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O’NEIL, Lester William


O'Neil, Lester

It is with profound sorrow and much love that the family of Lester O’Neil announce his passing on September 8, 2022.


Lester is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Betty; his son, Shawn (Stacey); and grandson, Mitchell. He is also survived by his sister, Penny-Leigh (Stefan) Thorgrimsson; brother-in-law, Dale (Deborah) Stevens; a niece and several nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his parents.


Before the onset of M.S., Lester was very active, creative, and energetic. He was a farmer and maintenance worker, both occupations that were very multi-faceted. He enjoyed acrylic painting, and especially working with his scroll saw after leaving work.


A private family committal service was held with burial in Smith, AB.


In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lester may be made to the MS Society of Canada.


To express condolences, please go to


Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home

St. Albert Chapel

(780) 458-2222