Richard Vernon Neely
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Richard Vernon Neely

July 26, 1937 - May 25, 2018

With profound sorrow we announce the death of Richard (Dick) Neely after the sudden onset of liver cancer. He will be forever missed by children Robert, Janet, and Kris and their partners Carol-Ann, Jenny and Bob, grandson Thomas, and many family and friends. His wife Ann died in 2013.

Richard was known for his patience, kindness and playful spirit. A beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend, Richard will always hold a special place in our hearts.

A celebration of Richard's life will be held Monday, July 23 at VanDusen Gardens, 5251 Oak st, Vancouver at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Metro Theatre or Thearre Under the Stars.



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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jun. 9, 2018.
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June 20, 2018
So sorry for your loss, Kris, Janet, Bob and family. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. As a childhood friend of Kris, I have fond memories of Mr. Neely (yes, I will always think of him as Mr. Neely), at BBQs, Christmas festivities, and other fun events.

I particularly, think of him when I watch hockey. He was Kris and Janet's number one fan and attended so many of their hockey games, even when they were adults. Such a great Dad!

Our deepest sympathies...

Deb, Craig, Lauren and Jillian
Deborah Smithies
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