Lillian "Lilly" Joyce Wells

October 2, 1959 to July 28, 2021


Heaven has gained the most beautiful angel – On July 28th, 2021 Lillian “Lilly” Joyce Wells age 61, passed peacefully into her eternal home with her family at her bedside.

She is predeceased by her Father Wilfred Wilson Wells.

Leaving to mourn with loving memories her mother Vera Wells (nee Eddy) (Ellis Bridger); Brothers Wilson (Heather), Rob (Katherine); Sister Karen Trickett (David). Her true pride and joy, nieces Rebecca, Danielle, Heidi, Sophia and great niece Rayah; Nephews James, Andrew, Kohyn, Brandon, Carter and great nephew Jude; she was also blessed with a large and loving circle of other relatives and friends.

Lillian was born in Corner Brook and spent a memorable childhood growing up in her hometown of Wild Cove, White Bay. She lived with her dear Aunt Joyce Regular in Baie Verte during her high school years, and there began her lifelong passion of caring for children working as a live-in nanny with the Loveman family who loved her like one of their own.

After leaving Baie Verte in the 90’s, she moved around working in different homes before settling in St. John’s to be closer to her sister and family. She continued her career as a child care giver while enjoying many activities around town; Birthday hotel getaways, shows at the Arts and Culture Centre, and people gazing at Middle Cove Beach were just a few of the delights in her life. She took pleasure in baking treats and cooking meals to share with her neighbors, including the mailmen, who didn’t want their routes to change so as not to miss out on her baked goodies. Her smiles and funny wit, she shared with everyone who knew and met her.

Special thanks to close and dearest friends Gertie Ricketts, Judy Loveman, Joan Benoit, and Jody Trevors who spent many hours chatting on the phone and visiting with her this past year.

At Lilly’s request, donations can be made to the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation (

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital (4 West).

An interment will be held at a later date.


“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”
– Charles Dickens



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I met your family member in the hospital, she was so funny. we were going to keep in touch. something that didn’t happed. Sorry to the family. rest in peace pain no more

My condolences Karen and Vera and family so very sadden. Over a short period of time I had the pleasure to get to know this wonderful women. You will always have a place in my heart Lillian. Our morning coffee and our chats on the phone I will treasure forever. I always left your place with a smile on my face. Rest in peace beautiful.

I was so sorry to hear of Lilly’s passing. She certainly made my days much more enjoyable while delivering the mail to her building. Always slipped me a tray of homemade cookies when she could.
She’ll be in my thoughts each time I enter that building.
My deepest condolences to you all – she was a lovely lady and will be missed by all of us at Canada Post.

We send our deepest condolences to all the family. May God Bless you all.

To Lillian’s family,
I remember Lillian from her visits to North Harbour, we shared many great laughs and stories. I was very saddened to read her obituary and like so many, I have some really great memories of her. She was definitely an angel. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Aunt Vera, Cousins and family, I am so, very very sad and sorry for your loss. Lilly was a truly beautiful person. I loved her very much. When tomorrow starts without her, know that an angel took her by the hand and said, come with me, there is a new place prepared for you. A place without pain and struggle. Thinking and praying for you all at this most devastating time.

Karen, we are so very sorry to hear of Lillians passing.. Lillian was always such a happy, positive person. Rest In Peace.

Vera, Karen and families,
Your devotion and love for Lily shone through! She will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and I know the happy memories you have of her will sustain you in the future.
Uncle Ralph and Aunt Sylvia

Aunt Vera, Karen, Wilson, Robert & Families:

We were so very saddened and shocked to hear of Lillian’s passing. She was such a sweetheart! Thinking of you during this very difficult time – our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love, Doug, Marlene & Family