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Neville Gerald Draper

July 31, 1939 ~ June 27, 2018 (age 78)

   It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Neville Draper on June 27, 2018 at the Crowsnest Pass Continuing Care Centre in Blairmore, AB.  He was 78 years of age.

   Nev was a man of many talents and interests, but he especially liked classic cars and to watch car racing.  In his early years, he worked as a cable splicer for AGT, and later went on to become a property manager for a low-income apartment building in Calgary, AB.  No matter the job, Nev took great pride in his work, and he loved helping those less fortunate.  A perfect example of his charitable spirit was the Christmas dinner he hosted every year for the residents of his apartment building who otherwise would have been alone.  Nev was never happier than when spending time with his family, and he wanted to share that joy with others.  His boundless kindness and compassion will be deeply missed and never forgotten.

   Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is his son, Farron (Liz) Draper of Nelson, BC; his granddaughter, Zoey Draper; his brothers, Terry (Marilyn) Draper of Ontario and Martin Draper of Ontario; his sisters, Marlene (Garfield) Jelly of Ontario, Colleen (George) McIlwaine of Ontario, Verly (Darwin) Lamb of Ontario; his sister-in-law, Sheila Draper of Ontario; as well as many nieces, nephews and his extended family.

   He was predeceased by his mother, Florence May Watters; his father, William Emsley Draper; his brother, Alvin Draper; and his niece, Debra Jelly.

   With respect for Neville’s wishes, no funeral service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the non-profit animal welfare organization of your choice.  Condolences may be registered at

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.  (403) 562-8555

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