Donetta Neil

Obituary of Donetta Neil



Donetta (Dawe) Neil

February 4th, 1959-Febraury 2nd 2024


In loving memory of Donetta Neil, born and raised in Long Pond, Newfoundland and Labrador, passed peacefully away on Friday, February 2nd, 2024, age 64 years surrounded by her loving family.  Predeceased by her husband Wade Neil, her parents Bryron Dawe and Alice Dawe, and younger brother Herb Dawe.


Donetta was a devoted wife who married Wade Neil in 1978 and together, they built a life on 16 Readers Hill Road, raising their sons Matthew and Zachary.  She was a regular and active member of the Salvation Army Church in Long Pond and spent 23 years of her career working at RBC Bank.

Donetta will be fondly remembered as a caring mother to Matthew and Zachary, and a cherished grandmother to Tatianna, Clarabelle and Ella.  She loved working on the flowers in her garden, traveling, laughing and having fun with her family.


Leaving to mourn are her two sons: Matthew (Tina) and Zachary (Katie). Her grandchildren Tatianna, Clarabelle and Ella.


Donetta will be missed by her siblings: Ruby Kennedy (Edgar), Barbra Wiscombe (Steve), Bryron Dawe (Elizabeth), Cass Anstey (Sheldon), and a loving circle of nieces, nephews, and sister-in-law Jackie Dawe.  


Special thanks to the staff of Pleasant View Towers for taking care of Donetta.


May Donetta’s warmth, love, and the home she built will forever remain in the hearts of those she leaves behind. May she rest in peace.


Visitation in Hickey’s Funeral Home, 570 Conception Bay Highway, Conception Bay South on Tuesday, February 6th, 2024, from 3 – 8 pm.  Funeral service at Salvation Army Church, 331 Conception Bay Highway, Conception Bay South, Wednesday, February 7th at 11 am. To send a message of condolence, please visit  Flowers to be accepted or donations made to the Salvation Army Long Pond Building fund.