It is with sadness we announce the passing of Brian David Hill, on Friday, December 17th, 2010 with his family by his side. Brian was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Gertrude Hill and his brother, Keith. He will be sadly missed by Donna, his loving wife and best friend of 52 years; four daughters: Lori (Steve), Linda (Barry), Sharon (Bill), Judy (Dale) and “adopted” daughter, Patti (Rich). Brian was a proud Grampa to eleven grandchildren: Jeremy, Joshua, Ryan, Christina, Brittney, Amy, Tyler, Ciara, Megan, Sara, Jayme and “adopted” grandchildren: Brett, Kirk and Kim. Brian’s brother-out-laws, Bill (Yvonne) and Ken (Judy); sister-out-laws: Ruth, Muriel (Bill), Lorna (Ted), and Gail (Mike), will miss his humour. He also leaves behind his cousins: Joan (Dave), Penny (Gord), Doug and Diane and many relatives in England. He will be greatly missed by his companion, Corky.
Brian was born in Vancouver and moved to Prince George. While there for 25 years, he was an active member of the B.P.O. Elks and the Royal Canadian Legion. In his earlier years, he coached women’s softball and played lacrosse, softball, curling, golf and bowling. Many of his years in Prince George he worked as a heavy duty partsman.
Brian later moved to the sunny Okanagan where he spent time in the tourism industry. His favourite time was spent managing Tween Lakes Resort in Oyama and then retiring to Desert Cove, Vernon. He was an active member of the ANAF#5 and the Oyama Royal Canadian Legion.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Brian’s life will be held on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with Allan Dawe officiating. A reception will follow at the ANAF, 2500-46th Avenue, Vernon, BC. In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Brian may do so to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4.