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John Neilson

July 27, 1943 - May 10, 2020


It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of John Neilson on May 10, 2020
after an 8 year battle with cancer. He fought courageously and passed peacefully with his
family by his side. John is survived by Sandra, his wife of 38 years, their children Michael
(Carly) and Kathleen (Ryan) and their grandchildren Jacob, Henry and Fiona. He also leaves
behind two sisters, Kathleen and Irene (Brian).
John was born in Dundee, Scotland in 1943 and came to Canada in 1965 where he
bought and sold bakeries around BC, eventually retiring to Qualicum Beach and then Duncan.
John was a beer drinking, movie loving, joke cracking, dancing machine who worked
hard and played harder. He was full of advice and life experience and had a story to tell for
every occasion. He loved helping the little guy and giving a hand up to those with a passion to
succeed. Known for his wicked sense of humour, he attracted people from every walk of life
everywhere he went. The man could make friends anywhere.
Our hearts are broken and it’s far too quiet without him but we are so glad he is at
peace. We will remember him with a smile, a laugh and an ice cold beer.
John requested in lieu of a funeral we simply buy “the boys” a round on him.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: sharleen
Relation: brother in law

Rob and I send our love to you all,,John always made us laugh,he is going to be missed..

From: Dana Jackman
Relation: Friend to Kathleen

So sad to hear of your loss. I didn’t know your dad but our chats about him touched me deeply. My thoughts go out to you and your family. ❤️

From: Patricia Rye
Relation: Brother in law

RIP John. You will be missed! To Sandra, Kathleen and family, and Michael and family memories last a Liffey time!

From: Patricia Rye
Relation: Brother in law

RIP John. You will be missed! To Sandra, Kathleen and family, and Michael and family memories last a Liffey time!

From: Thomas Mike Caljouw
Relation: A friend and a former co-worker. And beer buddy.

I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a good and funny man as John was. Every time i met John anywhere he brought a smile to my face. The world could use so many more men like John. What a loss for his beloved family. But also to anyone who ever met him.

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