NEAL, Bevan M., of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in his 90th year. Father of Marianne Powell (Richard) of Calgary, AB, Mark Neal (Kathy), Marty Neal (Dianne Donald), and Mike Neal (Dina Juric), all of St. Thomas. Grandfather of Tracy Powell, and Scott Powell, both of Calgary, AB, Josh Neal (Tammy) of St. Thomas, and Justin Neal of Hamilton. Brother of Bob Neal (Barbara) of London. Also survived by three great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Bevan was predeceased by his dear partner, Shirley Larson. Born in St. Thomas, February 23, 1926, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (nee McNea) Neal. During the Second World War, he served overseas with the Royal Canadian Navy. Bevan was a retired tool grinder at Canadian Timken, St. Thomas. He was a member of Lord Elgin Branch 41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas. Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday evening, March 27th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 28th at 11:00 a.m. Following cremation, private interment will be made in Elmdale Memorial Park. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be appreciated.
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