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Earl Wilmer Neil

Posted By Obituaries On November 15, 2009 @ 3:49 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 78 Comments

Earl Wilmer Neil

Suddenly at his late residence on Sunday, November 15, 2009, of RR 1 Exeter and his summer residence Highlands 3 for the past 41 years, in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Jean (King) Neil. Dear father of Jim and Anne Neil, Wendy and Jim Kerslake all of Exeter and Brenda and Steve Schroeder of Dashwood. Dear grandfather of Chris and Rhonda Neil, Melanie and William Jeffrey, Jason and Candice Neil, Zach and Kelly Neil, Sherry Kerslake and her friend Shawn, Jeff and Jill Kerslake, Joanne Kerslake and her friend Dave, Jesse and Rachel Schroeder, Brittney Schroeder and Carly Schroeder; and great-grandfather of Justin, Alex, Stacey, Will, Wesley and Cullen. Dear brother-in-law of Murray Mackey of Sylvan and Melba Maillett of Goderich. Predeceased by sisters Crystal, Violet, Myrtle, Gladys and Marion; and brothers Roland, Clarence, Irvin and Merton.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, one west of Main, Exeter on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 19th at 11AM with Rev. Sheila Macgregor officiating. Interment Exeter Cemetery.

Donations to Crediton United Church, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

Earl Wilmer Neil

Condolences for the family of “Earl Wilmer Neil”

Condolence from Albert & Angela Vandeworp on November 15th, 2009 4:01 PM

Dear Jean and family please except our deepest sympathies on the passing of a wonderful man (Earl) May God be with you at this time in your life–Albert & Angela Vandeworp

Condolence from laura beck on November 15th, 2009 5:02 PM

Brenda and family, my prayers are with you and your loved ones.

laura beck

Condolence from Larry and Donna Shapton on November 15th, 2009 5:04 PM

Dear Jean and Family… Please accept our deepest sympathies and know that we are thinking of you at this time. Fondly… Larry & Donna, David & Sarah, and Laurel Shapton

Condolence from Marilyn Ruest (Bissett) on November 15th, 2009 5:21 PM

Jean and family;
I am so sorry to read this. I remember many .happy times at the RollerRink.Thank you for that and May God comfort you at this time.

Condolence from Lorne and Linda Morley on November 15th, 2009 5:59 PM

Jean-Jim and Anne

We are so sorry to hear about your loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family

Lorne and Linda Morley

Condolence from Ross and Marlene Mathers on November 15th, 2009 6:24 PM

Dear Jean and Family
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of a dear husband, father and grandfather.
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Eugene & Linda Webber on November 15th, 2009 6:38 PM

Jean & Family
Please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of your beloved husband, father and grandfather
Earl was such a wonderful caring person who always had a smile on his face
You are in our thoughts and prayers
“One Day At A Time”

Condolence from shawn and Brenda King on November 15th, 2009 6:59 PM

Dear Jean and family, are thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. He surely will be missed, Thinking of you all!!

Condolence from Mary Ellen Finlayson on November 15th, 2009 7:18 PM

Dear Jim & Wendy,
Jeff, Jill & Cullen,

Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time, please call if you need anything.

Sincerely,

Mark, Mary Ellen, Jack and Sam Finlayson

Condolence from Bill and Grace Gilfillan on November 15th, 2009 7:55 PM

Jean and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.

Condolence from Don and Edith Lewis on November 15th, 2009 8:39 PM

To Jean and the Neil family. We wish to offer our deepest sympathy in your loss and may God comfort you.

Condolence from John and Wendi Schwindt on November 15th, 2009 9:30 PM

Brenda and Steve, Jean…and all the family. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. He was a truly wonderful man.

Condolence from Clarke & Grace Rollings on November 15th, 2009 9:45 PM

Jean and the Neil Family:

Our thoughts are with you at such a sad time. May your wonderful memories of your husband/father help you through this time.

Condolence from Mike and Diane O’Shea on November 15th, 2009 9:49 PM

Dear Wendy and Jim and Jim and Anne,

Our sincere sympathy to you and all your families at this time.

Mike and Diane O’Shea

Condolence from Sherrie (Stade) Edwards on November 15th, 2009 9:50 PM

Jean, Brenda & Steve and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Earl was a wonderful man, alway had a smile on his face. Keep the precious memories in your hearts.

