Joan Julia (Julie) O’Neill (nee Milner)

Julie passed away peacefully on Friday, February 7th, 2014. Julie was born in Preston, England on July 29, 1919, the third of seven children. Julie grew up in London and joined the women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service at the beginning of the Second World War. She met and married a Canadian Airmen, Frank O’Neill, and came to Canada on a war bride ship in March 1946. Frank and Julie settled in Vancouver where they raised their two children. Julie worked at Woodwards Department Store for thirty years. She moved to the Comox Valley to be closer to family in 1997.

Julie was predeceased by her husband Frank and granddaughter Amity. She is survived and sadly missed by her sister Merigold, children Mike (Jenny & Cathy), Gerri (Barry), niece Rose (Mark), grandchildren Leafe, Willow, Clea, Verona, Conor, Anna, Liam and Hailey, four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private family gathering will take place at a later date.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Cumberland Lodge for the excellent care they have given mom over the past five years.

Not by Eastern windows only

When daylight comes, comes in the light

In front of the sun climbs slow, how slowly

But westward look the land is bright.


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