Dr. Trevor Neil

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It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved husband, brother, pastor, mentor and friend Dr. Trevor Neil, who passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the age of 68 years.

His memory will be cherished by his loving wife of 41 years, First Lady, Phyllis Neil.

He is predeceased by his parents First Lady, Mavis Neil and Reverend E.S. Neil.

A Celebration of Life for Dr. Trevor Neil will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 11:00 am at Covenant Christian Reformed Church, 19010-87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB with Reverend Robert Hensen officiating.

 

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19010-87 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB

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Noel Johnson

As teenagers we called him Wiseman, because he had an opinion on everything.He and myself often times on opposite side of the opinion but I have always respected the narative behind his pro’sand con’s . I mentioned this to relate to him aspiring to the highest heights of his beliefs and conviction.As young University Students we partied hard ,him extra hard . I watched,listened, saw and heard his mother,the greatest prophet I know intercede with God daily asking God to save him. It was on a Sunday morn after a long Saturday nite of partying that God answered her prayer.Its still fresh in my mind the day God answered mother Neil prayer,I witnessed the miracle of transformation in Trevor’s life.I have never seen anyone before or after changed the way he did.If there is one person I know for sure that was called by God its Trevor.After his calling I saw his struggles to answer the call and I also saw his strength and determination to follow his calling .We parted company and relationship some 40 years ago seeing him only about 3 times over this period. The first time I saw him after many years was at his father’s funeral and that’s also the first time I can remember hearing him preach and I said to myself “YES” he his under the anointing of the Holy Ghost.This is how I have always remembered bim.Trevor answered the call to preach the word of God, a job he did very well .Now that God has called him home, it reminds me in no uncertain term that when he call we must answer.His passing speak to me about the fragility of life and that God is no respector of person.Daily I remind myself like I comforted him in my last tx to him ,the promise of our faith that tells us “the dead in Christ shall rise and those that live and remain shall be caught up to meet him in the air.We still do not know what we will be like but we know we will be like him and we shall see him as he is.Adious Trevor until we meet again.

Sister Olive Fraser

I have known Dr. Trevor Neil and the rest of the family for many years. We the Fraser family send our condolences to the family and friends who are mourning. But we are happy that we will meet again in the1st Resurrection. Thessalonians 4:16-18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. Be of good courage my brothers and sisters he is gone home to be with the Lord. – Sister Fraser and family.

Robert Barnett(Broter-in-law)

Hi Pastor Trevor Neil words will fail me to say how I feel about your passing so quickly and suddenly. Trevor we go back a long time from Great Britain where I first met you having been married to your big sister Pam Neil. We all then immigrated to Canada in 1969 where you lived with us in Thompson Manitoba again where we had such laughter, and fun.. Once you gave your life to the Lord you were like a warrior, fighter and defender of the gospel. I remember the St Albert days in my house that it does not matter what was gong on when it’s your prayer time you would exit your self and we would here you praying. You are indeed a leader, a fighter, and an example for things pertaining to the Lord. I miss you as a brother-in-law, a friend and a mentor. It was a pleasure ministering to you in your illness, and I want to thank you for your kindness, that’s who you are. I am so glad that I was there at the foot of the bed when you transitioned into glory. Sadly missed my brother, but God knows what’s best for his people. Sleep on and take your rest.

Cynthia Neil Stetson

I am incredible sad. The pain I’m feeling is palpable. But this isn’t about me; its about the celebration of the life of my little brother Trevor, albeit a rather a short one. A life packed to the rafters with many achievements.

A few weeks ago while you were well enough to function independently, we together with SIS Neil spent quality time speaking of the love , goodness and mystery of God. You were so animated and remarked ‘I feel the Holy Ghost’ . Your enthusiasm , dedication and love of God was second to none. Now that you have left us I am grateful for that time we spent together.
As children growing up in the Caribbean your peers know there was something different about you .We couldn’t name what we saw but on reflection, you were a leader in the making. Articulate, intelligent and spoke with authority .

As a family we feel your loss most keenly, but your maker decided it was time to return to Him . We pray you will hear well done you faithful servant your work is complete.

Your fire has now gone out, but the sparks which preceded your demise continue to float freely. Your legacy lives on.
Sleep little brother until we meet again. ‘The dead in Christ shall rise’.

Love you always. Cindy.

