Duncan, Jean McNeil

Born: Mar 17, 1920
Died: Oct 12, 2018


DUNCAN, Jean McNeil (nee Miller)
Peacefully at the Nithview Nursing Home, New Hamburg, on Friday October 12th, 2018 at the age of 98 with family by her side. Beloved mother of Faye Mayer (Bert) and Dennis (Joan). Grandmother of David Oliver (Kristin), Ryan Oliver, Julie Oliver (Brad Dollard), and Douglas Duncan (Mireille Labrie). Great-grandmother of Brooke-Lyn, Devin, Cassidy, Davis, Charlie and Juliette. Predeceased by her husband Jack, brothers Kenneth Miller, Russel Miller, Jimmie Miller, sister Dorothy Duncan, sisters-in-law Leone Passmore, Joyce Miller, Dorothy Miller and brothers-in-law Red Keely, Ken Duncan and Ken Passmore. Survived by her brother John Miller, sisters-in-law Margaret Miller, Shirley Keely. Jean’s great smile, cookies, pies and caring nature will be missed by all who knew her. A special thank-you to the Nithview Nursing Home staff for their caring of Jean the past 3 years. A graveside service is planned for October 20th at 1:00 PM at Roy’s Cemetery where she will join her husband Jack. Donations to a charity of one’ s choice would be gratefully acknowledged by Jean’s family.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg. 

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Oct 20, 2018


1:00 p.m.


Roy’s Cemetery
Fullarton, Ontario

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Roy’s Cemetery
Fullarton, Ontario

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Condolence from Jim O’Brien sent on October 21, 2018

Hi Dennis,
Joan shared the sad news of your mom’s passing. I have many fond memories of Jean.
Jean always made people feel welcomed and special. Her smile was her hello. She would bring calmness and humanity to the most serious of discussions. She was both a peace maker and a peaceful person. On most visits to the farm she always had some fresh bake goodies to bond our table conversations. On a number of occasions, and much to my surprise, she would pull up a chair and take wee sampling of the scotch that Jack and I were tasting. Jean was always hungry for updates on how the kids(Kathleen and Matthew) were doing. People were her interest and vocation.
Kahlil Gibran’s (Lebanese poet and required reading prior to marring into a Lebanese family) words express :”Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation”
Jean lives in the hearts she leaves behind…
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Gerry and Kathy Cooper sent on October 20, 2018

Sorry to hear about Jean’s passing. Your Mom and Dad were wonderful friends with our parents and family – many great memories come to mind May she rest in peace with the love of her life!

Condolence from Barb and Bruce Brown sent on October 20, 2018

Dear Dennis, Joan and family:
May the wonderful memories of your Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma you hold in your hearts, help each of you through this difficult time. Hold these close and remember she is always with you as you are her amazing legacy.

Condolence from Sharon Haynes. sent on October 20, 2018

Dennis, Faye and families. My deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of your Mom. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. Memories are the legacy of love. Take heart. Time will soften the edges and ease your burden.
Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Jim and Geraldine (Gerri) Templeman Neilson sent on October 19, 2018

Sending our deepest sympathies to all the family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Nicole et Serge Labrie sent on October 19, 2018

To Duncan and McNeil families
We offer you our sincerest condolences.

Condolence from Joanne (Templeman) Donovan sent on October 18, 2018

Dear Faye and Dennis and families: sending our condolences and prayers at this sad time – thinking of you all! Hugs❤️

Condolence from Mike and Mary Jane (Templeman) Parsons and family sent on October 17, 2018

Dennis & Joan, Faye and Bert and family;
Thinking off you all and extending our sincere sympathy.

Condolence from Ellen HODGINS (Simpson ) sent on October 15, 2018

Faye, Dennis and families
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Lots of good memories from the Sunshine and Plugtown Lines! My thoughts will be with you on Saturday. 😿

Condolence from Leon and Deb Passmore sent on October 15, 2018

Dennis, Faye and families,
We were so sorry to have heard of Aunt Jean’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Please give our condolences to all of your family and friends who will miss her so deeply.

Condolence from Julie Jutzi sent on October 15, 2018

Faye, Bert, Dave, Ryan, Julie and your families…
My thoughts are with you as you say good bye to your mother and grandmother. Sincerely.

Condolence from Joe Taylor sent on October 15, 2018

Faye & family; Dennis & family:

My condolences on the passing of Jean. I recall the kindness & hospitality of Jean & Jack on the many visits I made to their family farm oh those so many years ago. Thinking of you all at this sad time.


Condolence from Sandra Forbes nee Duncan sent on October 15, 2018

Sending my sincere condolences to Faye, Dennis and all your family members.

Condolence from Linda(Miller) and Wayne Faulhafer sent on October 14, 2018

Dear Faye,and Dennis and your families :
Please accept our sincerest sympathy at this sad time !

Condolence from Dianne Herold sent on October 13, 2018

Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing Faye. Sending my sincerest condolence in your loss and sorrow.

Condolence from Carolyn and Gerald Johns sent on October 13, 2018

Dennis and Joan
Thinking of you guys as you prepare to celebrate a long lifetime of memories with your Mom.

Condolence from Ferne & Earl Bender sent on October 13, 2018

Faye, – We are deeply saddened by the death of your mother, We have only recently gotten to know her, but you have shared how special she was! May all the fond memories you and your family have, sustain you through this difficult time. May you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.