November 23, 2009
Released on behalf of the Neale family:
At 39 years of age Juno Award-winning artist Haydain Neale of jacksoul passed away Sunday, November 22, 2009 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, after a very private seven month battle with lung cancer.
On a beautiful, sunny morning with his wife Michaela, daughter Yasmin, brother-in-law Shawn Hudson and friends Davide DiRenzo and Jennifer Hyland by his side, Haydain passed away peacefully.
Throughout his rehabilitation after a car accident in August 2007 and during his illness, Haydain always maintained a positive spirit.
In a statement from his wife Michaela; “Through all these challenges, Haydain’s sense of humour and love of music were ever-present. He constantly brightened the room with his singing and his smile. His joyful presence and beautiful voice will be missed by us all.”
An interment with a private family gathering will take place later this week.
The family appreciates your messages of condolence but requests that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.