We Remember

HALLISEY, “Neal” Cornelius

July 1936 – August 2022

Neal passed away peacefully at hospice, Friday, August 5, 2022. He will be lovingly missed by his wife Mars; sons Corey & Jason (Samantha); his granddaughter Olivia, who was the “Star in his sky”; and his many family members and close friends.  Neal was predeceased by his brother Richard.

Neal loved to teach and spent many years as Principal at numerous Kelowna elementary schools. Prior to his Principal years in Kelowna, Neal and Mars spent a few years as a teaching “team” for the Department of National Defence in Germany. This allowed them to travel & explore extensively at their leisure, having adventures & forming friendships in Europe that last to this day.

Neal LOVED fishing and camping, finding fossils, playing “Geezer Golf”, collecting olde books & “treasures he might need one day” at yard sales.

Neal REALLY LOVED the month of February when Hawaii was “home” taking “magical mystery tours” around the Big Island exploring new beaches to snorkel & swim with the turtles.

At Neal’s request, there will be no service or flowers.

We give heartfelt thanks to Dr. Dan Obedkoff and Dr. Peter Andrew, as well as the hospital and hospice staff that gave him care and compassion.

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