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MOTIUK, Neil Donald

May 31, 1939 – Lamont, AB
July 01, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV

Neil Motiuk beloved husband of Anne Motiuk of Calgary, AB passed away on Monday, July 01, 2013 while vacationing in Las Vegas, NV at the age of 74 years.

He was born in Lamont, Alberta and spent his early years in northern Alberta living in Lamont, Skaro, Gibbons and Redwater. He graduated from high school in Redwater. He attended SAIT in 1961 and graduated as a Drafting Technologist in 1963. He first worked at Universal Millwork in Edmonton. He moved to Fort McMurray in 1968 and worked in the oil sands. In 1981 he moved back to Calgary and continued working in the mining industry. In 1986 he started at the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board in the oil sands department. In 1995 he moved into fleet and facilities, retiring in 2006. He married Anne on July 6, 1987 and they resided in Calgary. He spent a lot of his time renovating the 2 homes they lived in, teaching Anne the fine skills of carpentry. Neil loved golf, travel (especially Spain, Oregon, South Carolina, Palm Springs, Las Vegas and Napa Valley), volunteering, gardening, curling, dancing and looking after God’s creatures. He fed many animals in the neighborhood, with the same pair of ducks coming back year after year for birdseed and a swim in the pond he built.

Neil is survived by his wife Anne; sons, Larry of Sherwood Park, Barry of Sherwood Park and Garry (Debbie) of DeWinton; daughter Trisha of Calgary; sister Darlene of Sherwood Park; niece Sarah of Sherwood Park; mother-in-law Stella Chetek of Edmonton; sister-in-law Sharon Shave of Seba Beach; niece Cassiday Shave of Seba Beach; nephew Jared Shave of Seba Beach and brother-in-law David Chetek of Edmonton.

He was predeceased by his father John, mother Mildred; father-in-law Jack Chetek and brother-in-law Les Shave.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 10 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Prostate Cancer Centre (6500-7007 14th street SW Calgary, AB T2V 1P9) .Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Neil Motiuk, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Daryn MacEachern :

    Anne,

    Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. Neil was gifted and brought so much to people who knew him. Please know I am thinking of you.

    Daryn

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  2. Marlee Lovatt :

    Anne – my thoughts are with you – empty as words seem right now they are hearfelt. My deepest sympathy.

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  3. Gail Danilak :

    Our deepest sympathy to family of Neil Motiuk he was a very wonderful person and cousin take care.
    The Sockman girls; Gail, Audrey, Sandra and Sylvia

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  4. Janine Whenham :

    I am so sorry to hear of Neil’s passing. My thoughts are with you Anne. I do hope that you have the love and support you need at this time. Stay strong!

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  5. Yvonne Harrison :

    Anne,

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My heartfelt condolences.

    Yvonne

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  6. Art & Sylvia Avery, Westlock, AB :

    So very sorry to hear of Neil’s passing. I knew Neil when he was still in high school in Redwater and again when we lived in Fort McMurray.
    He was a great person and we have many memories of school days and in Fort Mac.
    Our deepest sympathy to you Anne and your family
    God Bless.

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  7. Jamie Larsen :

    Anne, my deepest sympathies on the loss of Neil. You are in my thoughts.

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  8. Bonnie Hanberry :

    Anne – So sorry to hear about Neil. You are in my thoughts.

    Bonnie

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  9. Martin Restall :

    My deepest sympathy, and I am thinking of you in this difficult time.

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  10. Celest Herauf :

    Anne, my thoughts and prayers are with you right now. And I just want to give you fair warning that I am going to give you a great big hug the next time I see you at work, regardless of where we are.

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  11. Ilyas Muhammad :

    Anne,
    I am sorry to hear this sad news. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. God bless Neil.

    Regards,
    Ilyas

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  12. Anne – sincere condolences on the loss of your husband. May you find some measure of peace and comfort in fond memories. From the write up, Neil sounds like a wonderful man.

    Thinking of you.
    Tim

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  13. Laurie Fried :

    Anne, my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Laurie

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  14. Greg and Maureen Ramage :

    Dear Anne
    We send you our deepest sympathy and biggest hugs as you grieve the passing of Neil. Truly one of the nicest men we have ever had the privilege of knowing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole Family at this sad time.
    Your old Briar Hill Friends.

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  15. Kristin Tordon :

    Anne – I was so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. I didn’t know Neil, but I know you had many wonderful years together. I hope you find comfort in the memories of your time with him, your family and your friends. Take care and know many people are thinking of you during this time… Kristin

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  16. Darlene & John Ready :

    Anne, with Neil’s gardening talent now in Heaven God will have a more beautiful paradise. Darlene & John Ready

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  17. Dear Anne, My sincere condolences. Neil was a pleasure to work with and a big supporter of Liz as she went through her cancer experience.He will be fondly remembered by all. Dave Agnew

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  18. Anne
    Please accept our condolences for your loss. It seems a long time ago since our time in Fort McMurray. I remembered both of you for your “love of life”. Neil will be missed for his larger than life personality. Rest in peace Neil. David Fox

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  19. Tony Labrocca :

    Anne, My deepest condolences on your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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  20. Khoa, Nga, Jeffrey, and Paula :

    Dear Anne – We were so shock to receive the bad news from Joan Brady. We will never forget you and your smiles, Neil, with many memorable laughs and happiness. More than ever, you are so close to our hearts. We are praying for you Anne in this difficult time. Khoa-Nga-jeffrey-Paula

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  21. Gurmit Sandhu :

    Anne, my sincerest condolences for your loss. I know that you and Neil were a match made in heaven and could tell that when I saw you together and could feel the love you two shared.

    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Gurmit

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  22. Motiuk family,

    From all the kind words spoken about Neil today, it is obvious to everyone that the world is a little more empty today.

    All of Neil’s actions and kindness can not cannot be taken away. As long as his good deeds remain in your hearts and minds, Neil will be with you always.

    Chris and Patricia Hoy

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  23. So many of our talks were of Neil and your happy times together. My deepest sympathies go out to you Anne at this difficult time….Ken

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  24. Cathy Hauser :

    Anne, I was so sorry to hear about Neil. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Deepest sympathy,

    Cathy

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  25. Words are so inadequate in times such as this. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family Anne.

    All the Best…Phil

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  26. Allan Mayer :

    Our deepest sympathy at this sad time.

    Allan and Joan Mayer

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