Neil Copeland MACPHERSON

Male 1920 - 2003  (82 years)

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  • Name Neil Copeland MACPHERSON 
    Born 30 Sep 1920  Broadview,Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Mar 2003  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 25 Mar 2003  Garry Memorial Park, Winnipeg Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I163  Geo. Martin's Family, Mara Twp
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2016 

    Father William Donald MACPHERSON,   b. 24 Sep 1884,   d. 09 Nov 1948  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Charlotte Louise MARTIN,   b. 1881, Mara Township, Ontario County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 19 Jun 1917  Rhein, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice COVENTRY,   b. Elbow, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 2005, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 21 May 1946 
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] 1921 census, Broadview, Qu'Applle, Saskatchewan page 6, family 159- William D MacPherson, 35, Charlotte 35, Frances 3, Norman 1, Neil 8 months.

    2. [S7] Obituary, NEIL MACPHERSON NEIL COPELAND MACPHERSON Peacefully, on March 20, 2003, Neil Macpherson passed away. He leaves to mourn his wife Alice; his sister Frances Stewart (Jim) and his four children, Charlotte Lazaruk (Ken), Donald Macpherson (Margaret), David Macpherson (Colette) and Keith Macpherson (Ludy). He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Allison, Sarah and Michael Lazaruk, Iain, Jean and Kate Macpherson, Keith, Kyle and Darcy Macpherson, Matthew and Ellie Macpherson. His parents, William and Charlotte Macpherson and his brother Norman Macpherson predeceased Neil. He will be mourned by many nieces and nephews and friends, especially longtime friends, Bill and Doris Ternowetsky. Neil was born and raised in Saskatchewan which accounted for his undying love of the prairies and his undying support of the CFLs Saskatchewan Roughriders. As a young man he became an employee of the Bank of Commerce in 1939. In 1942, at the tender age of 21, he enlisted in the RCAF. Flight Lieutenant Macphersons plane was shot down over Hungary on June 9, 1944. Neil was captured on July 3, 1944 and became a prisoner of war. The Allied Forces liberated him on May 2, 1945. Upon returning to Canada, Neil married the girl he had left behind. Alice Coventry became Alice Macpherson on May 21, 1946. He resumed employment with the Bank of Commerce and commenced a career that spanned 34 years and numerous appointments. He retired from the CIBC as Regional Inspector in 1980. Neil combined God given talent with hard work and a genuine compassion for humanity to make the world a better place. His sense of humour and willingness to do the right thing provided a safe haven for family and friends. He taught us to seek to understand and to care for those with whom we came in contact. Even in the latter stages of Alzheimers Disease he was described as a friendly, gentle soul. God has called him home where "there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain for the old order of things has passed away." (Revelations 21:4). He leaves us to miss him and to learn from his example. A service of remembrance will be held at Thomson Funeral Chapels, 669 Broadway Ave. at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 25, with interment following at Garry Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations in Neils memory may be made to The Salvation Army, the Alzheimers Society or, the charity of your choice. THOMSON FUNERAL CHAPELS 783-7211 As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on March 23, 2003.

    3. [S11] 'they came to mara...', reprint of press clipping- The Orillia Packet , 12 July 1917-- page 540 of the book, 'they came to mara'.

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