Sending comfort to Jamaal, Kamila and Rashan,
When I entered Grade 9 at Riverdale Collegiate in 1971, I had not played team sports. I gave basketball a try. I became his teammate on the Bantam Basketball team. I was awkward, but I was given the chance to play. I learned from him.
I occasionally saw Neville in later years when he taught at Eastern Commerce, usually when I entered the subway car and he left it, both of us going to work. At RCI's 2007 Reunion, I told Neville that I learned a lot playing basketball alongside him, especially when I became a Teacher, supervising elementary gym classes, or when I assisted with coaching my son's Soccer and Baseball teams. Of course, I recognized him in his TV and film appearances - especially when he played 1920s Toronto politician William Hubbard, like Neville and I, a son of the East End.
My deepest condolences to Neville's family and the RCI alums. Rest in Peace and God Be With You, until we meet again.
We are so sorry for your loss. Cancer is very cruel. We have learned from our own experiences that time does help. Although it never hurts less, it hurts less often.
Be kind to yourselves.
Rest In Peace, until we meet again. Love you Neville
I am so very sorry to hear of Neville’s passing. I will miss our inside Jamaican jokes and lots of laughter (not to mention his lunchtime soup). I wish I had had the chance to say goodbye. We at MPC have missed you and will always remember you fondly. All my best wishes to your wife and family. With love, Ramona Sattaur