Luella was a switchboard operator for Bell Canada at Lefroy, then later in Toronto. In later years, Luella married widower Harry Brookes, a co-worker. They later returned to the house built by her great-grandparents.
Bill Kell sweetly summarized her life: "Luella was always ready to help anyone in need and was always kind and gentle. She liveth long who liveth well."
Art Jack recalls "I still have the Bible my Sunday School teacher Luella Donnelly gave me at Sunday School in 1948. I had her sign it at the back on her 90th Birthday and now I have it signed on her 100th. How time flies."