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Born: Jul 17, 1940

Date of Passing: Jan 16, 2020

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It is with great sadness, that the family
announces the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Dorothy Edith Hill (nee
Cargill), on January 16, 2020, at St. Boniface Hospital with family at her side.
She will be forever missed and forever
remembered by Robert, her loving husband of 57 years, son David (Brenda), daughter Donna, grandson Aaron, granddaughter
Amber (Kingsley), great-grandson Connor and great-granddaughter Jainna.
Dorothy was born in Portage La Prairie on July 17, 1940. Her parents, James and Alice Cargill, moved the family to Winnipeg when Dorothy was two years old. Dorothy grew up in St. James, graduating from St. James
Collegiate. After marrying Robert in 1963, Dorothy became a military wife, and over the years, had to move homes to Trenton, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta, before being
transferred back to Winnipeg and eventually to Portage La Prairie.
In addition to being a wife and mother,
Dorothy worked in many roles over the years, including as a teacher's aide, a real estate agent, and a provincial civil servant in the Women's Directorate and the Seniors
Directorate. Dorothy was a strong advocate for women's and seniors' rights. She was
particularly proud of the key role she played in setting up the shelter system for abused women in Manitoba. Dorothy also undertook a variety of volunteer activities.
Dorothy excelled in every job or task she took on. She was a kind, giving person, who gave help to anyone who needed it, and made friends wherever she went. She also had a quick wit and a wonderful sense of humour.
A Celebration of Dorothy's Life will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at the Oakbank Baptist Church, 26033
Springfield Road, Oakbank, Manitoba with Reverend Kristin Woodburke officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dugald Community Club, 544 Holland St., Dugald MB, R0E 0K0.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 21, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I met Dorothy and Bob when I worked at Portsmouth. I was very fond of the both of them. I loved listening to her stories about her family and just about life. She was a very kind lady and she will be dearly missed. My heart goes out to Bob and the family. They used to tease me and call me Sheriff. I pray for a peaceful journey to heaven for her. - Posted by: Maureen Smith (Friend) on: Jan 22, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. She was a wonderful friend and full of encouragement! Will truly miss her. - Posted by: Diane Graham (Friend) on: Jan 21, 2020

  • Thinking of the Family at this time. Take Care. - Posted by: Judy and Doug Walton (Friends ) on: Jan 21, 2020

  • We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Dorothy Hill. I have often thought of you over the years, most recently while looking at dachshund puppies and remembering Mrs. Carghill and her dog "Barney". Bob and Dorothy were good friends of my parents, Gerald and Noreen, and we spent many fun times together in both Trenton and Winnipeg. My thoughts are with the family at this time. - Posted by: Terry and Sheryl Blatz (Mintenko) (Have known the Hills for over 50 years) on: Jan 21, 2020

  • Remembering the good times! Curling, playing Euchre on cold winter nights, trips to Disneyland and Las Vegas. Visiting us in Oklahoma! My condolences to Bob and family! Sincerely Trish and family - Posted by: Trish Norris (Friend) on: Jan 21, 2020

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