Claude Neil

June 8, 1945 to May 23, 2017


Passed away in the presence of his loving family on May 23, 2017 after a brief illness, Claude Neil, age 71. Predeceased by parents Jessie and Elsie Neil, and Brother Gerald. Leaving to mourn his wife of 47 years, Cavell (Samson); son Scott (Debbie) of St. John’s; daughter Penny Power (Craig) of Paradise; 4 precious Grandchildren, Joshua and Brooke Neil, and Emily and Riley Power; brother Tom (Nina) of Corner Brook; sister Sheila Mugford (Dave) of Makinsons; mother-in-law Pearl Samson; brother-in-law Tony Samson (Betty) of Goulds; sister-in-law Dale Samson of St. John’s, life long friends Art Boyles, Bill Drover; several nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends. A real special thanks for the help and devotion from Dave and Sheila Mugford during the past 5 months, the entire palliative care team  and a special thank you to Dr. Rick Bhatia. It was truly appreciated. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 from 2 – 4 p.m, and 7 – 9 p.m, and Friday, May 26th, 2017 from 1 – 4 p.m, and 7 – 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Goulds, on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 9:30 a.m, with inurnment to follow in the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations in Claude’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care Foundation.



2-4 p.m. on May 25, 2017

7-9 p.m. on May 25, 2017

1 - 4 p.m on May 26, 2017

7-9 p.m. on May 26, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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9:30am, Saturday May 27th

St. Paul's Anglican Church


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So very sorry to have just learned of Claude’s passing. I worked with Claude at Horwood Lumber where there were many excellent carpenters. Even then, Claude’s work was considered to be of the very highest quality. The only thing that surpassed the quality of his work was the quality of the man himself. A great loss for all who knew him.

We are so sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. We only knew him a short period of time but it was an honour to have him work on our home.
His work as a finished carpenter was extraordinary and we loved his great sense of humour
Memories of him will always put a smile on our face

Steve & Roberta Laite

Scott Debbie and family​ our sincere condolences to you all during this difficult time

We are so sad to hear of Claude’s passing Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time

John Bartlett & Family

Mrs. Neil, Scott, Penny & Families,
My deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of growing up over the years of Mr. Neil.

Scott, sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I am out of the province and unable to attend the funeral home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Scott and family, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I never met him but I heard you talk about all his help when you were building your home. The memories you shared will comfort you.

To Scott and family, My deepest sympathy o the passing of your father and husband. I remember him as a very nice man ,always with a smile and a sense of humor,keep there memories in your heart ,you will always treasure them . Shirley Chafe

I wish to pass along my deepest condolence to all the Neil family on the passing of Claude. I only knew Claude by being a neighbor of Bill Drover on Courtney St. I did meet Scott a couple of times and Claude’s brother-in-law Tony. I found Claude to be a very true gentleman and I’m sure he will be miss by all.
Again my deepest sympathy to all the family.

aunt Cavell, Scott, penny and family our hearts are saddened by uncle Claude’s passing he was one of the best men you could ever meet witch makes me proud to have him as a uncle our thoughts and prayers are with you all even though we are so far away you are all in our hearts

Cavee, Scott & Penny…. Nellie & I are saddened by Claude’s death. His suffering is over and he is in God’s presence.. We are on the west coast and won’t be back in time for the funeral. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs.

Cavell, Scott, Penny and Family
I am sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. What a different world we would have if we had more people like Claude.

Scott , penny and miss Neil,
I was deeply saddened to hear of your father and husbands passing .
He was a kind and considerate individual whom I will not forget , being trips to hockey games , sleepovers or trips to the cabin , may you find the strength to get through this difficult time .
Glenn Hiscock , voisey bay , Labrador

Scott , Mrs. Neil and Family,
So sorry to learn of Claude’s passing. He was a true Gentleman, who always had that pleasant way about him. Many times over the past few years I would meet him at the hockey rink , watching Josh., his pride and joy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Neil Family at this very sad time.
Don and Dorothy French

Scotty & Family
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We are thinking
of you at this difficult time.

Cav & Family: Deeply sorry to hear of Claudes
passing. Such a decent and gentle man.
I’ll miss our enjoyable chats every Spring.
He will be long remembered.

Scotty & Family! So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad! I will always remember his presence at our hockey games, He sure loved watching you!
A True Gentman and Gentle Person!
R I P.

Cav, Pearl and the entire family,
So sorry to hear of your loss.Cling to all those precious memories . Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Wenda & Gil Smith

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. God bless.

Cavell, Scott and Penny and family, so sorry for your loss. It’s the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you’ll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles. We met Claude when we first started to build our cabin on Cape Pond Road 33 years ago, he was always a gentleman and ready for a chat. Prays Peace and Blessing

I worked along side Claude at the Woodgate Plaza years ago. His talent as a finished carpenter was extraordinary. I remember his kindness and that sense of humour that kept us all looking forward to going to work while he was there. Memories of him will always put a smile on my face. He was a beautiful man.
My sincere condolences to his family.

Mrs. Neil, Scott, Penny and family – I’m so sorry to hear of Claude’s passing. I’ll always remember him as a warm, gregarious man with a big smile and a giant heart. My thoughts are with you all.

Scott, Debbie and Family,
We’re so sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was a great man, loved a game of hockey! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Missy & Loyola Power

Sincere condolences to all the families of the late Claude Neil. God Bless you all..

Scott Debbie Brooke and Josh….so sorry to hear of Mr. Neal’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family at this sad time. You guys have had so much sadness this year but hopefully he will rest in peace free of pain. Thinking of you all!

My deepest condolences to Caville & family & also the Neil family’s..& also my friends Sheila & Dave who was with her brother from the begging of his illness to the end….our thoughts & prayers are with you all..x

Cavelle,Penny,Scott and Emily,Riley,Josh,Brooke and craig and Debbie,Our thoughts are with you all as you remember Claude.What a special person with a huge heart!Pat and I will always remember and smile often when we think of the time he spent in our home.I will always treasure and love my Claude kitchen’.We feel lucky to have met such a kind and giving man.We will never forget his kindness. Susan and Pat Myers