.

    Saturday, Mar 3 2018 2:59:45pm
  • Morris and Anita Craig

    Sorry to hear of the passing of George.
    Morris and Anita Craig

    Sunday, Mar 11 2018 8:01:20pm

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