Deborah Lynn Hillyard

August 3, 1955 to February 27, 2021

Obituary

Passed away suddenly in her home on Saturday, February 27, 2021, Deborah Lynn Hillyard (nee Vail), aged 65 years.

Predeceased by her grandparents, Frederick and Amelia Vail, Selby and Elsie Thistle; father, William Vail; brother, Roger Vail; father-in-law, William Hillyard; son Bradley William and infant daughter.

Left with loving memories, her husband Gary; son Jeffrey (Natasha) and treasured grandsons, Philip and David; daughter Terri Lynn (Joshua); mother Ruth Vail; brother Rob Vail (Donna); sister-in-law Gale Vail; mother-in-law Jessie Squires and a large circle of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Special mention to her lifelong Rabbittown friends and close aunt, Glenys Quinn.

The family would like to thank her medical team, Dr. Mark Porter, Dr. Brad Hayley, and Dr. Erin Powell. Also, first responders: CBS Fire Department, Eastern Health paramedics, Furey’s Ambulance; and especially neighbours Mark Dalton, Keisha Conway-Hussey and R.J. Hussey.

Cremation has been entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home. There will be no visitation. Memorial service to be held at a later date.

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Gary,Jeff and Teri Lynn
We are truly shocked and saddened by Lynn’s sudden passing. Lynn will always be remembered for her fun and wit and there are so many great memories over the years. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Scott and Sharon Bennett

Terri Lynn, Jeff and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s sudden passing. We are thinking of you at this difficult tim.

Ruth, Rob, Gary and Families,
So sorry to hear of your sudden loss of Lynn. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Hold close your cherished memories of a wonderful lady.
Janet Marshall Walsh

Our heartfelt condolences to you Gary and your family. Her stength, determination and attitude were some of the many things we admired about Lynn. You were a great team; your relationship and committtment to each other and the family is enviable. We had lots of laughs that we shall remember fondly.

Jonathan & Gail

Dear Gary: My condolences on your wife’s passing.
Yours Barry Riche. Brandon Manitoba

Ruth,Gary and families,
We were so very saddened to hear of Lynn’s sudden passing.
Our thoughts are with you all at this time.
Our deepest condolences,
Gail,Amanda,Jennifer Vail

To the Vail Family
I went to high school with Lynn. We shared many laughs.
It was just this morning I was looking at a photo of our grade 10 class, a classmate had shared on FB.
My deepest condolences and cherish the wonderful memories.

To Gary and Family, We were shocked and saddened when we heard of Lynn’s passing.. Cherish all the great memories you have of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Ruth, Rob and Hillyard Family
So sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. She left a lasting
Impression of friendliness and kindness and a beautiful smile for everyone. Deepest condolences.

Gary, I am so sorry to learn of Lynn’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Having recently loss the “love of my life,” I know how you must feel. All your treasured memories will help you get through.

The Vail Family, sincere condolence on the passing of Lynn, may you cherish all your memories. She is pain free now and May she Rest In Peace. Fly high with the angels.

Gary I am so sorry to read of Lynn’s passing. May your wonderful memories together bring you comfort at this most difficult time. May her precious soul Rest In Peace. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Gary and family we were so shocked to hear about Lynn’s passing. I know we haven’t spoken in a while but we still have so many fond memories of our trip together and our chats at the yacht club. Shopping with Lynn was one of highlights of the trip for me. We had so much fun. Her love for you,Jeff and Terri Lynn was evident whenever she spoke about you. We hope your many wonderful memories will help to ease your pain. Her fun loving ways will never be forgotten. God bless you all. HArriet & Ed Short❤️

Dear Gary & Family

Sending heartfelt sympathy, love & support. Such an unexpected loss. We’ve already chatted & you know how much we loved Lynn & we were so looking forward to many more get togethers on our planned return home this summer. Can’t believe we were just updating by email less than 24 hrs. before you texted she had passed.

Lynn was an amazing , inspirational, beautiful & fun loving Friend & will be missed by many. Be comforted seeing her reunited with your precious Babies & Dad.

Until we meet again … Forever in Heart

Melvin sends his condolences also & sorry to hear this sad news.

Hugs to all

Saddened by this news of Lynn’s sudden passing. We met back in the early eighties when we played cards together. Over the years, we’d meet now and again, trying to catch up with family stuff ….. while having a laugh and a carry-on for good measure; many times it was at the H.S.C., Lynn rushing to an appointment, me hurrying to get back to the office. Her infectious smile and sunny disposition endeared her to everyone. Always so easy-going …… always a pleasure. Sincere condolences to her entire family. Take care to all.

So sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. I’ve known her since her birth through her dear aunt and my dear friend, Glenys. My sincere condolences to her family.

Ruth and Family, Gary and Family. We are so sorry to hear of Lynn’s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Gary Jeff and Teri Lynn. we are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. May your memories be of comfort to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Jeff very sorry to hear about your mom.

