In Celebration of

Luella Marian Orr (Neely)

June 18, 1943 -  December 9, 2018

With deep sadness the family announces the passing of our beautiful mother and grandmother, Luella Marian Orr, on December 9, 2018 at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario at the age of 75 years. Born in Fort William, Ontario on June 18, 1943 to Douglas and Mary Neely, Luella was predeceased by her parents and her beloved son Michael. Luella was the adored wife of Winston Glen Orr, Q.C. for 51 years and was elated to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip to their ancestral home in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland in July 2017. Luella will be forever missed by her daughters Carolyn (Andrew) and Colleen. Luella was a devoted grandmother to her four grandsons who brought her great joy every time she saw them, Aidan, William, Logan and Carter. Luella was a wonderful sister to George (Joan), Ian (Patricia), and sister-in-law to Pauline (Ronald, deceased) and loving aunt to Larry (Jill), Brian (Janice), Paula (Chuck), Pamela, Tamara (Teddy) and Gregory (Kara). After earning her RN from McKellar General Hospital in Fort William, Ontario and BNSc from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Luella acquired her MEd from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, and taught nursing at Seneca College in Toronto and King City for over thirty years, an occupation that she very much enjoyed. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel at 4933 Dundas St. West (between Kipling and Islington Aves.,) Etobicoke, on Wednesday, December 12 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Service to be held at Renforth Baptist Church, 627 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Etobicoke at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 13. Private family interment to be held in the spring of 2019 at Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur, Ontario. Luella cared for many treasured family pets during her lifetime and waged a courageous battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Luella’s memory to the Ontario SPCA or the Canadian Cancer Society.


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Joanne Lozinski (Friend of family)

Entered December 10, 2018 from Mississauga

My deepest condolences to Colleen and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Carol Byers (Former nursing classmate at Queens university)

Entered December 11, 2018 from Picton ON

So sorry to hear of Luella's passing. I have fond memories of our time together at Queens.
Sincere condolences,
Richard and Carol

Karen Gibson (Cousin)

Entered December 11, 2018

To the Orr Family
Our sincere condolences.

Carol & Karen Gibson

Garry L Gibson (First cousin)

Entered December 11, 2018 from Niagara Falls On.

She will be missed

Marcia Miller (Professor)

Entered December 11, 2018 from Seneca College (King Campus

Just yesterday, (December 10) I reminisce on how blue Luella's eyes were when I first met her in early September 2018. RIP. The academia world has lost a giant.

Marcia Miller (Dr. c).


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