Neil Everett HUSBAND

After a brief illness, Neil passed away at the Kelowna General Hospital?Neil was born and raised in Vancouver and as a young man anything with an?engine became his passion. One of the original 21 “Rebels”, a motorcycle?group, he raced in Alberta, B.C., and Washington. Neil then moved on to?drive the # 1 car at Digney Speedway. Along with his brother Rob and with?the help of their father Bert, they built and raced boats. In 1955 Neil and Barbara (Fletcher) were married in White Rock. Neil became a Jr. partner in the arms company N.C.Sherman. He became an expert marksman and the captain of many winning teams. In 1978 Neil and Barbara bought the family ranch on Francois Lake and for 18 years Neil happily worked the land and produced some top cattle. In 2000 Neil and Barbara moved to Kelowna, where he took great pleasure in having his children and grandchildren visit. He often said, “there is no sound as sweet as the laughter of the kids playing in the pool”. Neil leaves his partner of 52 years Barbara, his daughters Cindy(Henry) Wiebe, Valorie Radley (Tom deceased in 2006) and his son Neil (Mary), 7 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, his brother Rob,sister-in-law Joan, many nieces, nephews and cousins.Neil’s mark is spread across this land from the boys he coached in hockey,lacrosse, the support he gave to the 4H club, the B.C.Children’s Hospital,and many other foundations. His willingness to help and his genuine generosity will never be forgotten. The family would like to thank the nurses on the 5th floor, Dr. Penner, Dr.Jones also family doctor Dr. A. Hughes for their comfort & kindness to help us thru this most difficult time.In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the B.C.Children’s hospital in Neil’s name.


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