Passed away peacefully at Huronview Home, Clinton on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Gordon Lyle Hill of Varna in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Ruby (Reid) Hill for 72 years. Loving father of Carol & Francis Hunt of Winthrop, Bev & Shirley Hill of Varna and the late Lynda (2013) & George Smith of Seaforth. Cherished grandfather of Marion Hunt, Sandra Hunt & Jerry Zwep, Mary & Chris Cardno, Jim & Jeannette Hill, Paul & Monica Hill, and great grandfather of Nic and Cole Zwep, Shanna, Kelsey and Madison Cardno, Lucas and Rachel Hill. Dear brother of Marian Gayder and Moe & Denise Hill. Predeceased by his parents Lyle & Kathleen Hill, grandson Brian Hill, great grandson Jacob Zwep and siblings Freda & Edward Moran, James Gayder, Frank & Jean Hill, and Allan & Marion Hill.
Gord spent all but two years of his life in Tuckersmith and Stanley Townships. He played an active role in farm organizations, serving as President of both the Ontario Farmer’s Union and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. He was one of the leading figures in the restructuring of the OFA beginning in 1969. He was an active member of the Varna United Church and subsequently the Brucefield Community United Church. He championed many causes both locally and in his community at large. His passion was fishing and his favourite spot was on the Bayfield River behind their farm. For many years he enjoyed hosting his fishing pals at “The Shack”, a cabin that he built beside the river.
Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Service at the Stanley Community Centre (38572 Mill Rd. Varna, Ontario) on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of Service at 12:00 noon. Reverend Randy Banks and Pastor Elly Dow officiating. Inurnment of cremated remains at Baird’s Cemetery in the spring. Donations to the CNIB or the Canadian Foodgrains Bank would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Arrangements entrusted to the Falconer Funeral Homes, Clinton Chapel. Condolences for the family may be placed at www.falconerfuneralhomes.com