As we all try to grapple with the loss of our dear friend Oneil McGean, his family has asked for our help again.
You may know that Oneil had two gorgeous small dogs—Guinness, a dachshund, and Brandy, a small mixed breed—that he doted on. They are currently in Mazatlán with a family that is taking good care of them. However, Oneil’s brother, Chris, who lives in Phoenix, would like the dogs with him.
Are any of you driving north anytime soon and would be willing to take the dogs up with you? Chris is offering to cover your expenses and he can drive pretty much anywhere on the US side of the border to pick them up. This is a great way to help a friend, a fellow expat, or even just get your gas and tolls paid for! If you are willing to help, please contact me or Oneil’s brother Donnie. The dogs’ paperwork will be taken care of so all you need to do is transport the dogs, Donnie assures me.
I’d also like to share that the family will hold a Celebration of Life Memorial Mass on December 3, 2016 at 11am at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 3630 Quesada St., NW, Washington DC. There will be a wake immediately after the mass at The Barking Dog, 4723 Elm St., Bethesda, Md.
Here in Mazatlán, Tracey Grantham and Nan Rob are planning a memorial for Oneil on the same day as the one in DC, Saturday December 3rd. They don’t yet have details, but will soon. Stay tuned.
Rest in peace, Descansa en paz, mi amigo querido. We miss you terribly.
Donnie just called me asking me to help get them there, my dear. Thanks!
Thank you for this update Dianne. Our community has lost such a fine person. I am glad to see his family host a service and I winder, are the plans for a memorial service for Oneil to be held in Mazatlan?
Yes, I’ve added in that info as well. Details as of right now are not final, but we are looking at the same day as DC, Saturday December 3rd.
I am sorry to ask, but I was following and caring and must have missed it, but what happened to him? The last I read he was missing. We are thinking about relocating to Mazatlan so have been learning about the area and community. Muchas gracias.
Sadly our friend Oneil was murdered, John. May he RIP. He is sorely missed.