John Joseph McNeill

Family & Friends are respectfully advised of Joe's passing. 

 

John Joseph McNeill

 

Tributes

# Patricia McNeill Tuesday, 15 December 2020
My beautiful big brother RIP, you will be missed, you were so loved by all your siblings as well as you immediate loved ones. Rest easily beautiful soul. You will always be John to me.
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# Maxine Godley Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Joe was special in my life in Habana Rural Fire Brigade. The only gentleman in the shed to welcome me in when I arrived to volunteer 20 years ago (a woman!!) As a trainer he taught me the fundamentals of firefighting....the basic, coal-face, no nonsense skills needed to both survive and get the job done. He was our 2nd Officer, he was my mentor at the shed and on the fireground. On one occasion - when the fire was in the treetops above me...I had "a moment of terror" - deciding whether to retreat .... Joe went past me at speed - I followed. He was the sort of firefighter I always try to be. I was so saddened as I watched him get sick. Our Joe - he was loved by me and respected by all of us.
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