Jim O’Neil, a local historian and author, sadly passed away before Christmas. Carol O’Neil writes:
As many of you will already know, Jim passed away very suddenly on 22nd December, having suffered a massive heart attack.
This has obviously been a great shock as he was so looking forward to having more spare time to enjoy his semi-retirement.
Jim’s funeral will be held on Monday 7th January, at 1p.m at Landican Crematorium, family and friends are welcome. Afterwards, at 1.45 p.m there will be a service in celebration of Jim’s life to be held at St Andrews (Hoylake with Meols) URC, Greenwood Road, Meols, Wirral, CH47 6AD. All are welcome, there will be light refreshments served in the church hall after the celebration service.
One of the many projects that Jim undertook over the years was the restoration in 1980 of the old village pump at the corner of Pump Lane in Greasby. Over the years, most of the upkeep had been carried out by Jim who regularly visited the site to keep it spruced up. Of all his projects, Pump Lane was particuarly special to Jim and it is here that his ashes will be scattered (details to follow). Our son, Chris, hopes to be able to carry on with some of the maintenance work in the future. As he currently lives and works in London, this might not always be easy and he has asked that if anyone might be interested in assisting with this (either as an individual or maybe as part of a local history group) that they contact him directly at oneilmedia.co.uk
Thank you for all the messages of support that we have received in recent days, it really does help.
With very best wishes