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Neil Hemming

January 15, 1951 - April 13, 2016

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Neil’s battle with ALS ended on April 13, 2016 and he has now gone home to be with his Lord and Savior.

Born in Rochdale, England, Neil moved to Ontario, Canada at the young age of 5.  In 1973 he married his high school sweetheart, Donna Dean and moved to Port Alberni, BC. He worked at the Paper Mill as a carpenter there for 33 years.  Neil leaves behind his wife, Donna, daughter Deana (Anders) and their children Arella and Evelyn, and daughter Leanne (Philip) and their children Landon and Jenaya.  Neil had a love for music, travelling, soaking up the sun and for his family.  He could often be found helping others with their home renovation projects or creating gifts in his workshop for his grandkids.  Through his daily life and actions, his love for the Lord shone through him.  While we miss him dearly, we are so thankful that he is now free of his earthly body and rejoice in knowing that he is with Jesus.  A Celebration of Life will be held on May 7, 2016 at 2 pm at First Ave Christian Assembly 46510 First Avenue, Chilliwack, BC.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the ALS Society of BC can be made in Neil’s honour. 

 

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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff

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From: Chrissy & Cal Krahn
Relation: Friend

We are so grateful to have known Neil (& Donna) as friends for the past 23 years. We have some great memories and will cherish those times. Our hearts are saddened that your family is experiencing this painful loss. But the excitement of knowing that one day we will see him again, in a body free from disease, fills us with joy. Praying for you, Donna, Deanna & Leanne

From: Miles & Louise Ernst
Relation: Friend

Donna, Deana, Leanne and families – so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of Neil from our Elim/Port Alberni days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you journey through these next days, weeks & months…

From: Pastor Manoel Ribeiro and family
Relation: Friends of the family

We are praying for your family during this difficult time.

From: Lynn Burnip
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

We are so sorry for your loss, please accept our deepest sympathy at this time. Bryan and i talked about Neil tonight…he remembers him so well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lynn, Rick and Bryan Burnip

From: Gerry and Dorothy Bouthillier
Relation: Friends

Dear Donna, our deepest condolences to you and your family It was a pleasure knowing Neil. Your family is on our hearts as it has been. We rejoice with you knowing that although Neil will be terribly missed he is free, dancing on streets of gold. love Gerry and Dorothy

From: Diana
Relation: friend

Dear Dear Donna and family. it’s hard to believe that Neil has left this world and is on to the next – in perfect shape with total and full health. here on earth it grieves me hugely that you my dear friend have to walk this crumby road now. I/we loved Neil and I love you my friend. I am thinking and praying for you daily. Be of good courage at this time as the Lord is walking before you – bringing peace and comfort along the way. You are an amazing woman and Neil was such a wonderful friend and a great husband and father. There aren’t many who can fill Neil’s shoes. What a blessing!!!! love you always, Diana

From: Jake & Marie
Relation: Friend

Dear Donna, children and grandchildren. We feel very privileged and Blessed to have known Neil. Attending the same church and most special to have been part of a Life Group with Neil & Donna. To have learned, prayed and had fun together! We truly will miss Neil! We pray that you Donna and all your family will know and feel God’s love surrounding and upholding you in the times ahead.

From: Don & Heather maloney
Relation: friends

Dear Donna and Family, we were sorry to hear the sad news, Neil fought the good fight and is now in a better place. We will keep you in our hearts..

From: Justin and Vanessa Falconer
Relation: Family friend

Donna, Deana, Leanne, and family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers today as you gather to celebrate a life which was very well lived. Neil knew how to have a good time but something that I will always remember is how he loved to bring people together. He looked for ways to give others joy and loved to include others in the things that brought him enjoyment. I am so thankful for all those camping trips, holidays, pool parties, after church coffee times, and superbowl parties that Neil made sure we were a part of. It always hurts to say goodbye but what an example Neil gave to us all of how to get everything out of life that we possibly can, especially when life throws you a curveball. Even through his ALS he was still able to reach out with that powerful ability of his and make Vanessa feel like she had known your family for years. We wish we could be there with you today to celebrate Neil’s life as he meant so much to us as well. We love you and will continue to pray for you all through the coming weeks and months.

Justin and Vanessa Falconer

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 7, 2016
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
First Avenue Christian Assembly
46510 First Avenue
Chilliwack, BC Canada

46510 First Avenue
Chilliwack, BC Canada

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