G7: 1944 Ruby-Anne (Shiels) McNeilly

This page provides details on Elizabeth Ruby-Anne Shiels & Isaac Louis (Mike) McNeilly and their descendants.

  • G7: Elizabeth Ruby-Anne Shiels 1944 & Isaac Louis (Mike) McNeilly
    • G8: Michael Eugene (Mickey) McNeilly 1960 & Rita Gadient
    • G8: Brigid Lee Tracy McNeilly 1961 &  Len Meakin
    • G8: Kathleen Kelly McNeilly 1971 & Patrick Armstrong

G7: Elizabeth Ruby-Anne Shiels 1944 & Mike McNeilly

Elizabeth Ruby-Anne Shiels was born September 25, 1944 in Regina, Saskatchewan. She was the second child of Robert & Leona (Haywayhe) Shiels. Ruby was one year old when the family moved to Selkirk, Manitoba.

Ruby married Isaac Louis (Mike) McNeilly when they were both very young and moved to Winnipeg. Mike has worked in the heating and ventilating business his whole life. He started his own business called Southwood Heating in 1978. Ruby worked with Mike, looking after all the office work and the business accounting.

Southwood Vandale was formed in 1999 and Mike branched out with a new company called South City Enterprises in 2001. While Mike was with Southwood Vandale, Ruby ran her own courier company called Ruby’s Red Wagon. She is now back looking after the books for the new company.

Ruby & Mike worked together to build a cabin at Hillside Beach. They also added on to their house in Winnipeg. Ruby also likes buying and selling antiques. They had three children: Mickey 1960; Brigid 1961 and Kathleen 1971.

G8: Michael Eugene (Mickey) McNeilly 1960 & Rita Gadient

Michael Eugene (Mickey) McNeilly was born November 2, 1960. He was the first child of Mike & Ruby (Shiels) McNeilly. Mickey obtained his masters degree in Electrical Engineering.

He married Rita Gadient on September 10, 1988 in Winnipeg. Rita was born in Minneapolis and was working in Winnipeg as a physiotherapist.

After they were married, they moved to Ottawa where Mickey worked for Nortel, a very large communication company. While in Ottawa, they had three children, Francis Robert born August 23, 1989, Joseph Isaac Harvey born December 7, 1990 and Walter Michael born September 2, 1992.

The family moved to Plano, Texas where Mickey was transferred with Nortel. Mickey left Nortel to work for Seimens in Texas. He is now considering a career change and is back at school studying music.

 

 

G8: Brigid Lee Tracy McNeilly 1961 &  Len Meakin

Brigid Lee Tracy McNeilly was born December 13, 1961 in Winnipeg. She was the second child of Mike & Ruby (Shiels) McNeilly. 

Brigit had a daughter, Mandy McNeilly born November 23, 1979.

Brigid married Leonard Meakin on June 13, 1992 and they had two children, Mackenzie Meakin born Sept 9, 1995 and Kailee Anne Meakin, born July 31, 1998.

Brigit works in the office for the Manitoba Liquor Commission. She also does a lot of craft work and goes to lots of craft sales. Len is an inspector for Manitoba Public Insurance. They have a cottage at Beaver Creek.

 

G8: Kathleen Kelly McNeilly 1971 & Patrick Armstrong

Kathleen & Patrick

Kathleen Kelly McNeilly was born May 7, 1971. She was the third child of Mike & Ruby (Shiels) McNeilly.

Kathleen married Patrick Sean Armstrong on July 31, 1999 and they live in Winnipeg. They worked in a bookstore together before they were married.

Patrick is a gymnastics teacher in Winnipeg and Kathleen works out of a home office. Kathleen also does a lot of painting and other craft work.