Neil Edwin Whitford Sr.
May 21, 1950 – July 26, 2019
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Neil Edwin Whitford Sr. of Fox Creek, Alberta announces that he passed away unexpectedly on July 26, 2019.
Neil will be lovingly remembered by his wife Yvonne, daughter Bobbi-Marie, sister Sandra Gillis, grandchildren; Dan Snyder (Schandra), Samantha Dion (Vince), Jordan Cadrain & Devin Cadrain, as well as many more dear relatives and friends.
Predeceased by his parents, Wilfred Whitford & Blanche Gray, and his son Neil Edwin Whitford Jr.
Neil was born in Enderby, B.C. and spent his youth in various regions of B.C. and Alberta. He met his wife when he was just 15 (Yvonne 13) in Edmonton, Alberta where they later married and their lifelong journey began. In 1975 he acquired property in Athabasca, Alberta where they started a family farm. He resided there for many years while also working away in the construction industry. Neil later found his way to Fox Creek, Alberta and made it his home base in the early 90’s. In the autumn of 2018 Neil acquired property in Alberta Beach, Alberta where they had planned to ‘retire’.
Neil had a long career in operating heavy equipment and building roads & leases. His passion led him to start his own company Jordee Construction in 1995. Neil had the opportunity to work with many different people over his years and enjoyed ‘teaching’ them how to do it right!
Neil was very proud of his family and took them on many camping & road trips. He also shared his desire for ‘road trips’ with many others. He loved all animals and spending time in nature. He enjoyed catching many sunrises and watching the birds at the lakes. You could always find him driving around in search of a companion to share his next ride with.
In keeping with Neil’s wishes, a formal service will not be held.
In Lieu of flowers the family encourage donations in Neil’s name be made to any Animal Rescue Society.
Celebration of Life
2:00 PM, Saturday, August 31, 2019
5012 49 Ave, Alberta Beach, AB