Celebrating Helen O’Neill


An online celebration of the life of Helen O’Neill will be held on Saturday January 9 at 2pm.

The link to attend the celebration on YouTube can be found here, or by pasting this link into your browser: https://youtu.be/eY6n5KXbC8o

If you are having trouble accessing the video on YouTube, it is also scheduled as a Facebook Premiere at www.facebook.com/clarksonvillagechurch

If you are unable to access through YouTube or Facebook, the service is also available on Vimeo by clicking this link: https://vimeo.com/498428924/ddc56e3a44


The details to participate in the Zoom call following the service are as follows:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/3371182394

Meeting ID: 337 118 2394



It is with mixture of sadness and thankfulness that the family of Helen O’Neill announces her passing, on Wednesday December 30th, at the age of 83, after contracting COVID-19.

Helen was the devoted wife of Jim O’Neill, and the proud mom of Craig (Laura) and Gary (Lynn). She was a loving grandma to Katie (Calvin), Jeff, Sophie, Isaac, Abby and Zoe, and great Grandma to Noah and Charlie.

She was predeceased by her husband Jim and sister Ginny, both of whom she missed dearly.

Helen will always be remembered for her strong Christian faith. Up to her last days she took great comfort in her Lord and Saviour Jesus. Even with Alzheimer’s disease stealing many of her memories she was still able to recite scriptures and songs that shaped her life.

Mom, Grandma, Helen, Mrs. O, had an impact on many lives. So many people have stories of her encouraging words, the help she provided and the difference her care made for them. She was a shining example of how to how to ‘Love your Neighbour’. She will be missed greatly.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Walden Circle Retirement Residence for their care of her over the last few years.

An online service to celebrate Helen’s life and give glory to God will be held on Saturday January 9th at 2:00pm.

Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or Kerr Street Mission in memory of Helen would be appreciated by the family.