Neil was born in Athabaska, AB, on October 5, 1935, and passed away in Sorrento, BC, on April 1, 2013, at the age of 77 years. Neil is survived by his wife, Lois, daughter Lonna (Bobby), grandson Cody, and son Collin (Toni). Neil began work at the Hudson’s Bay store while attending UBC. He worked in Vancouver, Toronto, Victoria and Calgary, leaving The Bay in 1983. While at UBC, Neil was UCC chairman on Student Council. Neil loved the outdoors and was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter. Neil also loved playing various games with his many friends (his favourites being Mexican Train and Wizard). Neil was an active member of Crossroads Free Methodist Church in Salmon Arm, serving as chairman of several boards and committees locally and nationally. Neil loved to sing and had added his bass voice to a local glee club and also sang in a men’s quartet in Yuma, AZ.