O’NEILL, William Joseph – following a beautiful Christmas Day with his family, Bill passed away peacefully on December 27th, 2018 at the age of 74. Sadly missed by his loving wife of 51 years, Mary. Proud Father of Charlene (Mark), Jolene (David) and Will (Ciara). A highlight of his life was to embrace the parenting of Gordon (Christine), Lois (Greg), Christine (Rob) and Beth (Craig). Loving Papa of Patrick, Emilie, Gennie (Luke), Nick, Lauren, Liam, Madeline, Mikaela, Matisse, Cole, Ethan, Illi, Cohen and Noah. Great-grand Papa of Deacon and Oakley. Dear brother of Brian (Bernice), Arlene (Dan), Douglas (Angie) and Paul (Barb). He will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Upon leaving home at the age of 17, Bill began his career in Brantford, Ontario with Cockshutt/White Farm Equipment. As an Engineering Technician, he travelled extensively through the Western United States testing Combines. In his mid twenties, Bill returned home to incorporate his acquired knowledge and skills with his entrepreneurial spirit and started his own construction business. Bill continued to operate O’Neill Contracting until his passing. Both construction and farming made up Bill’s life work, while family and faith were his passions. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Stoddart Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 24 Mill St., Lindsay K9V 2L1 (705-324-3205) on Sunday, December 30 from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Luke's Church, Downeyville on Monday, December 31 at 11:00 A.M. Interment to follow at St. Luke's Cemetery, Downeyville. Parish prayers will be offered at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. If desired, memorial donations to the Habitat For Humanity or the St. Luke's Hall- Renovation Fund (please make cheques payable to... K of C-Father Walsh(Downeyville) Council 8911) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be directed to www.stoddartfuneralhome.com
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