It is with heavy hearts, we share with relatives and friends the sudden passing of our dear brother and friend, Robert Edward Neville, 53, on Aug. 21, 2015, at Fort McMurray, Alta.

Born in Sydney, Robert was the son of the late Jim and Kay Neville.

Robbie was a member of Local 92 Laborers Union and served for many years as business agent. He worked out west and was last employed with voice construction with Suncor, who were very helpful during this very difficult time. Growing up in Sydney, Robbie was very active in sports having played hockey, baseball and had a love of harness racing. He will be missed by all who knew him.  
Robbie is survived by sons, Mark Sampson and Riley Hart. He is also survived by brothers, Neil (Ann Marie), Sydney, Mick (Diane), Toronto, and Chris (Katey), Sydney; sisters, Julie MacDonald, Alice Neville, both from Sydney, and Kelly (Brian) Skinner, Lantz; as well as many nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts.

Besides his parents, Robbie was predeceased by his brothers, Billy, Tommy and a nephew, Glen MacDonald.

At Robbie’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier. A reception will follow the mass at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Eastmount Cemetery, Whitney Pier.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Robert may be made to a charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                              Online Condolences

I am very sorry to hear Robby has left us so soon. I worked with Rob for years in Alberta, we were roommates, lots of good times and a ton of laughs. I grew up in Sydney as well. Thoughts and prayers for all.
From:  Paul Gouthro

My heart and prayers go out to all of Robbies family!!! He was great guy and will always be in my heart !!!
From:  Marilyn Keeping

You will be missed brother. Farewell.
From:  Mark Steele

I can't believe I'm writing this …my deepest condolences to the Neville Family. Robbie will be missed, A great guy, We shared a tons of laughs, deep friendship and a few tears….R I P… Robeye
From:  Nadine (Wall) Sampson

Kelly, we are so sorry to hear of your brother's passing.our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Didn't know him but if he was like you, he had to be a great guy.
From:  Rudy and Doreen MacDougall

Sending our condolences to Chris and his family.

From:  The MacLean Family Bridgewater, NS

Very sorry to hear of the passing of Robbie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times. Remember the good times.
From:  Charles, Linda and Annie TORTOLA

So sorry to hear of Rob`s passing…Thoughts and Prayers to his family.
From:  Derrick Boutilier & Family 

Beaver,Ann Marie & family Sadden to hear of Robbies passing.Another great athlete and good person gone from the Pier.Thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family.Rest in peace Robbie.
From:  Greg&Gwen Morrison

Neil our prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.  God Bless you and your family.
From:  Ann Dawe (aunt maude's daughter)

Julie & Family Sending Deepest Sympathy at this time.
From:  Doddy & Bobby Keel, Truro, NS

I would like to send my condolences to all of Roberts family and friend, I was so in disbelief when I heard a Rob's passing. Rob rented my basement suite from me in Kelowna B.C. for the half year. When I first met him I knew that he was a great guy, he was very happy and thought my place was great, so I am pleased to know that he liked living there. He will truly be missed by me and my daughter, Sharon who knew Rob and some of his friends. May he rest in complete peace.

From:  Maryanne Parker