William “Bill” McNeil

William "Bill" McNeil

Bill McNeil, born on January 17, 1949 in Cranbrook, BC, passed away peacefully at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC on Monday, August 25, 2014.

Bill was an avid outdoorsman. He was taught the tradition of hunting and fishing by his father and passed that down to his own family. Bill was a devoted long time employee at the Sullivan Mine. He took great pride in his crews’ safety and production. He loved to talk about mining, fishing and hunting with everyone he met. Bill could be found yelling “fore” on the golf course in the summer and thought St. Patrick’s Day should have been a national holiday! He was a very proud husband, father and grandfather. Bill will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

“Raise a shot of Irish Whiskey in his honour”.

Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years Gail, daughter Tara (Vex Palasty), son Brad (Janna) McNeil, grandsons Jaryn McNeil, Erik Palasty and granddaughter Breylin McNeil. He was predeceased by his father William Joseph McNeil.

A memorial service for Bill will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 am at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook.

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