Harold Gordon Hill of St. Paul Lutheran Home, Melville passed away October 29, 2007 at the age of 77 years. . Harold was born July 24, 1930 in the Melville district to George and Pauline (nee Hoffer) Hill. He received his schooling at Melvilleview School and then worked on the family farm for a time. In 1953 he moved to New Westminster, BC where he became assistant manager of the Army and Navy Department Store. In 1975 he moved to Neudorf where he ran Schramm’s Red and White Grocery Store until 1977. He then moved to Surrey, BC where he worked in a retail business. In 1981 Harold moved back to the farm at Cana where he raised exotic birds and ran the café in Grayson for awhile. He kept the farm and worked in Liquidation World in Yorkton until retiring at the age of 71 years.
Harold loved birds and would often sit out back, as he called it, to watch the birds. He was a man who taught his children to love the land and nature - that was his gift to his kids. Though he moved a lot during his lifetime, the prairies always called him back. So it is fitting that he be laid to rest in the beloved land of his ancestors.
Harold was predeceased by his parents, George and Pauline (nee Hoffer) Hill; his wife, Linda (nee Wood); sister, Ruth; brothers, Ernest and Henry and brother-in-law, John Lawrence. He leaves to cherish his memory: three children, Debbie (Ian) Crew of Langley, BC; Paula (Stephen) Fischer of San Jose, CA and Stewart (Christel) Hill of Birch Hills, SK; seven grandchildren, Pamela and Amanda Crew, Justin, Brenna and Aidan Fischer, Danielle and Emerald Hill; sister, Wilhelmina Lawrence of Winnipegosis, MB and brother, Arthur (Hilda) Hill of Melville; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.