Gary and family…Rick & I were so saddened to hear of Lynn’s sudden passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts at this sad time…

Ruth ,Gary, Rob and Family,
Truly saddened to hear of Lynn’s passing. She was a lovely person who always enjoyed a chat about family and friends. She had a great smile and loved a laugh.
She will be greatly missed .May the memories of your happier times together bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Take care and god bless.
Lynda and Reg Morgan and Bern Pike

Gary and Family,
I’m very sad to hear of Lynn”s passing. My thoughts are with you all.

Gary, and Family,
I was very saddened to hear of Lynn’s sudden passing.  Please accept my heartfelt condolences at this difficult time.

Gary! Jeffery and Terri Lynn

We are shocked and sadden to hear of Lynn’s passing.. it wasn’t long ago Wayne ran into them at the grocery store.. I can still hear her laugh and the way she talk about her grandchildren who she loved so much. Please accept our condolences at this time.. God Bless.

Gary, Jeffery and Terri Lynn

We were shocked to hear of Lynn’s passing. We’ll always remember Lynn for her great sense of humour.

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolences,
Dave & Karen Bennett

To Jeff and family
I extend our condolences during this very sad time for you and your family on behalf of the Community Sector Council NL..
Penny Rowe

To Gary, Jeffery, Terri Lynn and Aunt Jessie,

We’re sorry to hear about Lynn’s passing. We hope that time and your wonderful memories of her will help you get past the sorrow.

Condolences,

Beth and Steve Johnstone

Gary, Rob and families

We are shocked and saddened at Lynn’s sudden passing. While at this time it is difficult to express condolences in a personal manner, we hope you can take comfort, as we did, in the many online tributes. You have been in our thoughts since we heard the news and we will continue think of you and pray for your strength.

Sincerely
Steve, Tracy and family.

Gary, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope all your precious memories will help you heal. Take care..

Gary and Family,
So sorry to hear about Lyn’s passing. Our deepest condolence.
Pam and Peter Allston

On behalf of my mother Irene Hammond and myself to the families please accept our sincerest condolences on your terrible loss. Robert Hammond

So sad to hear that Lynn has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hillyard and Vail families at this difficult time.
Sandy and Jim Dyke

So sad to hear that Lynn has passed away. She will be missed by all who knew her. May your loving memories help guide you through this time of sorrow.
Sandy and Jim Dyke

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Lynn. . My deepest condolences to the Vail and Hilliard family..
my thoughts are with you all.

Gary and Family: So sorry of your wife’s passing. Please accept my condolences for your sudden loss. Words certainly can’t convey what you’re going through. May your memories help during the days and weeks ahead.
Pat and Yvonne Myers

Ga ry:
So sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing.. She would always stop and chat. My condolences to you and your family..
Olive Sheppard

Gary and all the family,
We are so sad to hear of Lynn’s passing.. I’ve known Lynn for most of her life and will always remember her for her warmth,
Whitt and her talent for making you laugh and smile.
Lynn will be greatly missed by all who knew her as she was a good friend to so many.
May your happy memories bring you comfort during the difficult days ahead.
Thinking of you all,

Gleny & Gord

Ruth, Deepest Condolence to you and the family ,we ‘re so sorry to hear that Lynn has passed. Thinking of you at this difficult time, Cherish the precious memories. Take care

Gary and family
Our thoughts , love and prayers are with you all on the passing of Lynn. May the happiness you shared be warmly remembered and may those memories help ease the pain of your loss. Hugs to all especially to Mrs Vail and Glenys. RIP Lynn.
Geraldine and Lloyd Masters.

Gary; so sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you at this time of sorrow.

To the Hilllyard and Vail families, we offer our deepest sympathy on the passing of Lynn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this very sad day.

Harold and Brenda Lambert

Mr. Hillyard , I am so sorry to hear of Lynn’s sudden passing .My sincere condolences to you and all your family at this very sad time . She was a lovely lady .

Our thoughts and prayer are with the family ,So sorry to receive the news of Lynn’s sudden passing . Fred and Violet ( Violie ) Hanames pray for your comfort and send our condolences to the family and many friends, Rest in Peace my sweet lady

Gary,
Thinking of you and your family and wanting you to know that we too share in your sadness. Lynn’s smile lit up the room!

David and Doris Tilley

Dear Gary and family, we are so sorry to hear of Lynn’s sudden passing. May you find comfort in the love of family and by sharing fond memories of her. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

I am so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

Mrs. Vail, Gary and family, I am so sorry to hear of Lynn’s sudden passing. Lynn was a special lady , she had been through so much health wise but was a real trooper . I will miss her beautiful smile and witty conversation when we would get together for a meal with Jill , Maureen and myself. May you treasure your memories .
Susan Martin

Condolence from Jill snd Vernon. St. Catharines

Gary and Family
So sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing , our thought’s and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Gary and family,
We are very sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing.. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time and we are hoping you find peace in good memories.

