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Born: Nov 06, 1937

Date of Passing: Oct 14, 2015

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JOHN LEWIS NEABEL November 6, 1937 - October 14, 2015 John Lewis Neabel passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at Minnedosa Hospital. John Neabel grew up on a farm two miles east of Forrest, and graduated from Turrif school. John enrolled in the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba. On graduation, he was hired by the Manitoba Department of Agriculture. John had a successful career working in various positions and in several communities in Manitoba, including Shoal Lake, Roblin, Killarney, Brandon and Minnedosa. While he was "Ag Rep" at Shoal Lake, John helped some students form the first Pony or Horse 4H Club in Manitoba. John married Lois Emmond, a Home Economist in the Department of Agriculture. Wherever they lived, John always took part in the community, service groups, organizations and projects. John had many other interests (beyond work) including farming, woodworking, and gardening. John will be missed by his wife Lois; daughters, Maureen Neabel (Paul Clark) and Brenda Neabel Turbett (Ken Turbett); four grandsons, Linden Clark, Graham Turbett (Kiara Turbett), Rowan Clark, Garett Turbett; sister Beth Lee (Craig Lee) and friends. The grandboys enjoyed playing crokinole and taking long walks with Grandpa. A funeral service for John Neabel will be held Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Minnedosa United Church, 48 Main St. S., Minnedosa. Donations in memory of John Neabel may be made to the Minnedosa 50+ Activity Centre, or the Minnedosa Rotary Club, Minnedosa, MB. R0J 1E0. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 17, 2015

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • My father received word from his daughter and we were very saddened to hear of John's passing. As the generation previous to him passed on our families grew apart, but I recall family reunions and letters passed on from Great Aunt Olive. He will be missed. - Posted by: Christine Layne (nee Wright) (First cousin twice removed (by marriage)) on: Oct 19, 2015

  • The Neabel family farm was a fun place for the cousins, as children, to get together. Distance prevented us from seeing each other as we aged. The annual Christmas letter to my mother Mabel kept us in touch with the family news. I admired Jack's continued involvement in his community. His legacies will live on. Thinking of the family . . . Heather & Russ Cozens (nee Gleason) - Posted by: Heather Cozens nee Gleason (cousin) on: Oct 18, 2015

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