William Edwayne (Wayne) Hill


It is with profound sadness that the family of Wayne announce his passing peacefully in the loving presence of his wife, and son, at Joseph Brant Hospital, on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 due to complications from Multiple Myeloma in his 81st year. Wayne was born and raised in Hamilton and lived all his adult life in Burlington. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He leaves his beloved wife, Donna, of 60 years, his son Howard (Christine) Hill and granddaughters Emma and Bridgit (Chicago, USA), his daughter-in-law Sarah (Paul) Hill, and grandsons Jarvis and Austin (Sudbury), his sisters Lynn (Ken) Laverick and Marlene (Bob) Patterson and many extended family members and friends. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Florence Hill and his son Paul Hill. Wayne was a man of many talents and interests. He spent his professional life at Stelco, the last several years as Manager of Training and Development. He spent several decades as a well-known and highly respected hockey referee in the many organizations including Burlington Minor Hockey, Burlington Oldtimers and the Ontario Major Junior A Hockey League. Wayne was a handyman par excellence and willingly helped neighbours and family throughout his lifetime. He loved to help anyone and everyone. In retirement Wayne and Donna travelled extensively to various parts of the world, with Wayne using his skills and interests at making the travel arrangements. Special thanks go to Wayne’s family physician, Dr. Jones for her exceptional care and for making Howard’s visit home possible to spend the last 2 days with his father. Thanks also are extended to the oncology staff at Juravinski Cancer Centre and the oncology staff at Joseph Brant Hospital for their care over the past one and half years. Cremation has taken place. Due to Covid restrictions, a virtual celebration of life will took place on Sunday Feb 28 at 7:00 pm so that all his many friends, family and business acquaintances were able to come together to celebrate the well-lived and well-loved life of Wayne Hill. Those who were not able to view the celebration live may access the recording at one of the links below at a time of your convenience.

 Wayne's Celebration of Life took place virtually on Sunday, February 28 at 7 p.m. on Youtube Live.

Please come prepared with a bowl half filled with water as well as a pebble, coin or other small object that can be dropped in. Please also note that you do not need a YouTube/ Google account to view the service, but you do need one if you wish to participate in the comment section during.

Please use the following link to join us in honouring Wayne.

*Live version with 30 minute intro and viewer comments*

**Recorded version of service only**

If so desired, the family would greatly appreciate donations in lieu of flowers to either the Carpenter Hospice (link to donate) or Burlington Food Bank (link to donate), in honour of Wayne Hill and the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club.



February 28, 2021
07:00 PM

Due to COVID-19 precautions, Wayne's Celebration of Life will be taking place virtually.



