It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend Richard (Wilson) Neapew on February 4, 2023. He passed with his loving family by his side.
He leaves to mourn his passing and forever treasure his memory: Wilson (Denise), Noella (Michael), Melissa (Michael) and Tyler (Amanda), his step children: Tracy (Gord), Terry, Allan (Lydia) and Joseph (Trina). His grandchildren: Madison (Nolan), MacKenzie, Keith (Jeanette), Gabriel, Jamie (Evander), Hailey (Marcus), Hannah (Joel), Jenna, Mikey, Kayliani, Kellan, Vincent (Chelsea), David (Justice), Alyssa (Jaden), Tristan, Destinee (Marcel), Elidda (Derek), Elden, Eleah, Elias, Elenna, Elend, Elora, Elynn, Eliya, Mila, Kaitlyn, Ethan, Elijah, Evannah, Joshua and Aubrey. His great-grandchildren: Sterling, Simon, Jeremy, Xavier, Marcito, Rosalia, Bow, Willow, Kailey, Cecelia, Savanah, Madison, Raelee, Nemiah, Layla, Karter, Kalix, Kameron, Elaya and Elliot.
He will be dearly missed by his siblings: Shirley who took care of him from the time he got sick until his passing, Johnny (Geraldine), Bernard (Marie), Vivian (Melvin), Freda, Fred (Nancy), Georgina (Lyle).
He will also be deeply missed by his niece Elisha and her children who helped take care of him along with Shirley. He will be missed Jenny (the dog) who was so protective of him.
He was pre-deceased by his wife Evelyn, parents Irene Watson and Noel Neapew, niece Jennifer, and granddaughter Renee.
Dad was born March 13, 1953 in Winnipegosis. At a young age he was taken to Residential School where he spent many years. He did not have a good experience and he eventually ran away. He started working at a young age and had many jobs. To mention a few he was a painter for many years and he spent the last of his working years as a landscaper. He was always a hard worker and tried to help his family as best he can.
Thank you to all those who reached out and helped our family during this difficult time. It has made our part a little easier. Thank you to Eternal Grace Funerals, Pine Creek First Nation, Gary and Darlene Dokken and all our family for making this Celebration of our Dad’s life happen. Dad we love you forever and will miss you soo much!
Wake service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 6pm - 11pm at Eternal Grace Funerals, with a celebration of his life beginning at 7pm.
Cremation to follow.
“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child”
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