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Neil Ryan Wayne Jeffrey

February 7, 1972 - April 16, 2021

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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: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lore Neufeld
Relation: Rita is my cousin

Rita, we are so sorry to hear of you and your family’s loss. Our hearts are breaking for you. Neil was such a lovely person. You are all in our thoughts.

From: Jane A'Bear
Relation: Longtime friend

So very to hear of Neil’s sudden passing. We were childhood friends and neighbors in Surrey and White Rock. I will always remember him as a fun-loving guy who adored his family! Rest in peace, Neil.

From: Gail Diane Hardy
Relation: Family neighbours.

My heartfelt sadness cannot express how sorry I am for your loss.. I have known Neil since he was a toddler that grew up to be an amazing young man. May you all find comfort with your faith and family💔💔Gail

From: Dawn Vokey
Relation: friend

Dear Rita, Kaylie and Emma, please accept our sincerest condolences. We are deeply saddened to hear this news and can only imagine how devastating Neil’s loss is to all of you. We knew him to be a good man, a man who loved his family, and a man who had the biggest smile. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

From: Laith (LEO) Ghazali
Relation: co worker

My deepest condolence to the family. Neil was a great loving guy. He will be missed for sure.

From: Debbie
Relation: past co worker

Neil was always so kind and helpful to the clients that he saw and also to the staff at Options. He touched many lives and did make a difference. Sorry for your loss.

From: Daniel Anctil
Relation: Worked in the same office in Newton

My heartfelt condolences to all his family. Neil was a delight to have at our Newton office when he worked here. He always lifted my spirits and I always felt he was really present and attentive during our conversations. Our lunch room conversation were uplifting and encouraging. I remember him helping me out in carving a turkey as I got sidetracked in a work issue as we were getting ready to celebrate a holiday at this location. It was not a problem for him to step in an help and he did it with a smile on his face. I was sadden when he left our office as he was so encouraging to me and I enjoyed our philosophical conversations on world events and situations. He had a positive impact on most of the people he came into contact with. He had such a positive impact on me. He made a difference in the lives of so many in the care and compassion he treated everyone with. He is, and will continue to be missed. Again, I offer my condolences and prayers that all your family find comfort in this difficult time. Daniel Anctil

From: Catherine Burke
Relation: Worked together

My condolences go out to his family! I had the pleasure of meeting Neil and working with him . He was a wonderful person!

From: Leona
Relation: Work with Rita

Rita and family, my heartfelt condolences to you.

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April 22, 2021
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