Obituary of Ethel Mary McNeil
Surrounded by her loving family, Ethel Mary McNeil (nee Lyons) passed away peacefully on February 27th, 2023, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born on February 3rd, 1938, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she was the daughter of the late Robin and Bridget (nee Keenan) Lyons.
Ethel was adored by her 7 grandchildren with whom she spent many happy hours attending their school and sports events, making donuts, and sharing her wisdom about life. They knew that Nanny was there for them always and she blessed them with lifelong happy memories.
Ethel also had many, many friends who she gathered along life’s journey, both through her long career as a Medical Laboratory Technician and in her personal life. She especially enjoyed her Bridge friends and all of those she could convince into a quick game of cards over yet another cup of tea. Her friends, in turn, will miss her greatly; Ethel was a true and special friend and for many, for a lifetime.
Ethel is survived by her loving husband of 62 years Norman McNeil; daughter Mary Lynn (Andrew & sons Richard (Sarah) and Robin (Samantha)) Clark; sons Mark (Darlene) and David McNeil; grandchildren Scott (Kathleen ) Clarke, Stephen Clarke, Matthew McNeil, Kristen Clarke, Megan McNeil, Lindsey McNeil and Adam McNeil along with their significant others, siblings; Faye (Hoyt) Golding, Jackie (Louise) Lyons, Maryann (Donnie) Dube, Margaret Rose “Meggy” (Mike) Griffin, Judy (Charlie) Chiasson, Bernice “Bunny” (Dick) Parnell; Jerry (Karen) Lyons, and Danny (Lana) Lyons . Also survived by sister-in-law Sally (Norm) Belong, and brother-in-law Tim McNeil, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Ethel was predeceased by her parents Robin and Bridget, and brothers: Bobby (Shirley) Lyons, David (Wanda) Lyons and Donnie (Jane) Lyons, and Norm’s brother Danny McNeil.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Castle Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Ave. Saint John, N.B. (634-1701). Visitation will be held on Friday March 3rd, 2023, at Castle Funeral Home from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at Castle “Fallsview” Chapel on Saturday, March 4th, 2023, at 11:00 am. Interment will take place at a later date. Donations to Romero House would be appreciated by the family. For those unable to attend the service, the family has provided the opportunity to participate via live stream. To access the livestream, or to make online condolences, please visit www.Castlefh.ca.