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Date of Passing: May 16, 2012

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CHARLES HERBERT HILL Peacefully on May 16, 2012 at the Deer Lodge Centre, Charles Hill passed away at the age of 94 years. Charles is survived by his wife Olive Hill, his son Murray Hill and wife Mindy Moss. Charles was born October 8, 1917. He grew up in Langruth, Manitoba. He signed on with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and was captured in the Dieppe Raid and spent the last years of the Second World War in a German Prisoner of War camp. Upon returning home he started working at Canada Malting and met his wife Olive; they were married March 9, 1949. They had a daughter Elaine and a son Murray. Tragically Elaine lost a battle with brain cancer and passed away at four years old. When growing up, Charles had to leave school early to work the family farm. Although his education was minimal when he returned home from the war he found work that he had great skill for as working with his hands was what he knew. He chose to advance himself as a Stationary Power Engineer which required considerable effort to learn on his own the necessary math skills. He enjoyed a long career at the Winnipeg Clinic Retiring with over 20 years of service. Charles was a wonderful husband and father. He worked hard for his family and provided a great life for them. He was generous and very giving. His personal passion was his woodworking shop in his basement. No project was too big or small and over the years he became a skilled craftsman. Much of the incredible furniture he built is around today and will be for many years to come. His can do and don't quit till it's fixed attitude and his strong independent will to do it himself are the reasons he lived such a long and good life. Anyone who ever got to know Charles very quickly had a nice thing to say about Charlie ; we will never know how many people he helped and influenced. In keeping with his wishes a private graveside service was held at Brookside Cemetery, where Charles was laid to rest with his Daughter Elaine. Honesty and Truthfulness are only words.but in Charles Hill, those words came to life Funeral Home 774-7474 Condolences:
Publish Date: May 26, 2012

CHARLES HERBERT HILL Charles Hill beloved husband of Olive, passed away on May 16, 2012 at the Deer Lodge Centre at the age of 94 years. A private family service will take place and a full obituary will follow. Funeral Home and Crematorium 843 Sherbrook Street, 774-7474
Publish Date: May 26, 2012

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 26, 2012

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • charles lived with my parents when he returned from the war, and only in the last few years i had talked to him on the phone. the last time we talked, he told me he would be moving. he was so full of stories which i couldn't get him to tell me when he lived in our house. wish i had been able to talk to him before he passed on. his mom was my mom's sister who brought my mom to canada and i thank the family for that. my condolances to charles and olives family. - Posted by: geraldine bates nee sheard (cousin) on: Nov 09, 2012

  • My Deepest Sympathy Murray Now I know one of the reasons why you are so capable Best regards Don and Cristen - Posted by: Don Parks (Friend of Murray) on: May 26, 2012

  • Mr Hill was such a delight to see at our clinic- I have great memories of all the stories he told me! I am sorry to hear of his passing. Rest in Peace - Posted by: Julie Enns (dental hygienist) on: May 22, 2012

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