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Neil Armitstead

Neil Russell Armitstead

Monday, August 1st, 1938 - Friday, March 29th, 2019
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Neil Russell Armitstead
August 1, 1938 - March 29, 2019

Neil Russell Armitstead, born in Edmonton, Alberta, on August 1, 1938, passed away peaceful in his Calgary Nursing home on March 29, 2019. He was 80 years old. Both his children, Dean and Deborah, had the privilege of being by his side. He will be missed by his children and their spouses, Lou-Anne and Bill. He is also survived by his brothers Mearle and Roger; and sisters Doreen and Gloria. He will be missed by his grandchildren Dylan, Devon, and Amy; his great-grandchildren Emmy, Oaklyn and Haidyn; and extended family and friends. He was pre-deceased by his parents Russell and Hazel, and sister Gayle.

Neil loved life. He had a passion for business and loved his horses. He was an accomplished traveler, developer, and farmer. He was a great leader, father and brother. He was a friend to many.

The family thanks the staff of Bow Crest Nursing home for their dedication and care of Dad.

Our thoughts are to have a celebration of life at Alberta Beach this spring.

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Lance Goshko

Posted at 03:10pm
Sorry to hear about my old friend Neil. We had some fun times training our standardbred horses at Ladner back in the day. A connection that remains from those days is the form of a mare named Atlantic Avenue . . ., she still continues to kick up dust at her home in Parksville. Neil really helped jumpstart my racing career and that is something I will always appreciate. The last time we saw each other was over a hot dog at Northlands Park and I can still see his that wry smile of his. Rest well my friend.

Don E. Scott

Posted at 01:48pm
For Doreen Brown:. Condolences on Neil's passing . Please pass them onto Mearle . I haven't seen him in years but we used to play hockey together. I always enjoyed Neil's Free Spirit. Hope you are well and happy. Think about Ken and you often,and miss you both Go well and be good to yourself. Sincerley Don Eastcott.

george spanach

Posted at 12:12pm
Hello Roger, Condolences on your loss. May your memories of Neil last forever. George Spanach

Darryl & Debbie Deslauriers

Posted at 11:48am
Debbiie and Dean and all family members. We were truly saddened to learn of Neil’s passing and wish you comfort and peace in knowing that he loved you all. Neil had a zest for life, business, farming, aviation, entrepreneurship and horses, and truly enjoyed everything he embarked upon. We take peace in knowing that he lived a life well lived and suspect that he’s enjoying some Grand Mariner at Sweeties table with all our loved ones that have gone before us. With love, Sheila Deslauriers and Bob Cote, Wayne Armitstead and Anne Harrison, Alan Armitstead and Diane Kelk and Darryl and Debbie Deslauriers


Posted at 09:52pm
May the family of Neil Russell Armitstead please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24 : 15 and Psalm 37 : 29.

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