June 9, 1936 ~ February 1, 2023

It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to a beloved mother and Baba, Elizabeth O’Neill. Elizabeth passed away with her family by her side, in the compassionate care of Pilgrims Hospice, on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at the age of 86 years, after a brief battle with cancer.

Elizabeth was born in Lac La Biche, AB June 9 th , 1936, where she grew up on the farm with her brothers and sisters. She moved to the city of Edmonton as a young woman and not long after met her husband Kevin at the Rainbow Ballroom on New Years Eve. They were married November 24, 1956 and were happily married for 65 years. Elizabeth and Kevin were blessed with three daughters, four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Elizabeth and Kevin spent most of their lives travelling across Canada together, with Kevin working the pipeline and Elizabeth caring for him. They later retired in the community of Redwater.

Elizabeth was known for her love of many things, which included flowers, birds, music, kubasa and of course, a good cup of coffee. She had many hobbies over the years, from sewing to painting, gardening and fishing. Elizabeth had a way of making everyone she met feel seen and heard, in her eyes we were all special.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Shelley and Dee; grandchildren, Candice (Dan), Shauna, Kevin and Owen; great grandchildren, Grayson and Ivy.

Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband, Kevin O’Neill in August 2022; daughter, Colleen Malonik; parents, Mike and Mary Mehedyn; siblings, Metro, Johnny, George, Bill, Sandra, Margret, Jean, Rose, Mary and Ann.

Celebration of Life

Please feel free to join the family in remembering and celebrating Elizabeth’s life on

Thursday, February 9, 2023
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Egremont Community Hall
4904 50 Street
Egremont, AB

Funeral Service

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on

Friday, February 10, 2023
at 12:00pm
St. Charles Catholic Church
17511 112 Street
Edmonton, AB


Elizabeth will be laid to rest following the service at

Holy Cross Cemetery
14611 Mark Messier Trail

Please join the family in gathering at Mr Mikes Steakhouse, 589 Mistatim Way (Mark Messier Trail), Edmonton, following the internment to share stories and celebrate Elizabeth’s life.

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made directly to
Pilgrims Hospice Society