It is with deep regret and sincere sadness that we announce the passing of Jillian ‘Jill’ Hope O’Connell, a gifted musician, cherished family member, and entrepreneur, on October 20, 2023.
Known for her vibrant spirit and love for the arts, Jill was a talented singer, dancer, and actor also skilled in clarinet, piano, and guitar. Her passion for music shared joyfully with her family and friends, was a testament to her beautiful soul. She was always a beacon of resilience, love, positivity, and empathy.
Jilly will be forever remembered as a remarkable friend, sister, daughter, and aunt. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness, laughter, and an unquenchable passion for music.
Jill’s musical path began in Calgary, rooted in family influences and her father’s love for music. She explored various genres, contributing to choirs, bands, and theatre productions. With a degree in Voice Performance from the University of Calgary, Jill made her mark as a soloist and music educator. Da Capo Voice Studio stands as a testament to her dedication, inspiring future generations with her legacy of passion, talent, and commitment to the art of music.