O'Neil, Linda Maureen

O'Neil, Linda Maureen

October 8th, 2018

Peacefully and surrounded by family at Victoria Hospital, on Monday, October 8, 2018, in her 61st year. Beloved wife of Dr. Paul G. J. Vezina, and dear mother of Dr. Grant C. Vezina. Loving sister of Diane (Ron) Bender, Steven O’Neil and Janet (Phil) Wallace, and sister-in-law of Marillian (Ray) MacDougall. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Gerald O’Neil (1988) and Gladys Irene O’Neil (Thomson) (2012), and by brother Ralph O’Neil (1986). Linda was passionate about the field of dentistry, practicing as an expanded duty dental hygienist throughout her adult life and achieving an esteemed education in the field, including a Certificate of Expanded Duty Dental Hygiene from George Brown College, a Dental Hygiene Certificate from Algonquin College, and a Certificate of Dental Assisting from Fanshawe College. She also achieved a Certificate in Nutrition from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She worked tirelessly to promote cancer awareness in her practice and through Wellspring London. Linda was a deeply spiritual soul of the Anglican Communion, earning a lay Certificate in Theology from Huron University College in 2008. She was an active member on the Board of St. George’s Anglican church, and an avid participant in the Port Franks Anglican community. A very special thank you to Dr. Mark Vincent, Dr. Dalilah Fortin, the caring staff at Victoria Hospital, and all others involved in her treatment. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., and on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Interment at Birr Anglican Cemetery on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Linda are asked to consider Wellspring London and Region, the Canadian Cancer Society, St. George’s-on-the-Wye Anglican Church, or St. Anne’s Anglican Church – Port Franks. 

