February 27, 1952 – February 21, 2015
Hill, James Charles “Jim” – Unexpectedly on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at the Hamilton General Hospital, one week before his 63rd birthday. Beloved husband of Susan (nee Hunter), and loving father to Reverend Wesley (Martina) of Bancroft and Dale of Hamilton. Proud grandpa of Johanna, Stephen and Josiah. Beloved son of Margaret and the late James Hill. Jim will be sadly missed by his mother-in-law Elizabeth Hunter and her family, his brothers; Kerby (Joan) and Bryon, his sisters; Marny Hay (Terry) and Wendy Roberts (Mike), and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim was an Elder at Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterdown. Friends will be received by the family on Tuesday afternoon and evening from 2-4 & 7-9 at the Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 23 Melville Street, Dundas. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations to the Community Living Hamilton Drum Corps, 191 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON L8R 1Y6 would be appreciated by the family.
We are so sorry to hear about Jim’s Passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Jim will be missed by all who knew him. Love to you all Kim, Peter & boys
Our deepest sympathy.
Don, Deb & Mark Abel
So sorry for the loss of your dad Dale and family. He was a wonderful man. I will miss his wonderful sense of humor.
Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family at this time. May your memories and reflections bring you peace.
Love and Blessings!
Charlie and Stormie
Sincere sympathy Sue to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Bob and Sandy Jarrett, Texas
Goodbye old buddy, you were a great friend and a work colleague, a friend to all, a great family man, always helping, even now.
so sorry for your loss Hill family. Jim was a wonderful man.
So very sorry to hear of the passing of JIM – and recall all the chuckles and smiles he brought to his fellow workers at Valley City, and the many times he and Susan invited me into their home. I am so glad we kept in touch via emails over the last few year.
To Dale and your family,
Our deepest sympathies for your loss, we had the pleasure of meeting your Dad at the Drum fundraiser, stay strong and know we are thinking of you.
To Dale and family.
So very sorry to hear of your loss.
Sincerely, “camp Mom”
Thinking of You Dale
Our deepest condolences on Jim’s passing. We have wonderful memories, when Jim worked with the
Beaver colony at Knox Church. He will be certainly missed by many. Thinking of your family. Doug and Sandra
I am deeply sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
My deepest condolences to you. Praying for peace for all of you during this time of grief.
You and your family are in my prayers.
My deepest condolence to the Hill family at the loss of your husband, father , grandfather and brother who brought smiles to many!
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
Dale, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He will be dearly missed. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Lucie and the Courchesne family.
Dear Susan and family Our prayers go out to you and your family. Jim was a good guy.
Dear Aunt Bessie Sorry for your loss You are in our prayers
Love Jack and Shirley.
Susan, Wesley, Dale and families, Jim was one of my all-time favourite cousins. He will be so missed. My heart goes out to you all.
To Susan and family, so sorry to read of Jim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and for the days to come
Dear Susan and family
I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s sudden passing. I so appreciated your trip to North Bay to share Elroy’s wallet and many family pictures with me and my children. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
To Susan and family sorry to about your loss it was a sudden shock. Jim was a very kind happy generous guy. He would do anything for anybody. Again sorry about the loss.
To Susan and the family
what a shock to hear of Jim’s passing. May the Lord give each of you His peace and His comfort, something only He is able to do. May He also give you the strength in the days to come.
Susan, Wesley and Dale,
I’m so sorry to hear about Jim’s sudden passing. Such an incredible kind man who always made me laugh. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Samantha, Andrew & Erica xo
My the God of peace be with you through this period. Know are praying for you and your family Wes. Be strong
Keith and Bambi Riley
Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
So sorry, Susan, Dale, Wes and family. Will miss the ray of sunshine Jim brought with him to Church, Drum Corp, everywhere. Not to mention great hugs! Praying that the happy memories and assurance that he’s safely with his Lord and Saviour will help comfort you in this tragic time. Blessings & love, Diane
I am so terribly sorry to hear of Jim’s death. He was always such fun to work with at the funeral home, and I enjoyed his ready smile and quick wit. We will all miss him so much. Susan, Wes, Dale, and your families, I’m just so very sorry.
Dale and family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan and Family, our deepest sympathies. Jim was a real gentleman, glad we were able to talk to him just last year.
Dear Bessie, our sincere condolences on Jims passing. He was a Great guy.
Doug & Marilyn Govier
I was so very sad to hear of Jim’s passing. It has been a joy getting to know all of you this past year, spending time with Bessie and the two of you. I will miss Jim’s “concoctions” and his humour, his vigor for life and seeing how much he loved his family. May God bless you. Chrissie.
Due to illness I am unable to come and pay my respects to the Family. I have some wonderful memories of Jimmy and his family. Marg & Jim SR. was a wonderful friend to me they made my wedding cake and also attended my wedding. I named my only son after Bryon. I love you all. God bless you all and keep you in his care. Ron & Kathleen MacKenzie (Nee Lewis)
Our deepest sympathy Susan and family. The loss of Jim is a difficult void to fill, but he left this world knowing that he was loved, and that he touched the lives of many. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
My deepest condolences to Susan and family. I knew Jim when we went through school together at Humber College and later as a colleague. He will be missed for his wit and the smiles he brought to all around him.