Condolence from Jerry and Alice MacLean on November 15th, 2009 11:12 PM

Dear Jean and Family,
We are truly sorry to hear of Earls passing. We will remember his happy smile and great conversations .
We pray Gods hand will be upon all of you and help you through this difficult time and also in the days to come.
Yours in Friendship,Jerry and Alice.

Condolence from Don & Dorothy (Heywood) Brintnell on November 16th, 2009 2:14 AM

Jean and family…We were so sorry to hear of Earls passing. Our condolence and sympathy to all of you. Our prayers and thought are with you at this sad time.

God Bless

Condolence from Mike and JoAnne Pickering and family on November 16th, 2009 7:23 AM

We were shocked to hear of Earls passing. Our visit this summer at the cottage he was so healthy and as always had great stories to tell of all your trips together. Know that we are thinking and praying for you Jean and the family. Earl was a wonderful man and we always enjoyed our visits with you both. Deepest Sympathy. Mike and JoAnne

Condolence from Darlene (Sillery) Stewart on November 16th, 2009 8:21 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the families in your time of mourning. Our thoughts are with you.
Mike, Darlene, Carly and Kaycee Stewart

Condolence from Evelyn & Harv Vincent on November 16th, 2009 8:41 AM

To Jean and family,
Sincere sympathy in your GREAT loss. Earl was a good man who’s presence will be missed. May you experience God’s peace during this difficult time.

Condolence from Norm Sutherland & Rose Green & family on November 16th, 2009 8:52 AM

Sorry for the passing of Uncle Earle We all shall miss his happy smile.

Condolence from Jim & Anne Prout on November 16th, 2009 9:01 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will remember Earl as a kind and gentle man who was always there for family and friends.

Condolence from Scott, Becky, Jesse & Stephanie Simpson on November 16th, 2009 9:04 AM

Jim & Wendy, Jeff, Jill & Cullen,
We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you in this very difficult time.

Condolence from Bob and Helen Patterson on November 16th, 2009 10:30 AM

To Jean and family: We were saddened to hear of Earls passing. We also remember the roller rink and the good visits we had at your cottage. May you know the love of a faithful God who never forsakes his own.

Condolence from Bob and Helen Patterson on November 16th, 2009 10:30 AM

To Jean and family: We were saddened to hear of Earls passing. We also remember the roller rink and the good visits we had at your cottage. May you know the love of a faithful God who never forsakes his own.

Condolence from Bob and Helen Patterson on November 16th, 2009 10:30 AM

To Jean and family: We were saddened to hear of Earls passing. We also remember the roller rink and the good visits we had at your cottage. May you know the love of a faithful God who never forsakes his own.

Condolence from Bill and Ruth Neil on November 16th, 2009 10:31 AM

Dear Aunt Jean…

We were both so sorry to hear of Uncle Earl’s passing. We want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. The things we choose to remember especially about Uncle Earl at this time are his gentle nature, his devotion to work and community, his inner faith, and the deep and obvious love he had for all of his family.

Our sincere condolences to you and to all those who are mourning his untimely passing…
…Bill and Ruth

Condolence from Rick Broom on November 16th, 2009 11:02 AM

Dear Jean, Jim and Family,

I am very sorry to hear of your loss of a great husband, father, grand and great grandfather and teacher. Earl will always be one of a kind and in the hearts of those of us who have had the opportunity to learn from him. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

Rick Broom

Condolence from Scott, Becky, Jesse & Stephanie Simpson on November 16th, 2009 11:12 AM

Jim & Wendy, Jeff, Jill & Cullen,
We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you at this very difficult time.

Condolence from simon and grace nagel on November 16th, 2009 11:15 AM

Dear Jean:

Grace and I express our deepest symphathies to you and your family with the passing of Earl. Both Earl and you have meant so much to my dad and our familiy over the years. We will miss him. We talked and thought of him so fondly from time to time even here in Chicago.

May God uphold you and your family with his love in this difficult time.

Love: Grace and Simon Nagel

Condolence from The Extended family of the late “Henry & Annie Becker” on November 16th, 2009 11:23 AM

Jean and extended families,
Our sympathy in the loss of your Husband and Loved One ‘Earl. We remember all the times our parents shared at various times and places through out the years ‘that seems only like yesterday’.
May God watch over each and everyone of you and comfort you all throughout this trying time.
Lorne, Isabelle Becker & family
Shirley Becker & family

Condolence from Dorothyand Jim Chapman on November 16th, 2009 12:15 PM

Jean, Wendy and Jim and family
Our deepest sympathy at this time of loss in your lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember the good things as you celebrate Earl’s life – the numerous stories, the ready smile, the kind word and the family events that you enjoyed together.

