Neil, Douglas McPhadyen

MCPHADYEN Neil Douglas

January 17, 1940 – December 6, 2010

Passed away in Mills Memorial Hospital after a long battle with chronic pancreatitis with his wife of 52 years, Judy, by his side.

He will be sadly missed by wife Judy (Poopy); sons Douglas and Derrick; daughters Lisa (Robin), Teri (Royce); brother Donald; sister Phylis (Greg); grand children Jaime, Randy, Kyle, Ryan, Amber, Brandon & Kassey; great grandchildren Kayla, Dexter & Kaylene; mother and father-in-law Dot & Hank Malanfant; many neices, nephews, friends and co workers.

Neil was a commercial fisherman in his younger years, then joined the towboat industry for a few years on the Fraser River. The family moved to Terrace in 1973 and Neil went to work for Rivtow in Prince Rupert, his last few years he worked in Kitimat (He called it the Retirement home). He worked as deckhand for a couple of years then became a captain. He worked for Rivtow from 1973 to 2005. He loved his job and never wanted to retire.

When he was on his time off, he and Judy loved to hunt, fish, go camping and mushroom picking. They also made many trips to Reno, Mexico and Hawaii. He loved gardening and after retirement his yard looked like a park, until the last couple of years when he was too ill to do much.

The family would like to thank Dr. Brown, Dr. Evans, Dr. Kenyan and all the nurses at Mills for all his great care over the last 15 years. Especially Neil’s favourite nurses in the E.R. who took such loving care of Neil on his weekly visits for fluids. Thanks again. A special thanks to brother Don for all his help.

There will be no funeral by request. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date, when the ashes will be spread as requested. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to M.M.H. E.R unit.


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