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Reginald Nelligan

Posted By obits On January 8, 2018 @ 3:07 pm In Obituaries | 5 Comments

Passed away peacefully with family on January 7, 2018 at the age of 83.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Sammy and by his 5 children, 12 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren Wendy(Larry), Abigail & Sonise, Shelley(Bob), Tamara (TJ) & Christina, Don (Sandy) Alexis & Jake, Lori (Pat), Amanda, Katie (Tim) – Madilyn, Matthew (Caitlin) – Thomas, & Josh (Dayna), Carolyn (Mark), Natasha & Alex.

Funeral will be held Saturday, January 13 at 11:00 am – St Luke’s Roman Catholic Church – 20285 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge

Prayer service will be Thursday, January 11 at 7:00 pm – St Luke’s Roman Catholic Church, Maple Ridge

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either the Canadian Hemachromatosis Society or the Aplastic Anemia & Myelodysplasia Association of Canada.

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Condolence from nancy marie unger on January 8th, 2018 11:06 pm

dearest sammy

i was so sorry to hear of the loss of your “reg” please accept my most sincere condolences for you and your family. may flights of angels leave reg to his rest. and may you find comfort in your faith and cherish your most loving memories of him.

with love………….nancy marie (unger)

Condolence from Kathleen Spiess on January 11th, 2018 4:55 pm

Reg was a beautiful person, and he will be dearly missed. He had such a generous spirit and was always willing to say “Yes” when asked to perform some small act to help someone else. He thought of others before thinking of himself. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from garden hill admin on January 12th, 2018 11:58 am

Dear Sammy, Shelley, Tamara and family:
I am saddened by the loss of this truly remarkable man of integrity and faith. The man you call husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather etc.
Reg wore so many hats well. I knew him as one of the greatest educators. Reg was a leader in district 42. However, his lessons knew no boundaries.
I am keeping you all in my heartfelt prayers. Thank you for being so generous to share Reg with me and so many countless others.
We have all been blessed to have spent time with him. Reg taught me to have faith in a better tomorrow….
And hope that the future generations would lead the way. I believed him then and I believe him even more today!
There will never be another Reg. I will cherish him in my heart forever. Thank you for sharing this great man with me and my family.
My heartfelt prayers are with you on this journey! Journey on!

Sue O’Reilly

Condolence from Cheryl Harrington on January 15th, 2018 10:50 am

We moved to Maple Ridge in 1988. I was fortunate to achieve my dream of working in schools when I was hired as a casual clerical in 1989. I was posted to Harry Hooge Elementary school to fill in for a couple of weeks for the regular secretary. I met Mr. Reg Nelligan and was immediately impressed with his caring attitude toward students, staff and parents. The day of the Christmas concert arrived and I was wishing that I could attend. However, I knew I would be answering the phone. Reg told me to put the answering machine on, and to come along and watch the concert in the gym. I enjoyed it very much. Because of Mr. Nelligan there was such a positive energy throughout the school. I never forgot his kindness. Truly an example of what an administrator should be.
I am sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Heather and Gord Ward on February 3rd, 2018 9:48 am

We are saddened to hear of Reg’s passing. Reg has been a true icon in this community and he has touched many lives and hearts. My many memories of him bring a smile to my face. Rest In Peace my friends.

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