James Russell Neff

June 22, 1948 – October 22, 2021
James Russell Neff passed away at home on October 22, 2021 surrounded by his family. Jim was raised in Youbou until he was 9 years of age, moved to Chemainus where he graduated in 1966 then went on his travels where he met his wife Sheila in London, England. Jim loved fishing commercially and sport fishing with his grandson. He loved carving and after he retired from fishing he became a joiner and made beautiful furniture. He loved cycling and would enjoy a 10k bike ride. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years, Sheila; daughters: Shannon (Bill), Adrienne (Reid); grandkids: Paris, Kingston, Rilynn; sister Brita (Bill); as well as the extended family in Scotland. One of Jim’s memorable quote was: “I was never a man of many words but I learned that a few words can go a long way.” A private Graveside Service will be held. Memorial donations in honour of Jim Neff may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Pacific Salmon Foundation.
 Sands Funeral Chapel


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