Neil David Thistle

August 2, 1956 to February 12, 2018


Neil David Thistle, age 61, passed peacefully at home in the presence of his family on February 12, 2018.

He is survived by his wife Irene of 43 years, two sons, 1 daughter, 4 grandchildren, 2 daughter in-laws, 3 brothers, 1 sister and their families.

Family, friends and business associates alike will dearly miss Neil’s integrity, generosity, spirit, charm, wisdom and wit.

Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, February 15 from 3-8 p.m. Cremation to follow.




3 - 8 p.m. on February 15, 2018

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I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Sending deepest condolences to you and your family.

Kristy Peet

Irene, Vanessa, Stephen and David…my heart feels heavy as I send this note of condolence. I am so sorry you’ve lost your husband and your father at such a young age. He deserved more. You all deserved more. Thinking of you as you adjust to this new “normal”…it’s so tough losing a parent. May Neil rest in peace.

Irene and family, we are so sorry to hear of Neil’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family,

Steve and family, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Irene and family, our sincerest condolences to all of you. So sorry to hear of Neil’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve and Judy Beclwith.

My Dad….. I will forever be missing a piece of me that was you. Things I did the way I moved or certain expression I hold will forever allow me to remember you, I will always know you and keep you in my heart I love you Dad goodbye😢

Thank you for all your thoughtful remarks, my family and I really appreciate them – it warms our hearts. We hope you can pop by Carnell’s today for the visitation. Sincerely, The Thistle Family.

Our deepest condolences to Steve and family. We felt we got to know your Dad well through your childhood stories, whether it was a fishing trip or helping your dad on a construction site. Celebrate and share those good memories. Our thoughts are with you and we will see you once you are back in Calgary.
With love from
Michael, Elizabeth, Emma, and Caeden

Steve , Karen and the Thistle family we were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We are thinking of you during this difficult time . Stay strong and treasure your memories . We will see you when you get back to Calgary.
Keiran and Ann Croft

So sorry to hear of Neil’s passing. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved Neil. I am Neil’s first Cousin. The daughter of Daphne Noseworthy (nee Thistle). My mother and Neil’s father Owen were brother and sister.

So sorry for your loss, my sincere condolences to you family.

Irene and Family. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Neil’s passing and I offer my deepest condolences…our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Neil was a good buddy from grade 5 to grade 11 and beyond and, although we drifted apart over the years I’ve thought of you and Neil many times. We had some good times back in the 70’s in Neil’s blue Gremlin.

Irene, David and family,

We’re so sorry to hear of Neil’s passing, our heartfelt condolences are with you and family at this time. Neil’s kindness, positive attitude and generosity will always be remembered. He was a great friend, business man, mentor and client. He will always have a place in our hearts. Please accept our condolences and celebrate his life during this difficult time.

Jamie & Staff

As Neil’s older cousin and neighbour on Blackmarsh Road I used to babysit Neil and his brothers and sister. I remember him as a cute sweet little boy. Please accept my sincere condolences.

So Sorry for your loss Irene, My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God Bless

Steve, Karen and all the Thistle family

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Regina & Doug Jennings

So,so sorry to learn of Neil’s passing. I have many good memories of Neil from Blackmarsh Road..please accept my condolences…

My full Condolences to the Thistle family, Neil was a great person, him and Irene would accommodate myself and Bob on a scattered weekend in our college days in St. John’s in the late 1970’s. Great memories.

Irene & Family ,

We are so sorry to hear of Neil’s passing please accept Our Deepest Condolences during this difficult time .

Irene, Stephen, Vanessa and David, words cannot express the sorrow you must be feeling during this difficult time. Although we were not as close in the later years, I like to think back to the fun times we had as kids growing up and will always remember Neil with a smile on his face. My heart goes out to you and your families and may Neil rest in peace.

Keith, Gina and Family

Dear Irene and family,
Marge joins me is sending you our very sincere sympathy. We share your sorrow as you shed tears and mourn for Neil, but also celebrate his life.
Blessings to you all,
Rex Gibbons

So very sorry to hear of your loss, Irene. Hold your family tight to you over the next trying days and relish your memories forever.

My heartfelt condolences to you, your children & grandchildren. So sad to learn of Neil’s passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Irene ,Stephen & David , sorry to hear of Neils passing still remember him from years ago coming to Central Barber Shop with the boys may he rest in peace Barry Cutler formally os Central Barber Shop now co owner of Straight edge barbers Ropewalk Lane

So sorry to hear about Neil‘s passing I was not aware that he was sick may he rest in peace !

So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. Sending you much love and prayers as you and your family face the upcoming days.