Ellen O'Neill (nee Hatcher)

December 21, 1937 to April 11, 2024

Obituary

We are saddened to announce the passing of our mother, Ellen (Nellie) O’Neill on April 11, 2024 after a short battle with cancer. At the time of her passing and during her illness, she was surrounded by her family. As promised, she was never alone.

Mom’s faith in God that gave her peace and assurance and hope (Titus 1:2). She looked forward to a day when “He will wipe away every tear…” (Rev 21:4).

She is predeceased by her husband, Leonard and her siblings Jack, Mary, Alan and Rita. Leaving to mourn and to celebrate her life are her six children; Tony (Brenda), Sandie (Tom Quinn), Donna (Glenn Moores), Terry (Carolyn), Lenny (Eileen) and Tracy (Dave Penney); 12 grandchildren, (Tony, Adam, Kenzie, Brian, Melissa, Amanda, Tasha, Justin, Len, Chelsea, Rachel and Owen); 16 great grandchildren, her siblings (Alice, Fred, Gordon, Shirley, Lilly and Eddie); and special friend Ursula Jamieson.

Special thanks for the wonderful care of her family doctor, Dr. Michelle Wagoner, the Palliative Care Team and the Palliative Care Unit at the L.A. Miller Centre. Thank you to all of our friends and extended family who supported us in so many different and important ways. Your kindness and thoughtfulness got us through the hardest three months of our lives.

A cremation and a private family celebration will occur this week.  There will be a full celebration of mom’s life to follow at Carnell’s Funeral Home this summer.

In lieu of flowers, you may choose to donate to the Cancer Care Foundation (https://cancercarefoundation.ca/donate/).

 

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Dear family and friends of Nellie:

Nellie was a beautiful person, inside and out. It strikes me that I am only now recognizing that her ‘real’ name was Ellen, as she was always “Aunt Nellie’ to me. And she wore that name with perfect austerity.: A model mother, wife and Newfoundlander. Not to mention a beloved sister to my mother Lilly. I have many fond memories spending time with Nellie and her family growing up, and I now reflect on her kindness, generosity and dedication to her family. I know her passing is sad, but I also know there is someone special who has been waiting for her, for a long time. Finally reunited, Leonard and Nellie. Rest in peace. You will be missed and not forgotten.

Love Geoff

To the O’Neill’s and extended family,

Our deepest condolences. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Some of my favourite memories as a child were vacationing with Aunt Nellie and her family in Pasadena. Sending love from Halifax, NS.

Lilly and family,
My sincere condolences at the loss of your beloved sister.
I know you , all the family and relatives and friends have incredibly wonderful memories to cherish.
May God rest Nellie’s beautiful soul.

Condolences to your family. So sorry for your loss. Nell was a kind and lovely person. Arnold and Anne

Tracy and family;
I have so many memories of your Mom and every single one makes me smile.
The Summer vacations with Tracy, Len and Nell are memories I will treasure forever.
The laughs that occurred in that panelled station wagon on the way to Golden Sands are and always will be unmatched.
She was the perfect partner to Len’s silliness and sarcasm. They were such a great team. I hope it brings you all comfort to know that they are back together again.
She always made me feel like family.
Thinking of you all and sending all my love. 💚

Expressing my condolences to you all on the loss of your Mom. She was such a caring and loving person and a wonderful friend. Keep the memories alive. I hope to see you all at the Celebration of Life this summer.

To Nellie’s family I am sorry to her of her passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you all . Thinking of all Diana (DEEDEE) Moores and family

Terry and family,
I am sorry to read of your family’s loss. I have many fond memories of her, your Dad, and you all from my childhood.
Please accept my sincere condolences.

Fred and family
Sorry to hear of your sisters passing, my condolences

Donna,,
Our deepest condolences to you, Glenn and your family on your mom’s passing. May the wonderful memories you have of your mother bring you peace and comfort..
John Griffin and Sharon Coady

Donna,,
Our deepest condolences to you, Glenn and your family on your mom’s passing. May the wonderful memories you have of your mother bring you peace and comfort..
John Griffin and Sharon Coady

My condolences to Lilly and all of Nellie’s siblings and their families.. She was lucky to have had a good long life and to have been a part of such a large family. I’m sure their are many memories and stories to share at this sad time.

To Tracy and family. I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May the lifetime of memories comfort you in days ahead.

Aloha from Alan, Kerry and Family, it is with deepest love and sincere sympathy that we send our prayers and condolences.
“Verily, we are God’s, and to Him shall we return!”

Baha’i Writings

Sending condolences to the families at this sad time , may your memories be filled with love and peace in the days ahead 🙏🏻💐

Donna, Glenn& family. So sorry to learn of your mother’s death. I’m sure that she will be loved and missed always. Treasure the memories, they will help ease the pain of this worst of times. Condolences to all of her family and friends.

Donna, Glenn& family. So sorry to learn of your mother’s death. I’m sure that she will be loved and missed always. Treasure the memories, they will help ease the pain of this worst of times. Condolences to ask of her family and friends.

Condolences to Ellen’s children, siblings and their families. What a sweet, dear lady we had the pleasure of knowing! Her gentle smile will long linger in my memory. May your hearts be strengthened as you remember her faith and cherish your memories of her better days.

My condolences to Nellie’s children and to her brothers and sister’s.

Sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences.

Sending sincere & heartfelt condoléances to all of Nellie’s children, grandchildren , family & friends.
May the countless beautiful memories, help you all during your time of grief.
I remember her beautiful personality & smile, from her many visits out house in Long Harbour. May she R.I.P.

Tony, Sandie, Donna, Terry, Lenny and Tracy,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. Thank God that her pain has ended.
I loved Nel and loved keeping in touch with her. Yes, I called her Nel, all my life. Len and Nel were the dearest couple I knew and they were very kind to me, a fact that I shared with Nel. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless you, Nel. I love you.

Terry and family. Our deepest condolences. Rest assure that Ellen is waiting for that glorious morning when she will look into Jesus’ wonderful face and she will be restored. Until that morning rest in peace Ellen.

With love and peace,
Donalda

Donna, so sorry to hear about your mom. Mothers are precious and think happy thoughts when you feel sad.

Wayne and Lynne Comeau

Tracy and family. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending my deepest condolences.

Eileen, Lenny,Chelsea and family! Thinking of you all at this sad time. May you find comfort in your memories!

Tracey & family: So sorry for your loss.

Donna and Glenn: Linda and I send our love and prayers to you at this sad time. Mel and Linda.

Eileen, Len and extended family.

Sending prayers and my sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your loved one!

To All The O’Neil and Hatcher Families

My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this sad time.

To all of Nellie’s family we offer heartfelt condolences. We are thinking of you all with love. The O’Neills were the best neighbors we ever had and I cherish the friendships we made especially with Tracy and Nellie. Your Mom was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. God bless you all during this difficult time. Rest in peace dear Nellie and thank you for all your kindness. ❤️.