John Neville

A photo of John Neville


Celebration of Life
Ridgetown Golf and Curling Club
Saturday June 9, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

John Leonard Neville, a resident of Ridgetown, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children, mother, and sisters at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance – Chatham Campus on Monday, June 4, 2018 at the age of 53.

Born in Chatham, John was the son of Marie Neville (Manley) and the late John Larry Neville. Loving father of Rachael and Drew (Rachel Faussett), uncle to Jed, Hayden (Gould), Josh and Jenna (Beecroft), and brother to Nancy (Ken Gould) and Marilyn. He will also be missed by extended family and friends.

For 25+ years in the Lambton-Kent community, John was a teacher, coach and mentor, and will live on in the hearts of all that knew him.

A private family service is being held on Friday. The family invites you to join them for an informal celebration of John’s life at the Ridgetown Golf and Curling Club on Saturday June 9 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Please bring your favourite story to share with family.

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My sincerest condolences. Can anyone help me? Is this the same John Neville who was an assistant coach with the Milton Ontario Merchants Jr. A team when they won the provincial title in 1997 and 1998? The team is being inducted into the Milton Hall of Fame this fall. Rod Milton Sports HOF

John had a good way with students and kids. I enjoyed my time talking to him and coaching with him. My daughters were fortunate enough to experience his coaching during the afternoon program he ran for youth @ The Blenheim Fitness Zone. In fact, running into him at the Gable Reese Rotary Pool is what got me back into exercising. I will miss our conversations , John. - Elliot

Marie, Nancy, Marilyn and Family: I was so very shocked and saddened for you to hear of John's passing. I hope that in time your hearts will heal and you will find solace in your memories of John. Thinking of you and hoping for peaceful days ahead. Hugs to all, Heather (Smith) Brodie and Family

Our condolences on the passing of John. Praying that the family may find peace in their memories.

Marie, Nancy, Marilyn and family, So surprised to hear of Johns passing. Always seemed so full of life, always a smile on his face for everyone he met. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Bill Carnie

To the Neville family Sending you our deepest sympathy at this time We will miss John-he was instrumental whether at school or as a coach with our sons hockey and winning OMHA with the Chiefs- God Bless

Rachael Drew & Family Please accept our deepest Condolences. Keeping you in Our prayers, as you begin this journey xo Linda, Rob, Nikole & Danielle

Marie and family: So sorry to learn of John's passing. Hold his memories in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Marie and Family So sorry for your loss. Treasure all your fun memories. Pat and Grant

Marie and Family On behalf of the Thamesville Happy Club, sending sympathy to you and your family on the loss of John. Too young, but sometimes God just takes the best too soon. Hugs Thamesville Happy Club.

Rachael & Drew and Family So sorry to hear of your dads ( John) passing. I have known him for many years living in town and on the Ice. He was a " Great Man " Always cherish the memories as no one can take that from you !! In our hearts and prayers.......

Dear Rachael and Drew, On behalf of our faith family at New Scotland, we extend our heartfelt sympathy at your Dad's passing. We have very fond memories of our time with your family and wish you to know that we are praying for your peace as you remember everything good. With His love.

Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this very difficult time.

Keeping your entire family in our Thoughts & Prayers during this very difficult time. Just remember to hold all of your precious memories near in your heart and always remember he is watching down over you. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain but he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. Take Care, Todd, Lesa (Rumble) Natasha & Kyle

Dear Drew, Rachael, Marie, Marilyn and Nancy, There are few words to express my sincerest condolences to each of you for the loss of John. I have so many special memories of him helping my Dad and Neil out on the farm, hanging out on the beach with the Rose family, bar tending at Kathy's wedding and so many more... He was a second "little" brother to me always around with a boisterous laugh and a huge hug that meant business!!! May all your own special memories of him help to find you peace as you travel through this difficult time and may you always remember him as I will, as a great man with a heart of gold... Love and prayers to you all! Karen (Rose) Dilliott

I knew John as a hockey teammate with the Blenheim Blades and as a fellow teacher. Great guy. Condolences to his family and friends.

John was a great teacher. He looked out for me when I felt no one else did. I'll never forget when he woke up Tricia who fell asleep during his class. Never saw a student jump so high in the seated position. He will be sorely missed.

My sincere condolences. I attended many meetings with John. We enjoyed time together especially our golf outings. Sad, too young...

I was saddened to learn of John's passing. I taught with him at Harwich Raleigh when he first started his teaching career. He will be missed by all who knew him. My deepest condolences.

It was with sadness I read John had passed. Many a hour John spent in our home while attending RDHS. Dani’s friends were always welcome and they spent a lot of time getting their senior year together to graduate. The laughter was continuous and John always added to the fun and good times. He was a fine young man and we were pleased to have him our lives. We haven’t seen John in a few years but we always had the memories. Of those high school days. His absence will leave a space in your lives but a part of him will live in your hearts. Dani, Teri and I extended our sympathy to all his family. He will be missed.

Just wanted to express my deepest sympathies on your loss and hope that you are being comforted at this time am sorry I wont be able to make the celebration

So very sorry for your loss Neville family. John was a great guy.

Our sincere sympathy. John was such a nice man.

So sorry for your loss

Dearest Marie. Sending my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely Beth (TVL).

So sorry for your loss you have our condolences from the Vandenhende family.

Very Sorry