Neil Charles McNeill obituary
"bud" McNeill neil charles "bud" McNeill Neil Charles! "Bud" McNeill, late of 6035 Vedder Rd. Sardis, passed away Mar. 22, 1 y y 4 i n Chilliwack General Hospital, age 74. Neil, known by ' all as "Bud", was born June 19, 1919 in Perth, P.E.I. His childhood days were spent growing up on a farm, many stories were told when reminiscing about those days. He moved to Alberta during his teen years to live with his uncle, aunt and cousins. When war broke out he joined the Canadian Armed Forces Sept. 6, 1939. He served in Europe where he met and married Kitty, his wife of 53 years. He served in Italy and Sicily returning home Sept., 1945. He rejoined in 1952 serving many postings until his retirement 17 July, 1968. During those years he was awarded 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45, United Nations Service Medal and Canadian Forces Decoration. During his younger days he was a very active Legion member, past President Branch 61, Ladner. After retirement he enjoyed his home and garden, especially the flowers and birds. Until about 2 years ago he loved to travel and enjoyed life to the fullest. We will never forget our Dad and Grampa, especially his smile and willingness in helping others. The family wish to thank doctors, nurses and ambulance attendants for the care they gave Bud. From his ever loving wife, and family. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, Mar. 31, 1994 at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Henderson's Funeral Home, Major Angus Haggarty officiating. Interment at Royal Canadian Legion Cemetery. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen "Kitty"; three sons: John (Myrna), Vancouver; Peter (Deah), Edmonton; Neil (Rosemary), Rosedale; daughter, Susan (Jack) Kennedy, Prince George; nine grandchildren; sister, Mary (Keith) Fraser, P.E.I.; sisters-in-law: Joan (Ron) Willdigg; and Amy Terry, all of England; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Vancouver T.V. No. 44, 530 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V6R 2B8. Henderson's Funeral Home, Chilliwack, in care of arrangements.