Condolence from BOB LAMMIE on November 16th, 2009 1:13 PM

Please accept my sympathy in your loss. He was a man I will remember as always with a smile and kind word. He will surely be missed

Bob Lammie

Condolence from Lui Redigonda on November 16th, 2009 1:19 PM

Brenda and family,
All of us at Stratford Orthodontics offer our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Condolence from Kristyn Darling on November 16th, 2009 3:22 PM

Jean, Jim, Wendy, Brenda, Steve & Families
Our sad hearts send lots of hugs your way! Earl had a HUGE heart! So kind & caring… We will remember his warm, welcoming smile, always. Treasure your memories ~ they will help you face the challenging days ahead.
Thinking of you all…. Todd, Taylar & Kristyn

Condolence from Marion Depuydt & Family on November 16th, 2009 3:26 PM

Dear Aunt Jean Family,

Sorry to hear of Uncle Earls passing. Our sympathy. We will miss him at family events. Remember happy times shared.
Love, Marion

Condolence from Charles and Phyllis Colltett and Families on November 16th, 2009 3:40 PM

Jean and Family, We are very sorry to read about Earls passing.He was a man with a great smile and always a good word. We are really glad that we got to have a little visit with the two of you at the flea market a couple of times this passed summer. He will be missed by a great number of people. God Bess the family and we know that you must have a lot of great memories to cherish.

Condolence from Larry and Deb Clarke, Jennifer & Tyler, Michelle & Keegan Wilcox on November 16th, 2009 4:12 PM

Jean, Brenda, Steve and family:
As you know Earl gave Larry his first job. He’s never forgotten the many lessons learned at Neil’s turnip farm and the opportunity given to him at that time. Thankfully our families have stayed in touch over the years. A wonderful family, and a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, The Clarke’s.

Condolence from Doug and Cathy Prout and family on November 16th, 2009 4:17 PM

Dear Jean and family
Our deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow and loss. Earl’s life has impacted so many. May the Lord give you His strength and peace in the days ahead.
With our thoughts and prayers
Doug and Cathy Prout

Condolence from Ross Finkbeiner on November 16th, 2009 5:03 PM

To the Neil family .My deepest sympathy at this time of loss and sorrow . May god be watching over ..And giving all the Neil family strength and peice with the days to come . My thoughts are with all of you at this time.

Ross Finkbeiner

Condolence from Tom, Sue, Brock & Bria Passmore on November 16th, 2009 5:37 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you at this very difficult time and have our deepest sympathy. We are here for you if you need anything.
Sending you big hugs,

The Passmore’s

Condolence from Ron O’Brien on November 16th, 2009 6:49 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss. You are thought about a a difficult time.

Sincerely,
Ron O’Brien & family

Condolence from Gerald Neil on November 16th, 2009 7:22 PM

Hi, l am so sorry to hear this bad news about Uncle Earl. A good thinker, always the professional, he may have saved my life. He certainly opened up new directions for me. My prayers are for all of you. Sincerely, Gerald Neil

Condolence from dave and brenda palsa on November 16th, 2009 8:31 PM

Jim, Wendy, Jeff, Jill , Cullen and family- our heartfelt sympathy and thoughts are with you. I had the great pleasure of getting to know Earl on a very fast ride to London so many years ago. I was taken by the gentle nature of him and wow, what a humble sweet man. He always reflected back on our trip when I would see him- one of a kind, and will be missed- our thoughts and prayers are with you-
Brenda and Dave Palsa

Condolence from Dianne, Bob, Jeff, Jackie and Tyson Finkbeiner on November 16th, 2009 9:05 PM

Though the tears of today are drawn from the wells of sorrow
They will flow from the springs of memory
Through which will come your strength of tomorrow

Because God is everywhere, you can pray anywhere

Jean, my God please you and your family and watch over everyone in the days to come, the Lord will hear your prayers.

Love and God Bless each and everyone

Sincerely the Finkbeiner Family

Condolence from Jill Stojkovic on November 16th, 2009 9:40 PM

Dear Mrs. Neil, Brenda, Steve, Jesse, Britt, Carly and family.

