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Gough Neville

GOUGH, Neville A.

On March 24, 2017, we had to say goodbye to Neville A. Gough. A man of many talents: scientist, scholar, inventor, wonderful father, grandfather, husband and friend. We will miss his wisdom, anecdotes and ability to fix almost anything. We admired his love of the earth and the natural environment, his knowledge of genus and species, and teaching us about Master Mxyzptlk. Most of all we thank him for all the love.

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  • I am so sorry to here about Mr. Gough he was such a nice man we used to stop and visit with him when we where out walking our deepest condolances

    Condolence sent by: Diane Lomax on April 10, 2017 at 12:01 pm

  • We met Neville a couple of times at my sister’s (Stacy) house. He was a really amazing man to talk to. He always said hello when he was in Costco. He will be missed.
    Dave and Sue Bowser

    Condolence sent by: Dave and Sue Bowser on April 10, 2017 at 1:42 pm

  • I was a colleague and neighbor of Neville’s. Both of us are saddened to hear of his passing. We’ll miss our streerside conversations with him. He was so proud of his grandsons.

    Condolence sent by: Murray Swan & Lorri Simpson on April 10, 2017 at 3:51 pm

  • Neville was such a delight in our lives. We have been neighbors for 10 years. He was a joy with our two young sons – not sure who found each other more amusing. He joined us on many special occasions, or sometimes just for a chat on the front lawn. We are going to miss him.

    Condolence sent by: Sasha, Greg, Evan and Zach Carter on April 11, 2017 at 10:47 am

  • Neighbours for years, my family enjoyed Neville’s friendly chats on the way to the mailbox. He was soft spoken, interesting, and always had something nice to say. My dad was musical so he and Neville enthusiastically talked about jazz. He never let anyone pass by without a wave and a hello. More people should aspire to be as open and friendly as Neville, he made us feel happy and care-free. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences to the family.

    Condolence sent by: Lise and Brigitte Demeter on April 11, 2017 at 6:50 pm

  • We are very saddened by Neville’s passing. Neville was a good friend and a neighbor. Of the number of occasions we had lunch with him, we found him to be fun loving, and thoroughly enjoyed his conversation as a very knowledgeable man. It was indeed an educational experience for us on every occasion.
    On those warm summer days, he would stop working on his yard upon seeing us driving home from work, greeting us with his usual warm and infectious smile. We would stop and chat, though mindful of his time to get his yard work done. Yes, we will certainly miss seeing his friendly smile every time we drive around the ‘corner’.

    Condolence sent by: Alex Lye and Chi-Fui Chong on April 11, 2017 at 8:51 pm

  • So sorry to hear about Neville. He was a great guy to work with and to know.

    Condolence sent by: Mike Sanders on April 12, 2017 at 7:36 am

  • We grieve the loss of our amazing neighbour Neville whom we’ve lived beside since December 1994. We’ve had the privilege of his friendship through those many years, laughing and sharing stories during get-togethers and together facing up to challenges like a forest fire and a deer invation. We miss his smile, his sense of humour, his willingness help and his friendship. We treasure the memory of our especially good neighbours Joyce and Neville.

    Condolence sent by: Paul & Lynda Durose on April 12, 2017 at 8:11 am

  • Neville and I worked together with the Soils Branch of the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food during the 1970’s. I remember him as a knowledgeable and conscientious soil scientist and a man of great integrity.

    Tony Schori

    Condolence sent by: Tony Schori on April 12, 2017 at 8:13 am

  • So sorry to hear that Neville is not with us anymore. We have been neighbours for a long time and we will miss our talks when we went for our walk and he was working in his yard. Always a wafe and and a smile on our way to work. We will miss him very much.

    Condolence sent by: Gwen and Adriaan Boek on April 13, 2017 at 10:36 am

  • My condolences to the family in this difficult time.

    Condolence sent by: Leroy Lewin on April 15, 2017 at 2:37 pm

  • I am very sorry to hear of Neville’s passing. My first meeting with him was in 1968 near Falkland where we were soil and terrain mapping in the area. From there we went as a Field crew to Ootsa and Francois Lake for the summer. His favourite story to us was his love of ice-cream and how in Jamaica as a young boy he would buy a quart of his favourite flavour from the neighbourhood ice cream truck and devour the whole thing at once!! I enjoyed his humour and gentle nature.

    Condolence sent by: Gavin Young on May 3, 2017 at 7:02 am

  • Very sorry to hear this news. Neville was a very gentle man well known for his expertise in soil science. He also had a well hidden passion or electronics! We were neighbours as well co-workers and he will be missed!

    Condolence sent by: Rick Williams on June 4, 2017 at 8:23 am

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