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Born: Apr 02, 1928

Date of Passing: May 01, 2020

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April 2, 1928
- May 1, 2020

With heavy hearts, the family announces the passing of our beloved dad, papa and great-papa, Neil Pineau. After 92 admirable years, dad left this world, surrounded by his children, and will be lovingly remembered and adored by them, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dad will be reunited with his wife of 50 years, Phyllis, and his beloved grandson Trevor.
Raised in Pathlow, SK, Dad moved away to work for the railroad before joining Westfair Foods for 42 years until he retired. He made great friendships that endured as he still
enjoyed the monthly lunches with his Westfair friends. Dad met our mom Phyllis, in Humboldt, SK and they were married in 1955. Dad's career had them moving several times before settling in Winnipeg on
Watercress Road, becoming a member of the "Watercress Warriors" where Mom and Dad made life-long friends and raised their five children with much pride through the years.
Above all else, Dad was a devoted family man whose love for his children and grandchildren knew no bounds. He had a unique and deep bond with every one of them. For hockey games, Papa was behind the glass in the corner. For baseball games, Papa was seen carrying his chair across the field. For concerts, dance competitions or graduations, Papa was cheering enthusiastically in the crowd. He often drove or flew across Canada or the U.S. to attend the events. He was
fiercely proud of his grandchildren and he will forever be a hero to them.
Dad was active until the end. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors over the years at
family cottages and camping. Our annual trip to Baker's Narrows was the summer highlight for many years. An avid curler, he was a
valued member of the St. Vital Curling Club, where he spent decades enjoying the game he truly loved. He relished the weekly golf games with his buddies and was an active member at Harrow United Church, where his presence will be missed.
Heartbroken that we can't be together at this time to honour him, a celebration of Dad's life will be held when allowed. Until then, throw on some Willie Nelson or Johnny Cash, pour yourself a rye and coke with lots of ice, and toast to the life of the
extraordinary Neil Pineau.

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in dad's name to The Compassionate Friends – Winnipeg Chapter, 685 William Ave.,
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0Z2

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 09, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Saddened to hear of Neil's passing. Fondly remembered as a friend and avid curler with a quick wit and kind word. I'll miss you, Neil. - Posted by: Bruce Ross (fellow curler) on: May 12, 2020

  • Neil was a true gentleman who took an interest in everyone’s life. We will miss him. Peter Curling Club Friend - Posted by: Peter (Friend) on: May 09, 2020

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