Obituary of Theresa Helen Neil
It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Theresa Helen Neil, who passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Saint John Regional Hospital on October 23, 2022 with family by her side.
Born in Glengarnock, Scotland on April 4, 1946 to Edward and Sarah O’Reilly, she was a nurturing and protective older sister to Annette, John, and Hugh.
Theresa married in Scotland on July 22, 1967 to her high school sweetheart, Bob Neil. They immigrated to Canada shortly thereafter where they raised their three children, Sharon, Steven, and Siobhan.
Theresa and Bob lived in many places within Canada, but always maintained a love of the Maritimes, and Saint Andrews in particular.
Whether she was punching out bullies on the playground for her younger siblings, or getting the dancefloor started at her children’s New Years Eve parties, there are a plethora of stories that speak to her spunky and fun-loving character. Theresa had a sly wit and no-nonsense attitude. She was always the life of the party and had a knack of making everyone feel welcomed.
She was a loving and supportive wife to Bob Neil, a caring and devoted mother to Sharon (Dustin), Steven (Giselle), and Siobhan (Ravi), and an adoring grandmother to Lauren, Ciara, Gregor, and Grace. Apart from her family, she loved nothing more than a good book and a large glass of wine.
Theresa will be missed by many.
The family will receive friends at Humphrey’s Funeral Home, 20 Marks St., St. Stephen, N.B. on October 27, 2022 between 5-7pm.
A private internment will take place on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 11am where she will be laid to rest in the Saint Andrews Rural Cemetery.
To make on line condolences to the family or donations please visit www.humphreysfh.com
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