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Nellie R. O'Brien


Nellie R. O'Brien

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Nellie Robertha O'Brien, age 81, of River Hebert, NS. Nellie passed away peacefully on Monday, May 11, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her husband and loving family.

Born in Janvrin Harbour, Cape Breton, NS, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Hazel George.

Nellie was a dedicated wife of over 62 years. She loved her family and was a very caring mother to her children and their families. She especially loved her cat Echo. She always enjoyed listening to country music, and was an amazing cook and baker.

Nellie will be dearly missed by her husband John, River Hebert, NS; children Jacklyn (Trent) Madden, Ontario; Alvin (Nicky), Montreal, PQ, James (Buffy), Montreal, PQ; Barbara Lee (Mark), Moncton, NB and Tammy O'Brien, Amherst, NS; grandchildren Christopher, David, and Dominic; great grandson Camden; siblings Bonnie, Barbara Ann, Percy and Elwin; her closest niece Tracy; as well several other nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her siblings Thorn, Harold, Rose and Francis.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777). Due to COVID-19, Due to Covid-19, a celebration of remembrance will be held at a later date.

Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Nellie's name may do so to the charity of your choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Nellie's online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

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