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Dorothy Elizabeth (Taylor) O'NeilJune 29, 1931 ~ April 12, 2017 (age 85)
Dorothy Elizabeth O’Neil
On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Douglas Campbell Lodge, with her daughter at her side, Dorothy Elizabeth O’Neil, beloved wife of the late Lewis O’Neil, passed away at the age of 85 years.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel of the Omega Funeral Home on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Viewing will be held prior to the service.
Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery.
Dora was predeceased by her parents Lisgar and Mary Taylor; father and mother-in-law James and Delia O’Neil; one brother David Taylor; 3 sisters: Orpha (Joe) Pilloud, Lloyda McDonald and Molly (Ed) O’Neil; 2 nephews John O’Neil and Ken Bradford; along with numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. Left to mourn Dora are her 4 children: Marian (Rick) Addison, Brian O’Neil, Linda (Mike) Swidnicki and Alvin (Cathy) O’Neil; grandchildren Amanda Addison, Brock (Salena) Addison, Eric and Breanne O’Neil, Melody Titus (Rob), Jordan (Christie) Swidnicki, Tara (Kaylyn) Rae, Elissa (Ian) Quinn, Janelle (Sam) Morgan, Andrew (Lisa) Debruyn, Jamie Debruyn; great grandchildren Brea Addison, Chaz Rogers, Ariahna , Blakley and Barrick Swidnicki, Conor, Leif, and Anastasia Rae, Sampson and Wolfgang Morgan; brother-in-law Martin O’Neil; and many nieces and nephews of all generations.
Dora was born in St. Marks MB June 29 1931. Later on the family moved to the Overhill School District where they farmed for many years. She learned at a young age that hard work was just a part of life, and having a little fun and a laugh was a must.
Dora met the love and friend of her life Lewis O’Neil and married . Moving to their 2nd home in the North Ridge Road District where they resided and raised their family. Dora was a hardworker and a very kind caregiver. She would come to help out any family friend and neighbour at the drop of a hat. Dora also had a very soft spot when it came to many of the animals on the farm. Dora along with the household chores, yard and farm chores, went to work at the Holiday Retreat and moved to work at the Portage General Hospital. Dora’s special pastime were her creative sewing, crocheting, laughing with a good cup of tea and good company. Dora was devoted to her God, family, friends , her church and her bible. Enjoying her family, friends and gatherings were much of the way she spent her life until dementia started to take over.
Rest in Peace Mom. Love you lots, miss you more. You’rein our hearts and forever in our memories. Till we meet again Mom .
In lieu of flowers donations to Douglas Campbell Lodge or to Alzheimers Society.