On November 9th, Neil became suddenly ill and taken to Bonners Ferry Hospital where he was diagnosed with a perforated bowel. Subsequently he was life flighted for emergency surgery in Sandpoint. The doctors found that Neil had liver and kidney failure with pancreatitis. As a result, he was placed in ICU, but unable to endure surgery. The hospital arranged to have him sent home in an ambulance to be put on hospice where he reposed. Neil, being a small business owner had no medical insurance. Thus, the family not only suffered the grief of a beloved husband and father departing this life, but a loss of income from Badger Shipping as well as unexpected large medical and funeral expenses. The family is asking their community and those who loved Neil for financial help or whatever small donation they can make to ease their burden.
Memory Eternal to our Beloved Neil (Andrew)!