In the midst of loss we still have HOPE. Our family continues to lift up your grieving hearts to Jesus. HOE does not disappoint us. We live in the sure and certain promise of the resurrection. You are loved. The Stojkovic’s

Condolence from Bonnie and Conrad Sitter on November 16th, 2009 9:45 PM

Jean and family, we want you to know how sad we were to read of Earl’s death. Such a fine gentleman with a ready smile and a heart of gold. I am thinking abut your trip to Texas and a visit with my sister Carole and her husband Peter a few years ago. There was always a few stories to tell and a few chuckles. Cherish the wonderful memories. God be with you all and comfort you.
Sincerely Bonnie and Conrad Sitter and Carole and Peter Jackson

Condolence from Helen Ryan on November 16th, 2009 11:10 PM

Jean: Widowing is a job that has to be done! With help from God, family and friends, you will do that job that has to be done. God bless you and yours! If God leads you to it, He will get you through it.

Condolence from Larry and Joyce Black and family on November 17th, 2009 8:29 AM

JEAN AND FAMILY –

Sincere sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.
Thinking of you all in your great loss of a wonderful husband,
Dad and Grandpa.

Larry and Joyce, Shelly & Karl Weselan, Shari & John Syrovy

Condolence from Dianne(Dearing) & Mike Masse on November 17th, 2009 8:41 AM

Jean and family,

I want to express our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Earl. May all your cherished memories help you through this difficult time.

Sharing in your greif,
Dianne & Mike Masse

Condolence from Dennis Bedard on November 17th, 2009 9:16 AM

Dear Jean,

Our deepest sympathies on earls passing. He was a GREAT man and had a significant impact on my early life. I will never forget the man. He was one of the “good guys” in life.

Sincerely,

Dennis Bedard & family

Condolence from Ron Bedard on November 17th, 2009 9:45 AM

Dear Jean, I have many fond memories of both you and Earl as your neighbour at the lake. You are both such fine people and Earl will be missed by so many. God Bless and help you in a special way at this time. Sincerly Ron Bedard

Condolence from Ron & Glenda Lindenfield & Mary Fisher on November 17th, 2009 11:30 AM

To Jean & Family:

I know Mom would feel so sad hearing this sad news, we wish we could take the pain away, always coming into the store, and of course I remember the roller rink as well.
Ron,
Glenda Lindenfield and all the Fisher Family

Condolence from Judy Lamport on November 17th, 2009 11:53 AM

Dear Jean and family,
My deepest sympathy. Thinking of you all at this time.
Earl was a wonderful neighbor and friend to my family and I have great memories. Will miss his smile and conversations.
He was also the best Lost Hier partner to have. So sorry I missed our annual summer game.

Judy Lamport

Condolence from Tom and Marjie Westerveld on November 17th, 2009 1:10 PM

Jean,Jim,Wendy,Jeff,Jill,Cullen and Families
Please accept Tom and my deepest sympathies and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Marjie

Condolence from Greg & Lisa Prout on November 17th, 2009 2:46 PM

So sorry to hear about Earl. Although we only saw him on rare occasions, my mother and father always spoke very highly of him and the friendship they shared over the years.

Condolence from Glen & Dorcas-Wein Majury, Southampton on November 17th, 2009 6:46 PM

Dear Jean & family,
Thinking of you at his sad time.
Just meeting Earl 2 or 3 times, Glen thought he was a great guy and of course that goes for me to.
Our deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Bob & Sharon Pavkeje on November 17th, 2009 8:16 PM

Dear Jean and Family,
We are sorry to hear of Earl’s passing and are thinking of your family.
Bob, Sharon, Megan, Nicole & Scott Pavkeje

Condolence from Harry and Carol Stuart on November 17th, 2009 8:27 PM

Mr. Neil was one of the first people that I met when arriving in Exeter in 1970. His courtesy and gentle manners meant a lot to a kid away from home. I will always respect his memory. Carol and I send our heartfelt condolences to this great man’s family. You’re in our prayers.
Harry and Carol Stuart

Condolence from Linda and Tim Oliver on November 17th, 2009 10:42 PM

When Earl came into the municipal office in Crediton, I never tired of listening to him relating one of his many experiences or telling a tale of one of his and Jean’s experiences during a trip. The world is a better place for having Earl in it. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

Condolence from Debbie & Brian Hodgins on November 17th, 2009 11:19 PM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Lori Sheets on November 18th, 2009 12:26 AM

Dear Jean and Family,
I am so very sorry to hear about Mr Neil, he was always a very kind and gentle man and he will be missed dearly in our community, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time, may God give you the strength to carry on throughout these difficult days.

