O’NEILL, Ada Evelyn (nee Purdy)
August, 22, 1918 – Bobcaygeon, Ontario
May, 19, 2014 – Airdrie, Alberta
Ada Evelyn O’Neill passed away on Monday, May 19 at the age of 95 years. Ada was born and raised in Bobcaygeon, Ontario where she married the love of her life Maxwell O’Neill on May 31, 1941.
In the early 50’s the family moved to Toronto and Ada became very involved in the church and community. After a few years she began a career working as a bookbinder and member of the Graphics Communications Union. She enjoyed her job and stayed with it for over 20 years. Upon retiring in 1983 she decided to return to her home town and built a new home on a property that she loved. So began the next 28 years of her life tending to her lawns and gardens on a daily basis. She certainly loved gardening and looking after her plants, adding new ones every year. She was an avid knitter and was great at crocheting and quilting. Ada re-established her interests in the church and as a volunteer in the community until she gave up driving when she was 90 years old. In 2012 Ada decided to relocate closer to her daughter in Alberta as her sight was diminishing and she was finding it difficult to keep up her home and property. She moved in June of 2012 to Airdrie, Alberta and immediately began making new friends. Ada became a much loved member of the retirement community and her sense of humor kept everyone laughing.
Ada will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Maxine (Dave) Hutt; daughter-in-law Jean O’Neill (Jim); six grandsons Scott (Andrea), Jason (Tammy), Brian (Christina), Jeffrey (Laurie), Dalton (Victoria), Michael (Thera) and ten great-grand children; as well her sister Dudy McCullum (Mac); her brother Ralph Purdy (Janet) and many nieces and nephews.
Ada was predeceased by her loving husband Max O’Neill; her son Jim; a son-in-law David Hutt; her sister Ruby; her two brothers Bill and Doug and her parents Roy and Florence Purdy.
Ada was an extremely loving and caring lady and will be greatly missed by all.
In living memory of Ada O’Neill, a tree will be planted atFish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS &
HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES,Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB. Telephone: (403) 948 1100
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