To view the funeral service for the late Audrey Nell on Thursday, January 19th at 2:00 p.m. from Gower Street United Church, please follow the link below:
Audrey passed peacefully away, surrounded by loving family, at Tiffany Village on January 13, 2023.
She was predeceased by her brother Chesley, sister Marjorie Jackman and her husband Clarence, step-brother William Matthews and his wife Marie.
Left to mourn, with fond memories, are husband Peter, daughter Karen Nell-Bennett (Andrew); sisters-in-law Helen Milley and Sue Martin (Paul); nieces Hazel Milley, Ruth Kelly (Steve), Shirley White (Bill, deceased), Yvonne King (George), Judy Strong (Tom), and their families, including Laura Strong-Wright and Matthew Strong who spent much time in her company.
Audrey was born in Western Bay, graduated from Memorial University with a degree in Education followed a while later with a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Toronto. She spent her career as an elementary school teacher, both before and after graduation, primarily in St. John’s following work in Corner Brook and elsewhere in Newfoundland.
One of the highlights in her career was spending a year teaching in England under the Queen Mother’s Teacher’s Exchange Program. During that period, she travelled extensively around the UK and Europe, fulfilling her pleasure in travel.
As well as trips to Europe and the Caribbean and some cruises, Audrey made many spring visits to Florida, in the Tampa Bay area. She enjoyed car trips and twice drove across Canada. Audrey was fortunate to be able to travel until recently, when her travel was limited to visiting Karen and Andrew and their cats, particularly Tipsy, in Calgary.
Audrey loved children and enjoyed time spent with her great nieces and nephews in the extended Matthews family. Family gatherings were always occasions for fun and laughter with lots of good food and company enjoyed. Over the years, Audrey played a major role in food preparation for family occasions.
As well as Audrey’s fun loving personality, she was well known for her joy in conversation and quick repartee.
The family would like to thank those who assisted Audrey in her final months, particularly with home care from Rose Somers and the late Madeline Byrne, as well as the staff at Tiffany Village who made her comfortable in her final few days.
Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, January 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Memorial service will take place at Gower Street United Church on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 2:00 pm. Interment will occur in Western Bay South U.C. cemetery on Friday, January 20 at 11:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada or to a charity of one’s choice.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
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Gower Street United Church
Interment to follow at the Western Bay South United Church Cemetery on Friday, January 20th at 11:30 a.m.