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Neil Lanyon

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September 14, 1948 - July 16, 2021

With heavy hearts and immense sadness we announce that Neil Lanyon passed away on July 16, 2021, at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 72.

Neil is predeceased by his parents Fredrick and Ewna; his brother Phil and sister Joan.


He will be lovingly remembered by his children Tracey and Jamie; his granddaughters Amber and Justine; his great granddaughter Lily; his brother Joe, as well as his extended family and friends.

Neil was born on September 14, 1948, to his parents Fredrick and Ewna in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was the third born child of four.

Neil grew up in Winnipeg. He lived with his parents and siblings on Pritchard Avenue and attended Florence Nightingale School and later Sisler High School. As a young man he was very athletic, he played baseball, basketball, and was a member of his school track team. As an adult his interest shifted to golf and bowling. He golfed in many local tournaments and was a member of a bowling league. He also played softball in a company league.

In his 50s Neil decided to start riding motorcycles. Weeknights were spent cruising around Winnipeg (he frequented the Corydon coffee shops), and on weekends he would explore Manitoba with his fellow riders and friends. He continued to ride well into his 60s.

Neil spent most of his working years in the printing industry, ultimately retiring from the Duha Group in 2016.

Neil’s family would like to thank the nurses in the dialysis unit at Health Sciences Center for all their care and hard work.

In keeping with Neil’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private service will be held. Neil’s family kindly requests that of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.


Those who wish to make memorial contributions might consider making a donation to Siloam Mission or the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba in Neil’s name.


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