Mary Rosalie and Lawrence Neale

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Rosalie was born in Brudenell, Ontario, Canada, to the late Thomas Kearney and Rosella Mhusk. Her mother died at home giving birth. Rosalie went to live on her grandparent's farm in Admaston, Ontario, where she grew up with a natural love of all animals. She went to school in a small one room schoolhouse, located near the farm. She later attended secretarial school.
Larry was born in Birmingham, England, U.K. At the age of 3, he sailed across the pond with his parents, settling in Montreal, Quebec, where his love of hockey began. Larry left school at an early age to help support his family during the depression.
Larry later served proudly in the Canadian Navy and Canadian armed forces. Larry arrived in Whitehorse, Yukon Territories, on Feb. 12, 1950, where he met Rosalie shortly thereafter. Larry and Rosalie were married on Dec. 18, 1951. Rosalie worked in the secretarial pool, while Larry completed his obligation to the Canadian armed forces.
In 1957, Larry began a career as a fuel distribution system operator/dispatcher for the U.S. government. Rosalie was a stay-at-home wife, working occasional jobs and planning various trips throughout the Yukon, Alaska, and yearly trips back to eastern Canada to visit family and friends, and later in life to the Hawaiian Islands.
In 1964, they had their only child, Steven, the pride and joy of their lives.
In 1965, they moved to Haines, Alaska, where Rosalie pursued her passion for painting scenes of our beautiful state and its indigenous people. Larry had started to enjoy fishing all the streams he came across up and down the Alcan while driving transport for the Canadian military, dropping a line in anything bigger than a puddle. Upon discovering the open waters of the Lynn Canal of Haines, he was in heaven keeping the family in a never ending supply of saltwater delights.
The family moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1972, and then to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1974, where they bought their first home and lived in Anchorage the remainder of their lives.
Larry and Rosalie are survived by their son, Steven and his significant other Bonnie LaFond; Rosalie's sister, Patricia Fahey; and many nephews from Aylmer, Quebec; Larry's sister, Barbara Heaps of Toronto, Canada; and many nieces and nephews.
Mom, Dad, loved eternally and forever in our hearts.
Funeral arrangements to be announced at a later date.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2018