Hubert Roy O'Neill, 96, of Parry Sound, Ontario, passed away peacefully with his daughter Joanne by his side, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Saturday, July 30th, 2022. Hughie rose to Heaven to be reunited with his beautiful lady, Margaret, his wife of 70 years. Hughie was a butcher by trade but his two passions in life were gardening and wood working. He had a leprechaun smile, a twinkle in his eye, and an awesome sense of humour. He liked camping, fishing, and a good “hootenanny” with family and friends
As the last remaining member of the O’Neill clan of Downeyville he was predeceased by his siblings: Joseph, Paul, Marie, Carmella, Gerald, Theresa, Ruth, Parnell, Bernadine, Margaret, Edward, and Roseanne. Hughie’s three children, Dan (Lorie), Joanne Higgins (Tom), and Greg (Debra) will continue to honour Hughie’s life. Loving Papa of: Meagan (Phil), Kailey (Craig) and Ryan; Adam (Elizabeth), Gillian Sahanatien (Sheldon), Jordan (Brittlee) and the late Rachel and Aaron (Jennifer); Darren (Laura), and Tyler. "Papa the Great" of Rachel and Presley; Georgia; Cecilia and Louis; Alex, Luis and Liam. Survived by his sister-in-law Theresa Campbell. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, many relatives, and friends.
A Funeral Mass for Hughie is planned for Thursday, August 4th at 1:30 P.M. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, with a visitation at the Logan Funeral Home (705-746-5855), 81 James Street, Parry Sound, prior to the Mass from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Interment to follow at Sylvan Acres Cemetery.
Hughie’s family is thankful and appreciative of the loving care he received from the medical staff at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, in particular Dr. Witt and the entire Palliative Care Team, and from the Gardens of Parry Sound. A special thank you to Arlene Hicks who provided such loving care to Hughie over the last three years.
Donations would be graciously accepted to the West Parry Sound Health Centre (Cancer Care), and the RACH fund through Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
Prayers and special intentions can be sent to the Logan Funeral Home website.
My wife and I had the opportunity to meet Hubert for a very brief time. What a gentle soul. He shared some stories about the farm he grew up and about a goose that went missing once, and he walked along the fence line and found it had created a nest. Thinking of Hubert's family, take care of each other.
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Hughie's passing. Please accept my prayers and hugs. He was by far one of my favourite Uncles. There was just this easiness being around him, fond memories that's for sure! Rest easy Uncle Hughie!! Xoxo-Lynn Carroll
Our sympathy is with all the O’ Neill family.
Hughie and Marg are re united once more
God bless you all, they have left treasured memories to comfort you.
Chris, Marian Tanner