Tom McNear

A photo of Tom McNear


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Wednesday August 1, 2018
11:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Wednesday August 1, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Finally reunited with the love of his life for 50 years, Tom (Richard) McNear passed away peacefully at the Chatham-Kent Hospice surrounded by his family on Friday July 27, 2018. Predeceased by his wife Linda (Ford) McNear (2013). Tom is survived by Rob McNear, Cathy (Steve) Little, Rick McNear, Lisa (Bernie) Howard, grandchildren Tommy, Matthew, Chase, Cole, Molly and Tiffany and by his great-granddaughter Lily.

Tom was one of nine children born to the late Bob & Helen (Pickering) McNear. He is survived by his siblings Marion & Bob Shepherd, Ruth Ann Jinkerson (late Gord), Jim & Marybelle McNear, Marge & Herb McVicar, Linda & Dave Millyard, Bob & Sandy McNear and Thelma McNear & Rob Campbell. Predeceased by his brother Allen “Buck” McNear (late Doris).

He will be missed by several nieces and nephews.

Tom was an avid fisherman and will be gratefully missed by his fishing partner Bob. He loved to travel the open road and will be missed by his travelling buddies Pete, Jim and Jake.

Cremation has taken place. A time of visitation will be held at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Wednesday August 1, 2018 from 10 – 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service conducted by Pastor Bill Terris at 11:00. A luncheon will be served after the funeral service and the interment of Tom’s urn will take place at 1:30 p.m. in Evergreen Cemetery.

Toms family has asked that you consider a donation to the Chatham-Kent Hospice as a remembrance in lieu of flowers.


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Sending love and hugs. Uncle Tom will always have a special place in my heart. Cindee Andrusiak (McNear)

Sincere condolences to the McNear family. Art and Tom were co-workers for many years and Art was very quick to say that Tom the best manager that he had ever worked with. Reunited with his love. We both marvelled at how they were perfect dance partners, gliding around the room with ease. It was obvious that they were perfect partners in life also. May they rest in peace together forever

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this very difficult time.

My grestest sympathy to Toms family . He was a great loving man . i have great respect for him . He was my stepson rock and an very important part of my. Husbands life . i know he will live on in Rob and Tommy forever . rest in peace Tom .

Tom was a great man and an amazing manager. He was always kind and encouraging to someone who was learning the trade. He will be dearly missed but always remembered. My sincere condolences to his family

Dear family of Tom My sincere condolences to your family in the passing of Tom. Prayers with your family Dave Hunter

To the McNear family, I was very sorry to hear of Tom's death. I had the opportunity to provide nursing care to both he and Linda many times over the years and although the circumstances of our encounters were not always ideal, I enjoyed the time I spent with them. I happened to see Tom about 2 weeks ago and we had a great visit despite his failing health. I will miss those chats- he was a lovely man. My sincere condolences. Sue

so very sorry for your loss.

Very Sorry

I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing....but am so glad for him that he will be reunited with Linda. Tom was my co-worker for many years at Stowe's but most important, I considered him my friend. Thinking of you all at this time with deepest sympathies, Lisa Pickering