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Mary Ella Neil

Posted By obits On July 31, 2015 @ 9:38 am In Obituaries | 8 Comments

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:

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Condolence from Leslie & Marty Lowe on July 31st, 2015 1:14 pm

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

Condolence from Gary and Maureen Patterson on July 31st, 2015 2:00 pm

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

Condolence from Colleen (Patterson) Purcell on July 31st, 2015 2:06 pm

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

Condolence from John Mcnay on July 31st, 2015 2:30 pm

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

Condolence from Roy & Laura Roope on July 31st, 2015 3:45 pm

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

Condolence from Donald & Margaret Lamb on August 3rd, 2015 2:39 am

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

Condolence from Lorraine (Patterson) Lanthier on August 3rd, 2015 5:54 pm

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

Condolence from Tom, Stewart, Ian, Shelley & Maira on August 16th, 2015 8:24 pm

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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