24 April , 1927 – 31 May , 2019
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful mom, grandma, great-grandma, auntie and friend.
Nellie passed away peacefully on May 31, 2019 at the age of 92. Her husband Robert predeceased Nellie in 2003; they were married for 52 years. Robert and Nellie settled in Yarrow in 1958 where together they raised six children: Wayne (Zoe), Ron, Rob, Susan Fleming (Kerry), Brad (Debbie) and Cathy Meeres.
Nellie loved spending time with her many grand children, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and loved them all dearly. She loved to laugh and was always accepting of others no matter what. Family and holiday traditions were important to her. She often hosted large gatherings, cooking and baking for days on end. She enjoyed sewing and took on many projects, even bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, she did it all! Later on, she took up quilting, often gifting her accomplishments to family members.
Mom was also an avid gardener. It came naturally to her and she enjoyed sharing her harvest and passing on her enthusiasm of gardening to her kids and grandkids.
Years ago, Nellie worked at York Farms and then took a job working at Zellers when it first opened in Chilliwack. She worked there for many years and was always grateful for the wonderful lifelong friendships that she made while working there.
Special thanks to all the staff at Valleyhaven for their compassionate care.
A memorial service will be held at Woodlawn Funeral home on June 8, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
- Memorial Service Saturday, 8 June , 2019
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4 June 2019
Grandma was my last surviving grandparent..it feels like the end of an era. She was a wonderful Grandma and made time for all us kids and made us all feel special. When I read her obituary, it made me realise how many loves she helped to foster in me and passed down..sewing and crafting and gardening to name a few. I will miss her and hold dear many fond memories. She represented comfort, home and family and was the gathering point for the family for many years. Homebody that I am, some of my fondest memories are her and I sitting side by side in her cozy living room crocheting afghans or piecing quilts together while having a good chin wag. May you rest in peace Grandma and be in heaven with those who went ahead.; Grandpa gets to say it to you personally again: "Goodnight Mrs. McGillicuddy".
4 June 2019
My Aunt Nellie was a loving and caring person. When my mother passed away she took up the role by attending both of my children's weddings. I always loved hearing the stories of her and my mother when they were growing up in Barrhead, Alberta.