Passed away peacefully on Saturday June 6, 2020, in Penticton, BC at the age of 60 years. Neil is survived by his wife Michelle and son Jackson and many other family and friends. There is so much that can be said about Neil that the family has asked that everyone post their memories or condolences so that they can read them in the coming days.
Penticton Speed Way
Our community lost a very special person, Neil Jamieson was an incredible man on so many levels. A family man, a businessman, and had a strong sense of community. He was a leader and an inspirer. His generosity was overwhelming, but most of the time, you would never even know all of the people he was helping. Neil was involved with the Penticton Vees, the Speedway, Lacrosse, and Penticton Minor Hockey, to name a few. Neil gave back to many local charities, and was a strong supporter and advocate for local breakfast programs. It was his mission to ensure that no kid went hungry. Neil was a huge supporter of the racetrack. Not only was he a corporate sponsor through his business Underwriters Insurance, he also had his own race cars and spent many years behind the wheel. When he wasn’t behind the wheel he was letting other racers drive his cars. He even held a track record for many years for fastest time-in. His legacy will live on in our community through his beautiful family and all the people he has touched.
Fred Harbinson - President,General Manager and Head Coach, Penticton Vees
NJ was one of a kind. He was always looking to help people that needed it the most. He was so loyal to the Vees, The BCHL, Junior 'A' hockey and youth athletics in general. NJ was proud of what we all accomplished together with the Vees. On a personal level, he was so important to me. I leaned on him constantly for support. This is a big loss for our entire community.
Thank you to everyone who has supported and kept Neil in their thoughts over the past couple of years. Because of the COVID-19 restrictions a Celebration of Neils life will be held at a later date.
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