A Mother's Hand
You held our hand mom
And showed us the way
Guided us, taught us
How to love, how to play.
When the world got scary
You settled our fears
Always lending your voice
And wiping our tears.
We can't hold your hand
Now that you're gone
But the love for you in our hearts
Will always shine on.
"Hoppy" Edith Grace Neill of Dauphin passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the age of 91 years.
As per Hoppy's wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place at a later date.
Hoppy was born to Bill & Etta Hopkins on a family farm near Minnedosa and was raised with five other siblings. In September of 1949 she was married to Joe Neill. They then moved to Dauphin which became their permanent home and together raised four children.
Hoppy was a very spirited and independent woman, never afraid to engage in a debate. She was very dignified, conscious of her personal appearance and always stylish in her dress and home decor.
She had a tremendous love for flowers, trees and nature. Her love of her flower gardens was always evident by the way she displayed her home and surroundings. That love also extended to many family pets, which were always a part of Hoppy's life.
Hoppy had many friends and her home was always open, quite often the host of many spontaneous and preplanned gatherings.
Over the years she was actively engaged in curling, golf, bowling, cross country skiing and playing bridge. Hoppy and Joe loved to travel and also enjoyed many fun years at their cabin at Crescent cove as well as the Waterhen. Many memories were made with her children and grandchildren playing card games.
Hoppy was also involved with active groups such as the Lionelles and the Anglican Church Ladies Auxiliary Group.
Hoppy is survived by her children Brian, Barry (Kathy), Jo-Ann (Dennis) and Patrick. She also leaves seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Ada Roman and brother Brian Hopkins.
She was predeceased by her husband Joe, her parents, as well as three siblings.
Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Hoppy may be made to the Parkland Humane Society.
A special thank you goes out to all the staff at the Personal Care Home in Dauphin for all their care and friendship over the years.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of "Hoppy" (Hopkins) Neill, please visit our floral store.
Parkland Humane Society
Box 805, Dauphin MB R7N 3B3