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Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 71 years of age. Beloved husband of Linda (nee Snider) for 47 years. Loving Dad of the late Mark Jessop (2001) and Matt Jessop. Proud grandfather of Grace and Olivia. Dearest son of the late Grace and Marshall Jessop. Dear brother of Wayne (Jill) and Linda Bailey (Cameron) and Brother in law of Kathryn MacDonald (late Jim), Carol Nemeth (Don), Donna Strathdee (late Ross), Donald Snider (Janet) Patricia Clifford (Murray) and Roger Snider (Jacquie). Neal retired as a Detective Staff Sergeant from the Windsor Police Service after 35 years of service. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Huron Lodge and Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital for the care Neal received. Private family services with cremation have taken place. If desired memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of choice by contacting the
Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre,
87 Maidstone Ave. E, Essex
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Published in The Windsor Star on Jan. 30, 2016.
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February 5, 2016
I knew Neil when I policed in Essex County. He was kind enough to assist me and brother officers in association contract talks. Neil was a very kind man and a great police officer.

-Neil McWhinney
Neil McWhinney
February 3, 2016
I knew Neil from CPC .He saved my bacon on that course.An old school copper with an Heart of gold.A wise man by anyones standards.
graham Barnes
February 2, 2016
Dear Linda and Family
Please know that our thoughts and condolences are with you.
With our deepest sympathy,
Fred and Joan Johns
Durham Regional Police Association
Fred Johns
February 2, 2016
I just read that Neal Jessop passed away recently. I am very sorry to have learned that and my sincere condolences go out to his family. I am a retired Toronto Police Service Sergeant (1970 - 2001). I first met Neal in Toronto at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in December of 1975. Neal and I, along with several other Ontario Police Officers were there for 2 weeks, being trained as Breathalyzer Technicians. I met Neal a second time in Ottawa in Sept. 1996 when I attended the Canadian Police Memorial Service on Parliament Hill as my son was participating in the March with Toronto. Even though 20 years had passed, he knew exactly who I was when I went up to him at dinner the night before the Service. We shared a few stories about our careers during those past 20 years. He was a great man and great Police Officer..... R.I.P. Neal.
Bob Moore (retired Sgt. #870)
February 2, 2016
Though No Words Can Ease The Pain of Losing Your Loved One May You Find Peace Knowing That His Journey To A Better Place Is Now Complete.
Neal:Thanks for your dedication and leadership to ALL Police Officers in this great Province.
Police Pensioners Association of Ontario
February 2, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of Neil's passing. I had the privilege of working with Neil in his role as CPA president. I learned a great deal from Neil about Association business and how to represent members professionally. Neil was a true professional and someone I had a great deal of respect for. This is a terrible loss for the Police and Police Association community. I pass on my sincere condolences to Neil's family, friends and colleagues.
Paul La Course
Retired CAO, Halton Regional Police Association
February 1, 2016
My condolences go out to the family. I worked with Neal in the early 1980's with the Police Association of Ontario. He was one of the most knowledgeable individuals I met in the Police Community. Rest in Peace my friend.
Don Courts
February 1, 2016
So sorry to hear about Neil our sympathy for you and your famlly. Sharon fassbind an old coworker at met.
February 1, 2016
I had the privilege of working with Neil at both the Police Assoc of Ontario and the Canadian Police Association, it is sad to hear of Neil's passing. I would like to say THANK YOU to his FAMILY for the support to him throughout his career he was a great source of information and help to many. GOD BLESS and REST IN PEACE my friend! Douglas Corrigan Toronto Police Association RETIRED
Douglas Corrigan
February 1, 2016
I'm a retired S/Sgt. From Toronto but I grew up in Windsor and was always proud that Neal served our brotherhood. RIP sir and best wishes to your family.
Bruce Cottrell
February 1, 2016
Linda, Matt and family.
We were deeply saddened to read of Neal's death. We are so sorry and send our sincere condolences to you and all the family.
We have many fond memories of Neal and had a lot of good times together.
Jack and Carol Coyle
February 1, 2016
I always knew where you were coming from Brother. Comradory with those who you trusted and who trusted you......... a trait not displayed as much as during the 'old school' days. An 'old school' guy Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly
February 1, 2016
Linda So sorry for your loss! Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you!I know how much he will be missed!
Cyndy Fenn
January 31, 2016
Linda and Matt,Im so sorry to hear of Neal's passing. My prayers are with you.
Margie Johnson
January 31, 2016
I am deeply indebted to Neal Jessop. When I was a young crime reporter at The Windsor Star, he demonstrated endless patience. In the end, my readers benefited. Because I was able to provide a more comprehensive view of the often heroic sacrifices police officers make for their communities. Every. Single. Day. My deepest thanks to the Jessop family for sharing him with us. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
Eric Mayne
January 31, 2016
I love my grandfather and I will miss him.
Grace Jessop
January 31, 2016
Neal will be missed. He had a true compassion for people and dedicated his career to helping others. Everyone in the policing profession owe a great deal to him. It was an honour to have known him.
Ed & Pat McNorton
January 31, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Roger & Rita Beaulieu
January 31, 2016
Linda and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Bob and Ann Forbes
January 31, 2016
I had the honour of serving with Neal on the Canadian Police Association Board of Directors in the 90s. Neal was a true gentleman and so many police officers looked up to him. I was one of them. I wish all the courage in the world to the members of Neal's family and his close friends.

Michael Niebudek
Retired RCMP Officer
Michael Niebudek
January 31, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Jessop's passing. I have known him for almost as long as I can remember as a good friend and fellow police officer with my father Frank Deslippe. My deepest condolences to Mrs. Jessop and the rest of the family. You are all in my prayers tonight.
Kris Beneteau
January 30, 2016
Linda and family, I can't tell you how sorry I was to hear of Neal's passing. I will be praying for all of you. Bonnie Mackelburg(Silver)
Bonnie Mackelburg
January 30, 2016
So sorry to hear this about Neal..our sympathy goes out to you Linda and Family.
Rosemary Relic
January 30, 2016
The Eastlake family is thinking of you and your family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Margret Eastlake (Larry) and Family
Phyllis Eastlake
January 30, 2016
Sorry for your loss, Neal was a good man and very good police officer.
Al Carmanico Retired Court Adm. and J.P.
Albert Carmanico
January 30, 2016
Thinking of You Linda and family. Sending our sympathy and prayers. Clare and Betty
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