Terri, Jeff and Gary;
Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of Lynn’s sudden passing. I will remember her for being welcoming, funny and caring to those around her.
May many happy memories help you through this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Gary,

It was with shock and sadness I received this news today from my brother Stephen. Although we will not have the opportunity to see each other, I can see from the messages your many Hillyard cousins are thinking of you, Jeffrey and Terri Lynn.

Take care.

Our deepest condolences to the Hillyard and Vail Families. Our thoughts and sympathy are with you in your time of sadness.

Gary and Family
We were shocked to hear of Lynn’s passing. We shared many good times together.. Lynn had a wonderful wit and a great sense of humour. She always had a funny story to tell. Please accept our sincere condolences at this very difficult time. We will always remember her with a smile.

To Ruth,Rob and to Lynn’s family….I’m so sorry to read about Lynn. I just wanted to send my condolences to you and to tell you I seen her at the hospital as she was on my floor. I got to chat with her while taking her menu selections for her meals. I always made time to spend a few minutes to have a few laughs with her. She remembered me from Zeller’s and working with you Ruth… take care and I will be thinking about you during this difficult time…❤❤

Gary, Jeff and Terri Lynn, we are so sorry to hear of Lynn’s sudden passing and are thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Linda & Eldon Davis and family

Gary and Family
We are shocked to hear of Lynn’s passing. Throughout the years when we bumped into the two of you our conversations always centered around family and how everyone was doing. Cherish your memories and be strong with your family.

Keith, Diane and family

Gary and Family;
Marion and I were deeply shocked when we heard of the sudden passing of Lynn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this extremely sad time. May she Rest In Peace.
David and Marion Cook🙏🙏

Dearest Ruth and family. I can’t begin to say how sorry and devastated I am to hear this tragic news today. There are no words to stop the pain you must have in your heart. Lynn was such a sweet and kind person and a great lifelong friend. I will miss her dearly for lunches with the other neighbourhood friends Susan Martin and Jill Reid. I’ve lost 3 childhood friends now in less than 6 mos. Just heartbreaking. Hugs and prayers sent to all.
Maureen Norman Parsons

Gary, Jeff, Terri and family, our deepest condolences in Lynn’s (your mom, grandmother’s, daughter) passing. May your precious memories and special times together with your precious grandsons help you in the difficult days. Our thought and prayers are with you all.

Gary & Family
So sorry to hear such devastating news today. Marnie and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you all at this time. Cherish your memories and know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

I fondly remember Lynn. When we were classmates at Blackall Elementary we would write notes back and forth to each other because our Moms were expecting at the same time.
Lynn ended up with a brother and I ended up with a sister.
I ran into Lynn when she owned a shop in Churchill Square. I was home from NB and popped in there for something. I recognized her immediately and we had a great chat and laugh.
God rest her soul. Love and warm embraces to all who loved her.

To Lynn’s family,
I was very sad to read of Lynn’s passing. We were schoolmates at Blackall, Bishop Abraham Jr. High and PWC. We did see each other occasionally over the years and it was always so nice to have a chat. Cherish your many memories. I send my condolences to you all.
Paula Cramm

Gary, and family…deepest condolences to you and the family. Keep good memories close to your heart!

Gary and family. So very sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. Our hearts break for you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

To Rob, sorry for the incorrect spelling of you name

So sorry to hear of Lynn’ sudden passing. . Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Gary and the family. Condolences to Her Mom, Ruth Vail and her brother, Rod Vail and his family. Lois and I have you in our thoughts and prayers.

Jeff and family. So sad to hear of the loss of your mom. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Paul and Lisa Bailey

Gary, Jeffrey, Terri Lynn and families,
We are shocked and saddened to hear this news. Lynn was such a lovely, funny and friendly person. Her love for her family was so evident, and will always be with you and surround you. We are thinking of you all at this sad time. Take Care.

Gary so sorry to hear of this sad news .of Lynn’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you.🙏🙏🙏

Scott and Brenda Oke

Gary and all the family,
Our heartfelt condolences to all the family. Lynn was a close family friend and we had many celebrations and socials together. Her smile and infectious laughter will be greatly missed.
Ros and Fred Hiscock and Peach family members

Gary we are so sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending sincerest condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time.

Gary and Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing.
I knew Lynn since our school days.
Please know thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

We are truly sorry for your loss. Gary we can’t imagine how hard this is for you, Jeff, Terri Lynn and her precious Mom. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Lynn had a beautiful heart and has been taken from you far too soon. She will live on in your memories forever.

So sorry to learn of Lynn’s passing. We were school friends and it was always nice to run into each other and have a chat. Always a smile and a catch up. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family at this sad and difficult time💕

Gary, Jeff and Terri Lynn, we are so sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. She was a lovely lady who had a smile that lit up a room. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family. Please accept our condolences and know that she will be thought of with fond memories.

Gary, and family……Deepest condolences on Lynn’s passing….. may the days ahead give you strength .