January 16, 1966 – May 28, 2021
It is with incredible sadness and a heavy heart we announce the passing of Neil Cleave.
Neil was born in Surrey, BC and died in Nanaimo at the age of 55. Previous to living in Nanaimo, Neil made his home with his family in Lantzville, BC. Along with Emiko, Neil is survived by his 4 kids, Sena (21) Kai (19) Shion (14) Ami (14).
He will be missed by sisters, Colleen Heinrich (Lyle), Izabella (Valerie) Roam, Rose Moore (Steve), Loralee Burns (David) and by Brother Tim Cleave (Calvin).
Predeceased by his mother Verna Cleave in 1972, Neil is also survived by his parents Ed and Loraine Cleave. Other hard goodbyes include 9 nieces and nephews (all of whom he made feel special in his own way), 2 great nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbours, colleagues and many friends.
Neil will be remembered as a man with a kind heart, and generous soul. Neil’s family wishes to extend their heartfelt thank you to the wonderful and caring staff at Eden Garden in Nanaimo where he was cared for with love and respect.
A small funeral service has been held and a celebration of his life will follow when Covid permits. Condolences may be offered at https://www.arbormemorial.ca/en/sands-nanaimo/obituaries/neil-thomas-cleave/67078.
A beautiful soul can never be forgotten.
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