O'Meara, Daniel ‘Dan’ Francis

O'Meara, Daniel ‘Dan’ Francis

March 1st, 2021

After a short illness, at Victoria Hospital on Monday, March 1, 2021, Daniel Francis O’Meara left us. He will always be remembered by Patricia Marie ‘Trish’ O’Meara; and sons, Jamie and Sean. Dan was the son of Winnifred and Steve O’Meara; and brother of Steve, Jack, Mary Lou, Mike and Pat. Anyone who knew Dan knew of his great love of horses. He was riding them by age three and not many years after, he was training them to do elaborate tricks (not an easy feat!). He would often ride his horse, Tarzan, to class at St. Joseph School on Wilson Avenue in London West. By the age of eleven, Dan was his own boss, running O’Meara Riding Stables on Riverside Drive. As an adult, this entrepreneurial spirit led him to start his own real estate company, and he would become president of the London and St. Thomas Real Estate Board in 1985. He was a country boy at heart, and loved raising horses at the family farm, just north of London, and roughhousing with his many beloved dogs. The farm – where he taught his sons life essentials like knife throwing, stilt walking and the art of slingshot – was the jumping off point for innumerable day trips to Lake Huron, often to the soundtrack of another lifelong favourite of his, Elvis Presley. Dan was truly one of a kind. He was creative, thoughtful, kind and loyal. He was an independent thinker with a profound sense of fairness, who always stuck up for the little guy. He was also a person of great generosity and would give anyone the shirt off his back…or perhaps, even an organ, like he did with typical selflessness when he donated one of his kidneys to save the life of a loved one. He did everything with his signature Dan O’Meara sense of humour, usually with a splash of Irish mischief and a twinkle in his amazingly bright blue eyes. It goes without saying, he will be missed greatly by all of those whose lives he touched. Dan’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr. Chang and his team in the Cardiac Care Unit at Victoria Hospital for their outstanding care. There will be no visitation or service at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate and welcome those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dan, to consider The Salvation Army Centre of Hope (281 Wellington Street, London, ON N6B 2L4). 

