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Neil Ryan Wayne Jeffrey

February 7, 1972 - April 16, 2021


Neil was born on February 7, 1972 in Victoria, British Columbia, and moved to Surrey, Edmonton, and Ottawa then back to Surrey in grade 10.

Neil is survived by his loving wife, Rita; daughters, Kaylie & Emma; parents, Wayne & Jeannie; brother, Scott (Tammy) and nephews Hunter & Ronan; Brother-by-Choice, Mike (Rania) and nephews Curtis & Taylor; Uncle Doug (Lori); Auntie Beth; Uncle Howard (Judith).

After high school Neil attended Trinity Western University for one year and later attended the University of Lethbridge, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts & Science, in History & Geography. After university, Neil lived in Calgary, Alberta for several years.

Neil was overjoyed to become a father to Kaylie on September 6, 2003. In 2006 he moved back to the Lower Mainland. Neil met Rita in December 2009 and they quickly were inseparable, marrying on May 21, 2011. Neil and Rita were thrilled to welcome a second daughter, Emma (born on September 7, 2006) into the family in August 2015.

Throughout his life Neil had many jobs, but his career was helping people. This was always on his heart, and he did it in various ways from being a by-law officer in the Commissionaires, a bank manager (finding creative ways to help people obtain loans), a credit counsellor, a permanency worker for kids in foster care, and a homelessness prevention officer.

Neil was a member of South Langley Church and enjoyed serving there on the Food Committee and previously as a Sunday School teacher.

He loved to travel but his favourite places were close to home, especially Victoria, which was his happy place. He also loved going to Calgary, to visit family. A favourite pastime was visiting wineries and talking with people. Neil made personal connections wherever he went, and never left anywhere without having made a new friend. Neil was always determined to learn and do new things and was never daunted by difficult tasks.

Neil passed away on April 16, 2021. He will be loved and missed forever.


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From: Brenda McKay
Relation: Co-worker

My thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. Let fond memories be a comfort to you. I worked briefly with Neil at Options. He had a great sense of humor and a kind heart.

From: Janet Maxfield
Relation: worked with him

Hello Rita. I was on vacation and just found out of Neil’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and your daughters. A difficult time for you and I will include you in my prayers.

From: Marissa
Relation: Friend of spouse

Rita…I just heard that Neil passed away…I am so sorry for your loss… my prayers and thoughts for you and the girls during this difficult time…Marissa

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April 22, 2021
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