GASKIN, Neil Denis June 26, 1922-Dec. 28, 2004 Died peacefully, amongst the pines at his beloved home in Lorne Park. Husband of 56 years to Eleanor. Father of sons Ron (Kate) and Mark (Maryann) both of Toronto; and daughter Donne Petryshyn (Norm) of Windsor. Grandad to: Mac Petryshyn, Callum Gaskin, Natalie, Henry and Katherine Gaskin. Brother of Vic (Mary) of Woodstock, brother-in-law to Marie and uncle to Weegie of Windsor. Neil is predeceased by his brother, Ron and his parents Denis Clement ("Gus") Gaskin and Helen Margaret ("Bernie") MacDonald. He attended Walkerville Collegiate, Chrysler Institute of Automotive Engineering and Detroit Institute of Technology. Lifetime member, the Society of Automotive Engineers, President Emeritus, CAA Toronto, CAA Insurance Co. CAA Travel Agency and Canadian Motorist Publishing Co. Former Vice President of American Motors, Brampton, Assistant Purchasing Director Studebaker, Hamilton, and Chrysler Canada Windsor, and President The Ontario Club. Whether it was through business or social interaction, Neil and Eleanor's warmth and compassion towards others enabled them to share a wonderful lifetime of deep and meaningful friendships. They enjoyed every minute of their well traveled life together and loved their opportunity to dance all over the world. The family is pleased to receive friends and relatives at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 1200 Lorne Park Rd., in Mississauga, from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29. A service, in celebration of Neil's life will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2004 at St. Paul's. A reception at the Mississauga Golf & Country Club will follow the ceremony. A private family burial service will be held at Woodland Cemetery in Hamilton. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Canadian Diabetic Society would be greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Doctors Black, Pandia and Keely and the legion of friends and caregivers who assisted in making Neil's final days comfortable. Grandad will be greatly missed, but his spirit burns brightly through his children, grandkids and their Nanny! Published in the Windsor Star on 12/30/2004.