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JenniferRest In Beautiful Peace Dan, You will be remembered. Farewell my friend
KatherineSending my condolence to Dan's Family and friends. You be sadly miss Dan, Thank you for the stories you shared with me and the friendly greetings. Fly high "My Friend" fly high.
Tom BowesSo sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to all his family. I knew Dan over the past 10 years or so and I can attest to his generosity and selflessness. He was always a delight to be around and was always cheerful and had that twinkle in his eye.
Allison McGeeMy deepest condolences to Dan’s family, such a sweet soul, will miss his friendly face and kind spirit.
DennyMy sincerest condolences to Dan's family and friends. I had the privilege of getting to know Dan over the past three years. His big smile and comical personality are things I will miss, but will cherish forever. Rest easy "partner" :)
Diana RankDan was one of my favorite people in the Centre of Hope. No matter what was going on in his day, he was always so respectful and polite. It is a sad day indeed to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family. Diana
Heather Elizabeth RoseDan, I will always remember and be touched by your sweet and gentle soul. Deep condolences to your family. Rest peacefully.
Lara-AdeleRest In Peace my friend, you will be missed by many.
Karyn & BradyWe are thinking of you and the many humorous stories we have heard you tell of your Dad over the years.
Mat JolyMy deepest condolences to my good friend Jamie and the entire O'meara Family. May your Father rest in peace.
Jane O'MearaMy condolences dan was great man he will missed
Caitlyn O'MearaDeepest Condolences to his loved ones
Bill & Patricia (O'Meara) TruesdaleSincere sympathy.
Rebekah Gray Rest in peace partner Friend you will be missed around the centre of hope. Rest in peace partner <3
LindsayCheers, to you a warm friend you will be missed. you were cherished by any one who met you and knew your by your great charm. “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”
Brian ToddSending love and deepest condolences to the family, on this loss. May you all find peace as your loved one rests in peace!
Laura DuttonDear Trish, Jamie and Sean: Please accept our Sincere Condolences in the passing of Dan. May your treasured memories sustain you thru this difficult time. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Laura Dutton and girls.
Laura DuttonDear Trish, Jamie and Sean: Please accept our Sincere Condolences in the passing of Dan. May your treasured memories sustain you thru this difficult time. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Laura Dutton and girls.
Barb and WayneCondolences to all. May he Rest In Peace.
Robert LeclaireMy deepest condolences to all the O'Mearas. Over the years I have been regaled with the multitude of adventures of Dan and truly thought that he may very well outlast all of us. My thoughts are with all of you.
Ken HardyMy condolences to the family. Dan was a very good neighbor and we already miss him. Whenever I hear the song Danny Boy I will think of you.
Rebecca WaughDan was always a bright light, when he stopped in at Unity Project to see us, he was a pleasant fellow, with a kind heart. I will always remember his baby blue eyes, and that ever lasting smile. Rest in Power my friend, condolences to his family. He was truly loved by many.
Gavan FitzsimonsMy thoughts go out to the entire O’Meara family. Mr O’Meara played a key role in many of my favorite childhood memories. He taught me to ride a horse, shoot a gun, and helped us to clean and cook an unfortunate rabbit. When I’ve taught some of those skills to my own kids, I always remember Mr. O’Meara’s kindness and patience. He won’t be forgotten.
MarieOur deepest sympathy to Jamie, Sean and Pat. Dan was a lovely person. Marie and Tom Fitzsimons
Paul and Nancy MongerNancy and I were saddened to here of Dan's passing. We met Dan when he purchased property across from ours on Michael Court near Lake Huron. Our condolences to all of the I'm Meara family.
Cam MckinnonOur love to the O'Meara. Thinking of you during this sad time. love Cam
Maureen (O’Meara) Matthews and familyTrish, Jamie and Sean so very sad to hear of your loss. Uncle Dan touched a lot of lives judging from all the messages. I will always remember his twinkling eyes and teasing ways. He was a wonderful uncle.
holly & StephWe are so very sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and hearts and shall remain there.
Deana My condolences to Dan's family, friends and loved ones. Dan will be missed, but not forgotten. His joyful "hello partner" and "hello friend" greetings will never be forgotten. What a lovely tribute to Dan. I never knew of his love for horses- I wish I did, I would have loved to hear all about them. The photo is lovely. Rest now, Dan.
KathyAyersDear Pat, so sorry to hear about Dan. Please accept my condolences to the family. I often think of you when I drive the #7. We had such fun years boarding the horse with you and riding all those trails. Thinking of you, God Bless you and your family.
Alissa (Maynard) StewartLove to all of the grieving and deepest condolences. I have many fond memories of Dan and his twinkly eyes and feel grateful for the time I spent with the O'Meara family during those formative teen years. Dan was always very kind and accepting of me and I know how much he loved his family. When I close my eyes I can see him on his farm, walking outside towards the barn and the horses. Extra love to you Jamie, Sean and Pat.
Kathy (Murphy) AndersonSo sorry to hear of Danny's passing. He was a kind, fun loving friend & cousin. He will be missed. Our thoughts & prayers go out to his family.
Frank BollerOur condolences to you and your family Sean. My wife and I have you in our prayers.
Lorraine & Chuck BallWe are so sorry to learn of Dan's passing. Days when we were in the barn out at the farm are amongst my happiest memories. Dan greeted everyone with "Hello my friend" and he is certainly missed. It is so sad to have to say "Goodbye my friend". Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Donald&Beatrice Grinton Our sincerest condolences to Pat and family for loss of sweet Dan. He truly was the most generous and kind man we have ever known. Thank you Dan and Pat. May he rest in the arms of our Lord 🙏🏻
Paul de TourreilMy deepest condolences on your loss. I was not lucky enough to meet Mr O’Meara, but I hold his son Jamie in high esteem, and if the saying about the apple not falling from the tree holds any credence, I am certain that a truly fine person has passed. I send my warmest wishes to the bereaved at this most difficult of times. ❤️🙏🏽
Joseph Ste-MarieMy condolences Jamie to you and your entire family.
Tim and DaniellOur deepest condolences to the O'Meara family. Thinking about you all during this time.
Janice MooreMy sincere condolences to the O'Meara family. Dan was a great guy.
Joanne ByrickPlease accept my condolences. I remember Dan and his stable. My Dad Joe Henry took me many times to his stable. Rest easy gentle soul!
Patrick (Joe) O'MearaPatsy, Jamie and Sean, I was sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I remember when I was young, and in the hospital, he always made a point of visiting every week or two. On behalf of myself and my brothers (Chris/Isabelle, and Shane and his daughter) our sincere condolences. R.I.P. Danny!
DianneSome people walk into your life and leave a foot print on your heart. Dan was that person. He was a kind and giving soul. Rest In Peace Dan.
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