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Queen’s remembers former Board of Trustees Vice-Chair Thomas O’Neill

The Queen’s community is remembering former member of the Board of Trustees Thomas O’Neill (Com’67, LLD’05) who died on Friday, April 3. He was 75.

Thomas WilsonO’Neill was passionate about Queen’s University and served on the Queen’s University Board of Trustees from 1995-2008 and was vice-chair from 2000-2008.

Other positions he held at the university were Chair of the Advancement Committee, Chair of the Campaign for the Queen’s Centre, and Chair of the Queen's Centre Cabinet. He then became a member of the Advisory Council of the Smith School of Business.

“I wish to convey my deepest sympathies to Tom's wife, Susan, and their family,” says Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane. “He will be sorely missed and we at Queen's are immensely grateful for the many ways he contributed to his alma mater during his lifetime.”

Away from the university O’Neill had an illustrious career, serving as Board Chair for Bank of Nova Scotia between 2014 and 2019, after initially joining the board in 2008. During his career O'Neill also served as Chief Executive Officer and Chair of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, Chair of BCE Inc., and was a director of Loblaw Companies Limited, Nexen Inc., and Adecco, S.A.

A Celebration of Life is planned in the fall.

A family obituary is available online.