Leona MacNinch

Obituary of Leona Rosemary MacNinch

MacNinch, Leona Rosemary (1942–2022) - It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Mom on April 9, 2022. Born in Ireland, moving to St. Catharines with her Mom to be with Dad as he returned from the WWII theatre. Raised and schooled in St Catharines settling in Jordan to raise her girls. Her and Wayne moved north and built their dream home in Burks Falls a beautiful spot in the north. Mom returned to the area when Wayne passed to be with her girls.


Left behind are her daughters Donna (Les Varga), Terri (John Manning), Karen (Chris King). Her 10 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren. Her siblings Bernadette (Derek) Little, Brian (Thea) Long, Pam (Vern) Greene.

Predeceased by and now reunited with Husband and soulmate Wayne (2001), her parents Leonard and Kathleen Long, son in law Henry Ormel (2016), Great Granddaughter Jolyn (2014).

A special Thank you and our gratitude to the third floor staff at St.Catharines Hospital and the PSW’s and nurses that helped Mom at home. Dr. Lepp was amazing Thanks so much.


Mom loved these words by Emerson


Think me not unkind and rude

That I walk alone in grove and glen

I go to the god of the wood

To fetch his word to men 


Following Moms wishes cremation will take place and a private family ceremony at a later date to celebrate her life will take place.


In lieu of flowers we would appreciate in memory of Mom donations be made to the Algonquin Park Welcome Center one of her favourite places to visit.




Arrangements handled by the great staff at Tallman Funeral Homes.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Leona
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Tallman Funeral Homes - Vineland
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