Neil Smith passed away on February 15, 2015 after a brief illness at Abbotsford Regional Hospital surrounded by love. Neil moved to Sumas Prairie at the age of 5 from New Westminster to his beloved farm. Neil was an avid nature lover, photographer, historian and farmer. He enjoyed years of fishing and hunting at his cabin at Loon Lake. Neil was a great friend to people all over the province and world. He enjoyed travelling to Holland to honor his brother Howard, making great friends there. But Neil was always a farmer at heart and enjoyed working on his piece of paradise which he meticulously cared for. He enjoyed life to the fullest and will be truly missed by many. He is survived by sister Dorothy Beach, many nieces, nephews and their families. Neil was pre- deceased by his parents Ross and Eva, 4 siblings: Allister (Doris Sparrow), Isobel (Douglas Leigh), Marion (Phillip Herring) and Howard as well as brother-in-law Russell Beach. Visitation will be held Friday, February 20, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00 am at Cascade Community Church, 35190 Delair Road, Abbotsford, BC. A private family interment will follow at Musselwhite Cemetery.
Tributes and condolences may be left at:
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534