Edward NEIS

NEIS Edward "Ed" James Neis of Red Deer passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006. Ed was born May 16, 1929 in Lacombe, Alberta and grew up in the Delburne area. Ed married Nellie Wilson in 1950 and settled in Delburne where he managed the Co-Op store. In 1960 he started working as an Assessor for the County of Red Deer until his retirement in 1988. Ed and Nellie enjoyed family camping trips and the times they spent at their summer home at the lake. In his spare time he could be found in the garage working on one of his many creations. Ed was an avid sports fan and enjoyed passing the winter months cheering on the local hockey teams. He had season tickets for local hockey since the Rustler days and enjoyed going to the Rebels home games or listening to out of town games on the radio. Ed is survived by his loving wife Nellie; daughter Debbie (Bruce) Marriott of Vermilion; three sons Clint (Lesley) of Pigeon Lake, Doug (Debbie) of Red Deer and Brian (Brenda) of Cochrane; grand children, Craig (Lisa) Marriott, Bobbi Marriott, Travis (Lindsey) Neis, Christie (Jared) Seida, Jennifer and Devon Neis, Madison, Carly and Dylan Neis; six great grandchildren and sister Kay Metz of Tilley. Ed was predeceased by his father Clarence Neis, mother Idella Barkley, sisters Claris Paton and Harriett Bowman and grandson Mark Marriott. A Celebration of Ed's life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287-67A Street, Red Deer on Friday, October 6, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. For those who wish to pay their respects, viewing will be held from 12:00 noon to 12:50 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the "Bed Program" at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, care of the David Thompson Health Region Foundation, P O Bag 5030, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6R2. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.parklandfuneralhome.com In living memory of Ed Neis, a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium Memorial Tree Park, Red Deer County, Alberta.

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