Dear Susan, I was so sorry to hear about Jim’s death. He was one of a kind. I remember his laughter and he was a kind thoughtful man. It was great running into you both at the Cactus Fest parade and catching up and then seeing Jim working at Cattels’. He will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope the years of great memories help you through your sadness and loss. With deepest sympathy, Anne Lee
Dear Marny; I am so sorry to hear about Jim’s death. He was a great, funny, and thoughtful man. I hope you family memories will help you through your sadness and loss. With deepest sympathy, Anne Lee
Hi guys, we are thinking of you and praying for you. I know God’s peace will be with you as you hear some great stories about your Dad today and tomorrow. May pleasant memories flood your days. Your friends in Christ, Terry and Cathy
Sincere sympathy for your great loss. Our thought and prayers are with you you all.
We send you our most sincere condolences you are in our thoughts.
Dale and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Susan and Liz Hunter’s family, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers to your family. May you always find comfort in the precious memories and legacy he left for you.
Mrs. Gillis and Mrs. Longo
We wish to express our heartfelt sympathies for you and family. Words cannot describe ones hurt during these passing stages. We pray for comforting during this time of loss.
I am very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.
You have my deepest sympathies.
To Jim’s family,
I went to Humber College with Jim and some of my memories of college includes Jim! He was such a caring man who tried hard to succeed and he did! I was sad to hear of his passing and I hope your family is blessed with many happy memories of Jim. Your family is in my thoughts during this difficult time. -Krystal Riddell
Susan; Cathy and I are so sorry for your loss. We were so shocked to hear of his death. It was a pleasure to have known Jim both socially and professionally. His personality, wit and humour made everyone feel at ease and comfortable. He will be greatly missed.
Sending my deepest condolences at this time of sorrow.
Jim was an amazing man, who had such a positive impact on anyone who had the wonderful opportunity to know him. He will be missed dearly. We are sending our love and prayers, along with our deepest condolences to your family.
Rob and Nikki
We are very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! I remember Union A and him being older than Marny and I he would help with our lessons! Give your Mom a hug for me! Take care! Cathy Charlie Cody and Catrina
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We had so many happy times with the Youth Group at Knox Dundas. We are unable to attend the service today but our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Betty and David
I am very saddened to hear of Johnny Jim’s passing. He will be missed very much by very many. What a kind sweet wonderful guy. Our Gilwell camp will not be the same with out him. God keep him by his side and May your family remember and cherish all the wonderful things he brought to your lives. God protect you all.
Johnny the Mighty Group of One
Scout training for Colony
Susan & family
No words can express how we feel at this difficult time we will love him forever. Love John & Donna
We were so saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. He was such a kind, loving husband, father and grandfather and wonderful member of our family. We always enjoyed family gatherings when Jim was there. He had such a wonderful sense of fun and will be truly missed. Our love, thoughts and prayers are sent to you Sue, Dale and Wes, Aunt Bess and all the family. Love Sandy, Mike, Bob, Jamie and family
I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, Susan. I only met Jim a few times but remember him as a gentle man with a great smile. I will be thinking of you and your family. Jane
Dear Susan, We were sad to hear about your husband Jim. He was a very nice and friendly man the few times we had meet him. We are sorry for this sudden loss to you and your family. Jeff and Helen Nichol
Evelyn and I sorry too hear the news about Jim.May you find peace and comfort at this most difficult time.
Love Bob & Evelyn
Our family is truly saddened by the loss of our neighbour, friend and adopted grandpa Jim! We will think of you as our hosta and flowers bloom in the spring and the laughs we shared on all special occasions. Take care Susan, Wes and Dale and family.
Johnny Jim will be deeply missed. our heartfelt sympathies with your family. Knowing he is with our maker & left us all with great memories warms my heart. Gone Home but with us always
I have just returned from a winter vacation and saddened to read of Jim’s death. I worked with Jim for many years at Valley City. Jim had a way of brightening the sometimes tense and gloomy business situations that would arise. Every Christmas, Jim would put on his Santa outfit and visit every employee wishing them a Merry Christmas. He would even interrupt our management meeting if we were not available with the rest of the staff. This was taken as a positive interruption as we came to expect these visits from Santa. Jim and I took some business trips together. On one trip to Middlebury, Vermont in a cool November, I did not bring gloves, Jim did. We spend the day at a construction site trading left or right gloves back and forth so we each had one warm hand. This was Jim’s sharing at work. My condolences to his family and close friends, he will be missed.
Dear Susan and family,
I was shocked and very saddened to learn today that Jim recently passed away. I remember his friendly smile and willingness to help others. My sincere condolences.
Susan and family,
I just heard the news about Jim’s passing. I just wanted to send my sincere condolences. As I said the last time I saw Jim, I learned a lot from him and it was a pleasure to work with him. He had a huge heat and I know he will be sorrily missed. Every time I see a hosta I will remember him. I am sorry for your loss.
I’m sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. It was always a pleasure meeting, talking and working with him at Valley City. He was a warm, friendly and caring person. He always had a smile for everyone. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
My dear Susan and Wesley and Dale. I feel so bad that I did not know that Jim had died in February. I just found out on Saturday by a comment by someone at a party. I loved Jim. He was the nicest person and did make everyone feel happy. He was funny, kind, smart and just the kind of person this world needs. Again I am so sorry. Times goes by so quickly and I have such fond memories of your family. Love you, Marion Thomson, Jim Sherry and Eoghan , Theo and Nora.