Neville John Fava was born on January 30, 1951 in Sliema, Malta. He died on May 28, 2020 in Barrie, Ontario due to pancreatic cancer. He was a long-time employee for the City of Brampton and once retired he also worked part-time at HotSpot Auto Parts – both places were like second homes to him. He will be missed tremendously by his children: Colleen, Karen (deceased), Kenny (deceased), Michael and Ashley and grandchildren, Poplar and Arianna, by his two loving brothers Walter and Joseph and two wonderful sisters-in-laws, Donna and Barbara. He also leaves behind nephew, Walter Jr. and nieces, Sherry and Erin and many other family members. Neville was a talented guitarist and poet. Here’s one of his poems:
Don’t look for names in a book for the ones that died before you,
For tomorrow your name may be there.
Be happy with life and embrace it,
Thank all that came before you…
…and remember them in silence.
Untitled, Written by Neville John Fava on March 10, 2016
If you have memories of Neville you’d like to share, please share them on his information page at Peaceful Transition, www.peacefultransition.ca. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie - Cancer/Palliative Inpatient Unit. Due to COVID-19, a celebration of Neville’s life will be announced later in the year. This message will be updated once a proper service may be held in his honour.
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