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Obituary for Edward Douglas Neil

Edward Douglas Neil
April 4, 1952 - December 23, 2022

It is with the greatest sadness that I announce the passing of Ed Neil, who passed away in Lions Gate Hospital on December 23, 2022.

Ed was predeceased by his loving family – Douglas Neil , Alice Neil and Aunt Marjorie Keyes . He is survived by his Partner of 42 years Rory Odenbach, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and many friends. Ed was born in Vancouver B.C. and lived for 70 years in his beloved Squamish. He had fond memories of all his school mates at Howe Sound and enjoyed working with Tony Raffaele and the guys at Diamond Head Motors. When Ed graduated he went to work at P.G.E. and later B.C. Rail he was Chief Clerk and Supervisor of A.A.R. Billing he loved going to work each day to be with Janice Wickstrom, Sharon Gilroy, and his Heather Buchanan and so many other lifelong friends. Ed had a love for cars and convertibles and camping, Ed and Rory camped extensively through B.C. and the U.S. Ed had a green thumb and loved sharing his garden produce with all the neighbors and family and loved their two Boston Terriers Jessie (12) and Stella (5). Ed’s ready smile and constant outreach of kindness will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Special thanks to Jim Jameson and the ICU staff at Lions Gate. And Special thanks to our Friend Gail Olusanya for all her support. There will be no funeral service as per Ed’s request. In lieu of flowers, if able, a memorial contribution towards Crohn’s research through would be appreciated. Ed’s remains will be cremated and we will be having a private family gathering at a later date.