Grandfather drowns

“I FELT like I had a jigsaw puzzle heart with pieces missing; now I feel like half has gone.”

As Lyn O’Neill looked at a photo of her husband, Colin, who tragically drowned in the Hawkesbury River last Monday, she described what it felt like to lose the love of her life just 18 months after burying her youngest son, Aiden, who died in a car crash on Terrace Road, North Richmond in 2012.

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Colin O’Neill with son Aidan and grand-daughter Ayana. Colin drowned in the
Hawkesbury River last week, 18 months after Aiden died in a car accident.

Colin O’Neill with son Aidan and grand-daughter Ayana. Colin drowned in the Hawkesbury River last week, 18 months after Aiden died in a car accident.

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