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NEIL, Brian John

August 25, 1947 – Toronto, Ontario
March 4, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

On Monday, March 4, 2019, Brian John Neil, loving husband, father and Papa peacefully passed away at the age of 71 years in Calgary, Alberta.

Brian was born on August 25, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Joseph Marr Neil and Beryl Bernice Jordan. He met Lynn, his wife, at a mutual friend’s wedding and they were later married on December 3rd, 1971. They had both of their children in Ontario and their family relocated to Calgary, Alberta in 1980. Brian was a Journeyman Sprinkler Systems Installer for over 50 years both in Toronto and later in Calgary. He was a huge NASCAR enthusiast and he loved spending time with and teasing his grandchildren.

Brian will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 47 years, Dianna Lynn Neil, his children, Karin (Jason) and Matthew (Stasia); and his four grandchildren, Sophie Gray Campbell of St. Albert, AB, Hattie Finn Campbell of St. Albert, AB, Aiden (A.J.) John Neil of Cochrane, AB and Wyatt James Neil of Cochrane, AB.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Advent Lutheran Church (11 Scenic Acres Gate NW, Calgary, Alberta) on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

In living memory of Brian Neil, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Dear Lynn, Karin, Matthew and family I was so sorry to hear about Brian ! I will keep you all in my prayers !! Love Bonnie Cooke

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  2. Marjorie Bradley

    Dear Lynn, My heart goes out to you as you walk through the valley of tears. May you feel God’s loving presence surround you, giving you wisdom and guidance in the days to come.

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  3. Our condolences to Matt and his whole family. Very sorry for your loss.

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  4. Jim & Jolaine Wagg

    Dear Lynn & family,
    It is with regret and deep sadness we hear of the passing of Brian. You have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    May the love you held for each other stay with you in the days to come. Memories never fade, they stay with us forever.
    Sincerely
    Jim & Jolaine
    Jim & Jolaine Wagg

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  5. Lynn and family. My heart breaks for you. I have many fond memories of Brian. Hold your memories close to your hearts and he will live on for ever❤❤

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  6. I will miss you very much, Brian. I enjoyed our visits, your unselfish help with my many home improvement projects, and special family times together (like when our favorite Mother-in-law treated us to an Alaskan Cruise!). My heart and support goes out to Lynn, Karin (Jason) and Matthew (Stasia), and those terrific grandchildren of whom you were so very proud. Nancy and I will always be there for your family.

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  7. Brian was one of the first people I met and connected with during my early days in the Fire Protection industry. Brian’s grace, wit and overall friendly nature made him easily one of my favourite people to work with almost instantly. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

    My condolences to the entire Neil family.

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  8. A person who reaches out and finds you after 25 years of separation, is a true Friend.
    When that same person sits you down and fills in all the missing memory pieces of our childhood together, is a Very Special Friend.
    Brian, thanks for your natural ability to make people important and appreciated…..also younger.

    Love back to you, Brian, Lynn and the whole Family.

    Gerry& Holly

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  9. Lynn Corden (Chorney)

    Dear Lynn and family:
    While looking for the obituary of a friend, I happened upon Brian’s picture. I am so sad to know that our Pine Lake neighbor that we miss so much has passed away. Brian and I will often reminisce about you, Brian and Jake and the summers we enjoyed. Please know that our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Brian and Lynn Chorney

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