Hillis, Del

Hillis, Del

October 22nd, 2019

Passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family, at University Hospital, on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of 70 years to Velma (née Wilson). Dear father of Donna Acres (Richard) and Doug (Marjory). Loving Grandpa of Charlene, Paul (Vicki) and Susan. Also loved by his six great-grandchildren, his sister-in-law Anne McRoberts, and his brother-in-law Ken Wilson (Helen).  Born near Wiarton, Ontario to the late Mark and Lila Hillis. Predeceased by his brothers, Wilbert (Francis), Lorne (Marion), Lloyd (Alice), Stan (Ruby), Allen (Cecile), and sisters, Phoebe Patterson (John), Leta Jane, Doreen Copper (William), and Audrey Kirby (Lester). Del was a longtime employee of 36 years with the PUC, and was a proud CUPE member. He was a member of Orange Lodge Hackett #805 and the Royal Black Knights Preceptors #346 for over 35 years. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday from 2:00 ~ 4:00 and 7:00 ~ 9:00 p.m., with an Orange Order memorial service under the auspices of Hackett Lodge #805 being conducted at 6:30 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Siloam Cemetery. Donations to Dundas Street Centre United Church or a charity of your choice in memory of Del would be appreciated by the family. 

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Cynthia DowdenSending huge hugs to everyone. Del was an amazing person and has left his mark in this world! Cynthia Dowden (Shoebottom)
Brian CrossDear Hillis family members and friends;My family would like to send our truly heartfelt condolences to your family on the very recent passing of a true wonderful citizen and friend to one and all his legion of friends far and wide in Canada and beyond its borders whever they may reside now okay.we lived in Sarnia,Ontario from june 1958-June 1965,as my dad was employed by Dixon van Lines,the allied agent for household and commercial moves of families in the business per se,that is where we all met Sysan while attending Queen Elizabet public school in Coronation Park way back so many years ago it seemsnow.What a great person you and your family members were to all of us thanks for being true and wonderful friends to this very day okay.To bring you up to date with our family members,my sister Brenda is still a nurse for Tridel in Toronto these days as a nuring home coordinator for that firm.She is married to Douglas Martin an artist and they live in Scarborough,Ontario,while my youngest sister Darlene lives here in London,Ontario with her highschool main man harry TenHaaf and they have three kids ,Ashley,Rochelle,and Derek all doing well these days.,and my mom and I okay.May May you all look forward to better times ahead in the future in all your chosen career paths and lives we trust.Yours Sincerely;Brian and Mary cross,Harry and Darlene TenHaaf and family London,ontario,Brenda and Doug Martin,Scarborough,Ontario.
Diane HillisI have so many memories of my wonderful Uncle Del, and especially I remember this one time when we stayed over night and he played with us children and was making us laugh. He had this incredible ability to really engage people and show interest in what they were saying. He and Velma, and the whole family were always so kind to me. He will really be missed by his friends and family. I will never forget him. Diane Hillis Barrie Ontario
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