Lori Sheets

Condolence from Doug and Dianne Regier and family on November 18th, 2009 8:11 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Condolence from Judy Hansen on November 18th, 2009 10:42 AM

I am sorry for your loss of a Husband, Dad, Crandpa, and Great Grandpa, You will be missed by a lot off freinds too. You wll be miss for all that knew you. I wikk miss you a lot,

Condolence from Judy Hansen on November 18th, 2009 10:45 AM

It is sad that he is gone. But I remember meeing him three or four times.My parayers are with the Family and this Sad time.

Condolence from Marg. & Larry Kain on November 18th, 2009 11:11 AM

Dear Jean & Family: Our heart felt condolences to you and the whole family. he will be so missed by everyone that their life was touched by Earl and you. Earl was a great influence to our lives over the many years since we first met in 1960. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Jim & Sharon O’Toole on November 18th, 2009 12:02 PM

Our sympathy is with you Jean and the rest of the clan. I always enjoyed meeting with Earl whether I was looking for help on a research project or our paths crossed at a social event. His support and leadership in the agricultural community is appreciated. Such a friendly outgoing person. Sorry to miss the visitation and funeral service.

Condolence from Peter&Sandy Martin on November 18th, 2009 1:11 PM

our condolence to you jean&family.We will always remember how good you both we to us. We remember the time we built our new home in Crediton.Earl said to Peter you can have all the dirt you need just haul it. WE grew turnip sprouts for years,it was the best topsoil ever.great lawn. Take care of yourself. Fond memories.Love Peter &Sandy xo

Condolence from Dave and Susan Moore on November 18th, 2009 3:15 PM

Dear Jean and family: Dave and I are so saddened to hear of Earl’s death. We are out of the country right now but Michelle let us know. Know that you are in our prayers. Earl was such a kind and gentle man and will be greatly missed. God bless. Dave and Susan Moore

Condolence from Helen Vincent ( Mitton ) and afmily on November 18th, 2009 4:48 PM

Dear Jean and family,
I am so saddened to hear of Earls’ passing. Please know that you, Jim, Wendy and Brenda and their families are in my thoughts and prayers.
I spoke with Earl several times lately at TJs’ and as always, completely enjoyed his smile and kind words…we spoke about his having helped my youngest son Will when he had car trouble down the road from your home. What a truly great person he was. He sure will be missed by many.
Take care and take time…may God give you the strength to get through these difficult days ahead.
Sincerely Helen

Condolence from Cy & Eleanor Blommaert on November 18th, 2009 5:44 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Jean & family.
Earl was a great guy,and will missed by many.

Condolence from Milt & Barb Dietrich on November 18th, 2009 6:54 PM

Jean & Family,

Our sincere condolences on Earl’s passing. He was a friendly and pleasant man whenever we met at social outings.

We appreciate your kindness to Ada in giving her a ride to W.I. when you were at the cottage.

May your love for each other and many happy memories be a comfort to you always.

Condolence from Susan & Larry Wragg on November 18th, 2009 7:42 PM

Dear Jean & family:

Larry and I were saddened to hear about Earl’s passing. May you find comfort in the memories of the special years you shared together.
He will be missed.
Sincerely, Susan & Larry Wragg

Condolence from Extended Family of Hubert & Bernice Cooper on November 18th, 2009 11:18 PM

Dear Jean and Family
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this most difficult time. May God comfort you and keep you at this time of sorrow.
Earl will be remembered by many who knew and respected him as a family man and great neighbor.
Cherished memories will help you through the days ahead.

Condolence from Russ and Mary Brintnell on November 19th, 2009 9:06 PM

Dear Jean and Family- You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of a great husband,father and grandfather. We were in Alberta at the time and we remember skating at the roller rink and also Russ working with Earl. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and just remember the good times you shared.
Sincerely—Russ and Mary Brintnell

Condolence from Charlene (Browning) Poag on November 23rd, 2009 12:38 PM

Dear Jean, I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Earl. I have fond memories of you both and remember you as always being one of the happiest couples around town. I remember Earl always having a friendly smile when greeting my family and I at Church, when I worked at the restaurant in Crediton or wherever our paths may have crossed. May you find strenght in your family and God in the difficult days ahead. My sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family.

Sincerley,
Charlene (Browning) Poag

Condolence from Bob Edith Hodgins on November 24th, 2009 7:25 AM

Our deepest Sympathy to Jean and Family. He will be missed by so many people.

Condolence from Cindy Westerhout on November 26th, 2009 12:00 PM

My sincere sympathy to you all through this difficult time. May you find comfort in reminiscing over fond memories and in each other.
Thinking of you,
Cindy Westerhout

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