Dr Norma Barnett

August 30-2016 Little brother this is your big sister Pam your ‘favorite’ you told me. I am overwhelmed by your passing and slipping away into glory so quickly. Today I cried again because as I reflected on the 7 months that Robert and I assisted you in your illness. I miss accompanying your appointments, and making you laugh. Sometimes you would say Sis don’t make me laugh. Little brother affectionately called “Trev” I miss you so much and I am selfish and was ready to release you, but I know where you are that you are safe in the loving arms of Jesus the one that you defended so vehemently. I will cherish all the books and teachings you gave me in those months even when you were in pain. Most of all I am so blessed that I was present and in the the right side of the bed as your siblings sang the old time songs as you transitioned into glory. Even at that time “Trev” I tried to wake you up but I was too late your eyes were fixed on glory and you exited with your hands raised until you could not anymore. I will always cherish that imagery. Sleep on little brother, miss you so much but until then I will go on singing, until then with joy I carry on until the day when God calls me home. RIP /Pam.

Janet Neil

My brother and former pastor was indeed a warrior, a conqueror, an over comer in the name of the Lord. He latched onto truth and with fervor he pursued the things of God; he never looked back! A warrior indeed called home too soon but he has left behind tools that he used…. that he strongly believed will help with personal growth and church growth. Rest my brother you are missed – your smile, your laugh, and spirited nature; God blessed you with so much passion and you used it to promote HIS cause – I love you dearly and plan on seeing you again in Glory. Rest!

Marilyn Neil McGreer

It is indeed with great sorrow of heart that we sat and watched you leave us behind; but we know that weeping may endure for a night but great joy comes in the morning. As our oldest brother you demonstrated and lived your christian life with passion and I am thankful for the opportunity as one of your younger siblings to have been there to see your new birth experience from start to finish. To God be the glory great things He has done! We cry because we miss you, won’t forget you as we look forward to the day when we will meet again. Love you always, your sis, Marilyn

Tavares

It is never easy to say goodbye to those who are near and dear to your heart We loved and respected Pastor Neil. Our prayers are focused towards his beautiful wife and family at this time; may God continue to give you the strength to grieve properly. If a man dies he shall live again…we sorrow with hope that one day we will reunite with our pastor, mentor and friend in heaven. He did the best he could with what he had. A true born soldier has fallen; however, his legacy lives on as he impacted lives including mine and my family. I was blessed to have known him and will cherish his memory. Sleep on Pastor, take your rest until the trumpet wakes you up!

Sharon Neil Laumen

Big Brother, I can’t help but remember Mum and Dad labouring in the vinyard tirelessly with undying passion, trying to get the message of salvation out to the world and to anyone who would hear. They preached, they sang, they loved and faithfully demonstrated the Love of Christ to everyone and most certainly to their eight children. They fervently prayed that we would follow them as they followed Christ.

I watched you Big Brother…. and you did it with all your might. The Fire you demonstrated in Ministry was as theirs…..Great, Unquenchable and Indeed Not in Vain !

As I sat by your bedside, the memories of earlier days came flooding into my mind of you leading us into worship in our Mum and Dad’s living room; you played the guitar until your fingers were calloused and had us play pots, graters and spoons in accompaniment and our blended voices. We certainly made a joyful noise unto the Lord didn’t we? Although those days are long gone…. they will never be forgotten, never be discarded. It is an unbreakable bond that ties us all together.

Many years later, on occasion we would gather around the piano and blend our voices, reminiscent of earlier days. I have and will always hold on to and cherish those moments.

Big Brother, it was an honour to be present and part of the recent blended voices you heard around your bedside. I know you would have played the guitar or played the piano if you could but you participated by raising your hands as we sang some of those old songs and you peacefully slipped away from this terrestrial to the Heavenly. I miss you, we miss you. but we will keep singing those melodies until we meet again.

Rest in Peace Big Brother.

You are loved. You are missed.

Your little sister, Sharon.

Dermot W. Neil

A conversation with my brother
He came, he saw, he preach he was not afraid to die he was aware of his circumstances and what his options were. One out of one humans die Romans 5: 12 “ Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, …. “ “The fear of death keeps people in bondage Jesus came to deliver us from that bondage” Hebrews 2:, 14-15, 14 “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that has the power of death, that is, the, devil; 15 “And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” If you are a believer in Christ you can smile at Death, death is no longer to be feared Jesus took the mystery out of death when he die for us. And through his resurrection we were freed from the bondage of death. You’re not ready to live, until you’re …. Not afraid to die. Philippians 1:21 “For to me to live in Christ, and to die is gain.”
These are some of the things Pastor Trevor Barrington Neil preach and though and we are happy he did rest in peace until we meet again, To God be the glory.

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