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NEIL, James “Jim” Albert Ian

July 10, 1936 – Calgary, Alberta
September 30, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

James “Jim” Neil, beloved husband of Isabella Neil (nee Horrigan) of Calgary, AB, unexpectedly passed away at home in the early hours of September 30, 2014 at the age of 78 years.

Jim was born in Calgary on July 10, 1936, and spent 22 years working for Canadian Pacific Railways. He will be sadly missed by all his family as he was a man who lived his life fully, with passion, love and most of all a wonderful sense of humor. “Papa” will be especially missed by his cherished grandchildren and great grandchild.

Besides his loving wife of 55 years, James is survived by his three children Rob (Janee) Neil, Catherine Parsons (John Goumas), and Tracy Neil; his grandchildren David and Jacob Parsons (Chantelle), Travis, Parker and Spencer Neil, Jonathan, Abby and Meg Rogers; great grandchild Lillian Parsons; his two sisters Barbara Coe and Margaret Schafer; and a large extended family.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.) on Saturday, October 4, 2014 with Tribute at 12:45 p.m. and Mass at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Jim Neil, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Bill and Catherine Jeffery :

    We were so sorry to hear about Jim. We have so many good memories of Jim and Isabelle when we were neighbours. Bill always enjoyed his advice and help on those “projects” – Jim always had the right tool! Our prayers are with you at this sad time. Blessings
    Catherine and Bill Jeffery

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  2. Douglas Sennett :

    Dear Rob and Family,

    It was with great sadness I learned of your father (grandfather’s) passing. My thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow.

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