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Book of Condolences

Sharon & Paul WardSo sorry for your loss ~~ she was still a young woman.
Jeanne Coutureshe was a very special lady that I met through wellspring. she will be sadly missed by myself and everyone in Bunty's bunch. she was an inspiration to us all.
shiela sunstrumShe taught me dignity, the power of believing and became a good reliable trustworthy friend I will miss the Bible Study and her knowledge of Christ and miss her terribly . God Bless you L inda
JulieThe ladies group of Women enjoying loving life send our condolences to Lindas family..We had alot of good times with her and many fond memories were shared.. We will miss her ..
Lori BonnSo sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She will be missed my many in the dental industry.
Elizabeth MayburyDeepest sympathies to Dr. Paul and Grant, as well as Linda's close and beloved family. Linda shared a warm and welcoming light of hope and peace with her beautiful smile.
Cathy Slegers-MartinMarillian, So sorry to read about the passing of your sister-in-law. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories bring you peace. Cathy
Bill and Sandy CaldwellDear Paul and Grant We're so sorry for you loss. We remember Linda as a young woman just beginning her career as a dental hygienist. She always greeted us warmly and took a sincere and personal interest in our lives and the lives of our children. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Dawn Elson (Arrand)My deepest sympathies to Linda's family. Linda loved going to and being involved with the Arrand Reunion every year. This past year she even made it for about an hour or so, even with her being ill. Linda always had a smile on her face, even through all of the cancer bouts she endured. She was a fighter who loved life to its fullest. Over the past few years, I had started to get closer to Linda, and was so blessed to be able to call Linda not only my cousin but a friend. Rest in peace sweet Linda. Heaven is lucky to have you, soar with the Angels. Dawn
Darryl ArrandSo sorry to hear about our beloved Linda O'Neill passing...she will be greatly missed and mourned...she was the lifeblood of family and friends...she was the glue of our great family and legacy...she will be missed and remembered...forever..in our hearts...thoughts and minutes..for all family and friends ..from all the Arrand connections..we take a moment and remember this beautiful spirit and lady...please take a moment from your busy life...and say a word...for her..for all Arrands moving forward...i know she would welcome it...with arms wide open....
carolyn dennis (friend of Linda and Marillian)My sincere heartfelt condolences to Linda's family. She was so kind and caring and always greeting everyone her smile. She loved life and enjoyed everything. May the Peace of Christ fill your hearts knowing that Linda has entered her eternal home. We shall meet again Linda. God Bless and keep you near.
David AldredDear Paul and Grant. Please accept my condolences. I will remember Linda's warm conversation in the office fondly.
Jan AzotiniDear Paul and Grant, Linda was such a caring, loving person. So sorry for your loss. I will always remember all the good laughs we had in your clinic for almost 40 years. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Jan
Betty DietrichI was so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and I wish all of her family much strength and courage at this difficult time.
Susan PeavoyDear Paul and Grant. It was so very sad to hear about Linda's passing. She has looked after my family for so many years in the dentistry field. Please accept my deepest condolences, she will be missed and remembered.
Keith Nethery Linda was always such a shining spirit! She battled courageously, and with a deep compassionate faith. My life is richer for having know her. To Paul, Grant and the ONeil family, my deepest condolences. May she rest in peace and rise in glory!
Donald AldredPlease accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. I will always remember her and the many conversations we had while I was in her chair.Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. I will always remember trying to talk to Linda while I was in her chair, and then both of us laughing about it after.
Grace JohnssonMay the comfort of family and friends give you strength for today and the days to come. Linda was very special and had a welcoming smile. She cared about her family and her faith was very real to her. I will miss seeing her when I traveled up to Canada to see my Mom. Let the good times be remembered.
Pat Redman Our sincere condolences to all the family at this sad time. Linda will be sorely missed atSt. George's in Thorndale.we will miss her beautiful smile . Pat and family!
Candas WhitlockI am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. I didn't know Linda very well. I met her through Wellspring and the Bosom Buddies group. I witnessed her true grit for living her best life. She was an inspiration to us all and her gracious ways of being and happy smile will be missed.
Kelly ONeil Can not say enough quality things about Linda! One of the very few extended family members that new all of mysel and 10 siblings name ! Thoughts go out to the whole family Uncle Gerald and Aunt Gladys should be proud of there fine family
Wayne Forbes, Sandra & Cheryl MorrisonDear Vezina and O’Neil families. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Linda was such an amazing person. Her incredible spirit will live on in memories. Please take comfort knowing how much she touched our lives. She always had a warm greeting and a great sense of humour. You will always have Linda in your heart and hold on to the amazing times you had together. Wayne Forbes and Sandra & Cheryl Morrison.
Rosemarie NobleDear Paul and Grant, I was so saddened to hear of Linda's passing. I know no words can be enough at this time, but I hope you are given the ability to bear the unbearable, and that you may find comfort in the love and good wishes of your friends and family. My deepest sympathies. Rosemarie Noble
Joan ( O'Neil ) CarsonI am sorry to hear about the loss of Linda. Words just cannot express my sadness. I remember all the family get togethers we enjoyed at Ipperwash and Port Franks while we were growing up as cousins. Her loving and kind personality will be missed. I pray that the love of family and friends will give you strength in the days ahead. "When you lose someone you love, You gain an angel you know." My heart is with you.
Cathy and Bruce CornishPaul and Family We were saddened to hear of Linda's passing. She had such a contageous smile, loved chatting with her. Linda was a lovely person. Please except our condolences in this difficult time. Cathy and Bruce Cornish
Stephaie Dubois, Robert Stodilka & Alex ThomasPaul, Grant and family: We are saddened to hear about the loss of Linda. We were all blessed to have been touched by Linda's positive attitude toward life. Warm thoughts to you during this time.
Dr. Arthur WorthDear Paul and Family, I was so saddened to hear of Linda's passing when I arrived at Faculty this past Thursday, it broke my heart! I spoke to her last at Grant's graduation. I sensed her great pride in Grant's accomplishment, and rightfully so, but as I recall, she spoke with great humility and kindness, as was her way. She was an Angel indeed! Perhaps the Lord always recognized that about her and needed her more than us? Please accept my most sincere condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers, of course, during this most difficult of times. Remember she will always be there to listen and yes to answer, you just have to ask! Peace and Love be with you Both. Art
Todd CornishMy deepest condolences to the family and loved ones during this difficult time. May Linda now rest peacefully. Sincerly The Cornish/Russo Family.
Danny RussoPaul and Grant and family. The Russo family is very sorry for your loss. Linda was a great person, dedicated wife and mother and a fabulous dental hygienist. She will be greatly missed by all the lives that she touched over the years. Please accept our sincerest condolences during this very difficult time in your lives. Our prayers go out to you. Danny Russo and family.
Stew and Cathy MetcalfDear Paul, Grant and Family. So sorry to hear about Linda. Our thoughts are with you. Take care From Stew and Cathy
Barb ElliottPaul and Grant, I am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. I have so many happy memories of her bright smile and our chats when I came into the office. Linda was a very strong and inspiring woman. Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Rekha, Mohan, Neha, Rucha KhandekarOur deepest condolences to Dr. Vezina, Dr. Grant and family. We have known Linda since 1986 and every time we came to the clinic, it felt like we were visiting with a friend. Rekha and Linda always had a lot to talk about. We admired her dedication to her profession and are in awe her other accomplishments and contributions to the London community. We will miss her smile, her caring nature and courageous attitude.
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