Jeannette Beryl McNeill (nee Halverson)

December 29, 1920 – March 04, 2015

Passed peacefully at Yucalta Lodge in Campbell River, BC.

Born in Tompkins, Saskatchewan to Walter and Lilian, Jeanette moved to Vancouver as a young woman and became one of the first wartime female shipyard welders, an experience that was a highlight in her life. Jeanette resided in the Lower Mainland until widowed and then moved to Campbell River to be close to her family.

Jeanette was predeceased by her first husband Charles Burnham Lowes (Bill) and her second husband Clarence Wilbur McNeill (Mac) and is survived by her sons Rex (Pat) Lowes and Rod Lowes of Quadra Island: grandchildren Rosa, Olivia, Amy and Charles Eugene and great-grand-daughter Maya. Jeanette is also survived by her siblings Phyllis Halden, Gordon (Shirley) Halverson, Marlene (Stan) Skye.

Jeanette was a devoted wife and mother and will be remembered for her kindness and quiet strength.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Order of The Royal Purple, Dr. McFadden and all the staff at Yucalta Lodge who never let Jeanette forget how special she was. She will be missed by all. Private cremation arrangements.


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