O’NEILL, Julia Sheila


Who passed away on Monday, September 11th, 2017, in her 80th year.  Beloved wife of Dermot, married 57 years.  Pre-deceased by her son Rory.  Fondly remembered by her sons Sean, Dermot, Frank and Brian and spouses Caroline and Trish.  Beloved grandmother to Rachael, Jennifer, Shannon, Anna, Meghan, Ryan, Michael, Madison, Katie, Audrey, Izzy, Maeve, Brady and Darci and great grandmother to Annika, Enzo, Halem, Rylie, Eoghan and Declan. Pre-deceased by her sisters Cait and Bina, and her parents Timothy and Abina Foley. Adored Sister of Sean, Mary, Pat, Bridie, Joan and Margaret. Sadly missed by her many friends in Canada and Ireland. Visitation will take place at Paul O’Connor Funeral Home at 1939 Lawrence Ave. East from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm on Thursday September 14th. Funeral Mass on Friday, September 15th at 11 am in Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church, 1737 Lawrence Ave. East, Scarborough, burial to follow at Pine Hills Cemetery, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough. In lieu of flowers donations to Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation.

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13 thoughts on “O’NEILL, Julia Sheila

  1. What a great pleasure to have known Sheila at our Seniors Club.Such a gentle woman always willing to give a helping hand and a listening ear.May she rest in peace.

    —Aidan Scannell, -
  2. To Dermot and Family
    On behalf of Mary-Ruth and I and my brothers in Ireland, our hearts go out to you at this sad time of the passing of your beloved Sheila. I’ll always remember her for her warmth and making me feel welcome when I arrived in Canada many years ago. I’ll remember too, her always happy smiling face. She always had time for people and will be remembered and missed by so many.

    —Michael Flood, Rothesay, N.B. (formerly Markham, ON) -
  3. Brian (and family) – we our very sorry and saddened to hear of the passing of your mother, and send our deepest of sympathies

    —Ivo and Laura Coia, Niagara Falls -
  4. What can I say Sheila…from the first time I heard about brother Dermot coming to my house to tell me about his new girlfriend “You should see her, she is so pretty, and she has naturally curly hair” And needless to say it was the happiest day of my brother’s life when Sheila became his wife! From then on they have never been apart! I can only guess at the grief Dermot and her sons Sean, Dermot, Frank and Brian are going through at this very sad time. I firmly believe that Sheila and Rory (who was there to greet her) are with us in spirit.
    Treasa (your sister-in-law who loved you!)

    —Teresa Duane (new O'Neill), Peterborough O -
  5. Dearest Auntie Sheila: If I had been more wise when I visited you in hospital last week I would have told you how important you had been in my life growing up…visiting me in hospital when I was a child and/or coming by our house when I was a child to clean the kitchen sink (I loved when you did that!) Also dropping off a box of chocolates or biscuits at Christmas for the family to share! Unfortunately, I was not so wise and did not share this with you! Always thoughtful in a quiet unassuming way…that was you and I will miss you! Love, sheilagh

    —Sheilagh Duane de Leon, Peterborough -
  6. We are very sorry you have lost your wonderful Sheila. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Katie & Bernie Bernier,

    —Katie & Bernie Bernier, #608 Causeway Village, So. Pasadena, FL -
  7. I will never forget her. She was always there to talk to and give good advice. I’ll miss the good times and laughs we had.

    —Marion Duane, Belleville -
  8. Dear Frank, Brian and family. Our thoughts are with you as you celebrate the life of your mom. May the good memories help you in this time. Love Brent Erica Elle and Aubrey

    —Brent Mckenzie, London -
  9. Dermot AND family – So sorry to hear of your loss – time heals they say – but it takes lots of it.

    —Edythe {Bunny) Brinkworth, Ajax -
  10. Brian, i am so sorry for your loss. No matter what age you are, your mother is at the very core of your being, and that loss is so large. Please take care of yourself, and know that I am thinking of you and yours.

    —Mary Picard, St. Catharines -
  11. I so enjoyed working with Sheila through the Emerald Isle Seniors Centre this past year. What a warm presence she had; always welcoming when I visited. Dermot and family, your friends in the Toronto Irish Community are thinking of you.

    Cathy Murphy: Executive Director–Irish Canadian Immigration Centre

    —Cathy Murphy, Toronto -
  12. Since I learned of Sheila’s passing, I find myself thinking of you and your family and how much we will all miss her. I am comforted because I am one of the lucky ones whose life was touched by her friendship. I feel her loss deeply.
    My deepest sympathy to the family.

    —Rita Maguire, Dundas, Ontario -
  13. I am deeply saddened by the news of Sheila’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    —Mitchell Brinkworth, Scarborough -