Mary Ella Neil

June 1, 1936 – July 29, 2015

Mary was born in Forth, Scotland and moved to Canada in 1960. Mary is survived by her husband Tom Neil, sons Stewart (Shelley), Ian, and granddaughter Maira. She will also be missed by family in Scotland including her sister Margaret Campbell, brother David Walker, sisters-in-law Isa Walker and Margaret Lamb (Donald) and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be no service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation.

Expressions of sympathy can be made below.

Contact information:

Garden Hill Cremation and Funeral Services, 11765-224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A5, Canada - Phone: (604) 463-8161 Fax: 604-463-2929 Email:

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  1. Leslie & Marty Lowe

    Very sorry to hear of Stuarts Mom passing. Sending good thoughts and prayers during this trying time to all the family.

  2. Gary and Maureen Patterson

    Gary says he has known Mary since she arrived at the Pt. Holmes house, a house full of strangers, with a
    fridge full of beer! I met Mary at Robb Street. Stewart was a shy little boy Ian a baby who sat on my lap
    and played with my copper filing necklace. Mary had baked bread, the house smelled wonderful, and
    it was delicious. Over the years we lived close together and also miles apart but our friendship
    continued – distance didn’t matter. We took up where we had left off no problem.
    To us Mary was sweet, patient and kind. Mary holds a dear place in our hearts and memories – always
    Our love and thoughts go out to you Tom and to Stewart, Ian, Shelly, Maira and the families in
    Scotland. Love, Gary and Maureen

  3. Colleen (Patterson) Purcell

    Dear Tom, Ian, Stewart, Shelley and Maira,
    Jamie is away, but on behalf of both of us, I am so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. It somehow doesn’t seem that long ago that I remember sitting in the living room on 260th while Mary helped me solve codes in a puzzle book I got for Christmas. Your family was such a big part of our lives growing up and I remember Mary as quiet and kind. Please get in touch if there’s anything at all we can do for you. Love and hugs to you all, Colleen

  4. sorry to hear of Mary,s passing my thoughts are with all her family in Canada and scotland

  5. Roy & Laura Roope

    We are very sorry to hear of Marys’ passing and wish to express our condolences to the family. We both met Mary shortly after her arrival to Canada. To Tom, and to Stuart, Ian, Shelley and Maira, we know you are in deep pain and anguish and we just hope that you endure this as best as possible.

    Roy & Laura Roope
    Summerland BC

  6. Donald & Margaret Lamb

    Although we are far away our thoughts are with you all at this sad time,and we remember the happy time we had with the Neil family in Canada a few years ago.

    Donald & Margaret Lamb

  7. Lorraine (Patterson) Lanthier

    Dear Tom, Stewart, Ian, Shelley and Maira, I am so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. I first met her when she and Tom were first married and they came to stay with us, for a weekend, at our family home in Esquimalt. Over the years we all shared many good times together. We also shared a kindred spirit as our Mom and grand-parents were from Scotland. She was a gentle lady and always had a lovely smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
    Love to all, Lorraine Lanthier

  8. Tom, Stewart, Ian, Shelley & Maira

    Your words of condolence and memories of Mary are comforting to the family. We appreciate the time taken to remember her and leave a note .
    Thank you,

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