Lloyd Allan Hill
October 26, 1931 – December 13, 2008
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother, Lloyd Allan Hill. He died peacefully on December 13th, 2008 following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Allan’s greatest love was his family. He is predeceased by his parents Lloyd Allan Hill and Jean Mearns Hill. He is survived by his wife Pat, daughters Jennifer (Graham) and Susan (Enrique), his grandsons, Camden, Spencer and Aidan, and his brother Edward (Marcia).
Allan was born and raised in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He attended Queen’s University, studying Engineering and while still a student, he joined Canadian Pacific Railway as a relief telegraph operator. It was not long before he became a dispatcher, beginning a long and successful railroad career, one that over the years would take him to many stations thoroughout Ontario and then across Canada. His last move brought him to the west coast in 1980, where he settle with his family in South Surrey, eventually retiring from CP as Vice President, Operations and Maintenance, West in 1993.
Our Dad was very gentle, loving and kind, with a wonderful sense of humour, he loved the outdoors, fishing, sailing, golfing and especially loved a good hockey game. Dad appreciated a lot of the little moments in life: the sky at sunset, the songs of the birds and the colours of the flowers in his garden, a simple piece of music, the laughter of his grandsons – the things that in a busy world we sometimes forget to notice. Dad made sure we all took the time to appreciate the quiet everyday beauty around us. We were blessed to have him in our world and we will miss him more than he will ever know.
Our family would like to express our deepest gratitude to the nurses and caregivers at Evergreen Baptist. Their care and compassion was a great comfort to us.
A memorial service to celebrate Allan’s life will be held Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 11.m. at St. Mark’s Church, 12953-20th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Altzheimers’ Society would be appreicated
We love you Daddy