Vale Reginald Neale

Vale Reginald Neale – 29th September 1934 – 5th August 2023


It is with great sadness that Paradise Mazda announces the passing of Reg Neale, the heart, soul and founder of Paradise Motors.

Reg founded Paradise Motors in 1956 and oversaw what has grown into the flourishing local icon that is now known as Paradise Mazda.

The Neale Family are extremely grateful for the outpouring of condolences and messages of love they have received from extended family, friends and employees past and present.

We mourn the loss of Reg and our hearts in particular are with his two sons Jeff and Michael, and their respective wives Jenny and Sue.

Reg also leaves behind a legacy of five grand-children and their partners, as well as two great grand-children, who will miss him dearly.

Reg’s Paradise Motors legacy lives on through his son Jeff (Dealer Principal) and grandson Ben (General Manger), along with the entirety of the staff who still follow the code of exceptional customer service and community outreach that Reg set in place from the very start.

Amongst the sadness, we have peace in our hearts knowing that Reg is reunited with his beloved late wife Shirley and he can finally be at rest.

Reg, thank you for building a wonderful local family business where many have been able to experience what it is like to be part of a supportive community. Your memory will continue to live on through the actions of all that work at Paradise Motors.

You are now at peace, we will take it from here and keep the motor running.

Reg passed away peacefully at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in the early hours of the 5th of August 2023. This post will be updated with funeral details in the coming days for anyone wishing to pay their respects.