Frederick "Heath" McNeil

October 6, 1926July 9, 2019

Frederick Heath McNeil October 6, 1926 – July 9, 2019

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband, dad, grandpa, and great grandpa Frederick Heath McNeil on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta at 92 years of age.

Heath will be loving remembered his by wife of 64 years Donna (nee Gerlitz), his daughter Patricia, son Grant (Karin); his grandsons Justin (Angela) Brady, Ryan (Drew), Jeremy, Trent, and great grandsons James and Andrew.

Heath was a kind man with a good sense of humor that clearly made family his priority. He enjoyed being with family and always offered unconditional support and guidance; he will have a lasting influence on all of us. Heath spent countless hours at sporting events supporting children and grandchildren and could always be counted on to give a fair and honest opinion on the game. Heath and Donna created everlasting memories by traveling to many different places in their lifetime together.

Heath was born in Edmonton and spent part of his youth in England before returning to Calgary at age 18. Heath was an owner –operator with Arrow and Clean City Cleaners for many years prior to becoming an operator with Calgary Transit. Upon retirement from Calgary Transit, Heath enjoyed golfing with friends and discovered a passion for reading.

For the past four years Heath has enjoyed an active life with Donna at the Lodge at Valley Ridge where his constant companion Bentley provided hours of endless joy for them both. Heath will be greatly missed but will always be a part of cherished memories by family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.


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Frederick "Heath" McNeil

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Lori Ramcharan

August 2, 2019

Heath was always one of my favorite customers at Ikea, I always loved when Heath and Donna would come into the restaurant. I always got a warm embrace and often combined with a great joke. After they moved to Valley Ridge I brought my husband over to meet both of them and he immediately knew why I loved them both so much. Heath always has always had a big place in both of our hearts. Thank you for all the laughs and love. Will miss you very much.

Lori and Cliff Ramcharan

Reg Gerlitz

July 15, 2019

When I was younger and playing football and baseball, I always remember Heath's support. I appreciated his positive and encouraging support at that point in my life. As we got older, we continued to talk sports. From time to time our discussions would refer back to "the day". He would remember things, again most positively, that happened to me on the field that I had forgotten long ago. I value those comments even more now. Thanks Heath.

May God's Grace support you in your journey to Heaven.

Reg Gerlitz

July 15, 2019

To Donna, Grant, Pat and families,
Reg and I were deeply saddened to hear of Heath’s passing.
I’m sure that even though he has left this earth his spirit never truly leaves. He will still be alive in our hearts and minds and so through all of us he will live on.
May you all find comfort in your loving memories of him.
Please accept our condolences that he will not be forgotten.
Reg and Giselle