Betty O'Reilly (nee Pottle)

January 6, 1927 to May 31, 2024


The funeral service for Betty O’Reilly will be livestreamed for those unable to attend.

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Betty O’Reilly (nee Pottle), a remarkable woman of grace and resilience, passed peacefully away on May 31, 2024 at the age of 97. Born to Herbert and Elizabeth Pottle, she was a beacon of strength and compassion, dedicating her life to her family.


Predeceased by her beloved husband Charles O’Reilly, her sisters Ethel, Mary, Marjorie, and Janet, and her brothers George and James.  Betty faced life’s challenges with unwavering courage and dignity. Leaving to morn her four children, Pauline Foster (Dennis), Robert (Annie), Valerie Pike (Keith), and Tim (Audrey), instilling in them the values of love, perseverance, and kindness.


Her legacy lives on through her six cherished grandchildren, Jennifer, David, Charlie, Greg, Kait, and Sarah, and seven adored great-grandchildren. Her large extended family and numerous friends remember her fondly. Her presence will be deeply missed, but the love she shared will continue to shine brightly in the lives of all who knew her.


The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Saturday June 1st from 10AM – 4PM.  A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday June 3rd  at 2PM.  Flowers graciously accepted or donations in her name may be made to the Diabetes Association.


We like to extend a special thank you and heartfelt gratitude to the doctors and nurses at St. Clare’s Emergency and 7th Floor West for their respectful and exceptional care of our mother.


Rest in peace, Mom. Your love and strength will remain with us forever.





10AM - 4PM on June 1, 2024

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Monday June 3rd

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Pauline, Robert, Valerie and Timmy: I just learned of Aunt Betty’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a wonderful lady. She worked so hard to raise her young family after the death of her beloved husband at such a young age. We had a lovely chat the last time I saw her. God Bless

Pauline and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
I remember her as a wonderful person. How lucky you all were to have had her in your lives for so long..
Keep the happy memories close to your hearts.
Sincere condolences to you all.

Pauline and family. I am so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a beautiful lady. May she Rest In Peace 🙏❤️

Val & Family, So sorry to hear of your dear Mom’s
Passing.. Thinking of you during this very difficult time. May she rest in peace.

Val, Keith and family, sending condolences to your family on the loss of your precious Mom. Sending prayers and hugs your way.

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of you dear MOTHER.

So sorry to hear of Aunt Betty’s passing we are thinking of you all at this sad time.

Robert, Annie & the O’Reilly family, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your loving Mom. May all your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Marion Butler

Our deepest condolences to your family. A Mom is truly a tie that binds. May your fond memories be there for you at this time.

Valerie, Keith, David and Greg and families, so sorry for your loss. May your memories of your mother/grandmother help at this difficult time. Thinking of you.

Deepest condolences to your family. Aunt Betty was an amazing person and she will be deeply missed.

Linda and Greg.

We are so sorry for your loss Tim and Audrey, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family 🙏

We are So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love & hugs, Carol & Ches Roe & Family

My deepest condolences to all of the family ! She was a beautiful lady and that s for sure so sorry !

So sorry to hear of your moms passing. I remember she was a wonderful lady. May she rest in peace.

So sorry to hear of Aunt Betty’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time!

Mike and Andrea ( O’Reilly) Hawkins

Tim and family: Brenda and I are sending you our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time . Your mom was a lovely lady. Rod O’Reilly