February 28, 2021
Darren Patterson
Keeping you all in our prayers. I have so many wonderful memories of my uncle Wayne which will live with me throughout my life. Donna and Howie, we love you.
February 28, 2021
Andrew Kendall
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Wayne will be greatly missed. He was always so kind, generous, and full of class. No doubt he is watching over you. Sending so much love to you, Donna, Sarah, Jarvis, and Austin, Howie and the girls, and the whole family.
February 27, 2021
Molly and Jack Robertson
Dear Donna and Howie, Our Wayne was a very special man! We loved his sense of humour, caring ways, handyman know-how and adventurous spirit! The lovely Smoke bush he gave us last fall, will be a wonderful reminder of all the fun we had together over the years.
February 26, 2021
Scott Rushton
Wayne will be so missed by all he met. He was always there with a smile and a laugh. Thanks for being like a second father to me growing up. Scott Rushton.
February 24, 2021
Ron Beckett
Dear Donna, Wayne was an exceptional individual. Always the first to extend a helping hand with an exceptional happy optimistic outlook. One always felt.he was glad to see you. No matter how he was feeling, he assured you that he was doing well and feeling great even after open heart surgery. A worthwhile role model for us all. Rest in peace!
February 08, 2021
Thelma Smith
I will miss you my friend say HI to Pete and you two behave up there.LOVE
February 04, 2021
Moira-Jane Balfour Plexman
Dear Donna & Howie, I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your husband and father. He was very fine man. I hope over time you will be comforted by treasured memories.
January 29, 2021
Colleen Boxall
Mrs. Hill, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
January 29, 2021
Don McDade
Donna, my deepest sympathy to you and your family at Wayne’ passing. I always enjoyed working and learning from Wayne at the many hockey games we worked together. He was the ultimate at the art of officiating. Keep well, stay safe during these terrible times.
January 29, 2021
Colleen Clairmont
Donna, I was shocked and greatly saddened to hear of Wayne’s passing. I have such fond memories of him. He was such a kind and gentle man and will be greatly missed. Take good care, my friend.🤗
January 29, 2021
Jackie Terry
Donna, I am so sorry and saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved Wayne. What a lovely man, always smiling and cheerful and so helpful and kind to so many. I will always remember and cherish my personal memories of his and your thoughtfulness and friendship to me, so grateful for your friendship and I think of you often.
January 29, 2021
Raymond Day
Please accept my deepest sympathies, I knew Wayne through officiating hockey, and had the honour to work countless games over the years with him. He enjoyed being on the ice and had a great rapport with the players and coaches. Anytime I walked into the dressing room and saw Wayne's infectious smile it brought a smile to my face as well, for I knew we were going to have some fun that night. I loved his signature move for caling offsides, it reminds me of Daniel (The Karate Kid) when he was perched on the post by the ocean, I always laughed when Wayne pulled that move. Rest in peace Wayne, I'll miss you. Ray Day
January 28, 2021
Turk & Barb Trtany
Our deepest sympathy Donna and family. Great memories working hockey with Wayne.
January 28, 2021
So many memories being a close friend with Howie in our younger years. Wayne and Donna were like a second family to me. We shared vacations and had so much fun. Years of playing hockey together and going to early morning hockey practices. My thoughts and prayers are with Donna and Howie...Wayne was always such a positive person to be around. He will be missed.
January 28, 2021
Sandy and Harry Fawcett
Donna and Family.......I’m so sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing. The Fawcett Family have many wonderful memories living on Adrian.
January 28, 2021
Linda Lajoie-Riuli
To Donna and Family .. Wayne , a generous, kind, gentleman, on a new journey in Heaven... May time heal your sorrow, may friends ease your pain, may peace replace the ache in your heart, and may all the precious memories be cherished forever. God Bless
January 26, 2021
Shultzie Lonnee and Family
To Donna ( Auntie Donna and Uncle Wayne) and Family, We are very sad to hear Uncle Wayne is no longer with us. Your life long friendship with our family reminds us of so many memories and fun times. Enough to right a book, all special and full of Joy. This all happened because of our Dad( John Lonnee) and Wayne’s special brotherly friendship. They are surely together once again refereeing hockey and having many laughs! Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Love Shultzie, Claudine, Mark, Chantelle, Matthew and Families ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
January 25, 2021
Dave Whatmough
Sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. I went to school with Wayne in grade 6 and 7 at Comely School on Lime Ridge Road 1950 - 1952. Saw him once since at him mom's funeral in early 2000's.
January 25, 2021
Garry Stewart
Donna and family , My deepest sympathy to you and your family on Waynes passing. When i was 13 playing hockey for BLOMHA Wayne was one of our refs. I am 62 and began reffing old timers approx 10 years ago, and he was my mentor in reffing going to miss you buddy , I still have the soothing stone you gave me, You help me through a real tough time. Thanks Wayne will always remember you
January 24, 2021
Rick McDaniel
Wayne was such a caring and kind man. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts are with you.
January 24, 2021
Eric Rogan
Donna...My deepest sympathy to you and your family on Wayne's passing. Working with Wayne at Stelco was always a pleasure and I know that the success of the W.I.N. Programme at Elora was due in large part to Wayne's efforts. Again my condolences.
January 24, 2021
Bev & Jack Bentley
Donna and Family: We were saddened and shocked to learn of Wayne's passsing. He was always offering to help with little or big problems - a true Mr. Fix-it. Our sincere condolences and thoughts to all the Family.
January 24, 2021
Joan Plaice
So sorry for your loss Donna. I remember our times together when Wayne and Jack worked at Stelco. Those were good years. Wayne was a wonderful man and I know you will miss him. Jack passed Jan 6 of this yr so I share in your grief. How fortunate we were to have such wonderful men in our lives for so long. ❤️ Joan Plaice
January 24, 2021
Todd and Tammy Pettijohn
A beautiful soul that touched the lives of many. A devoted husband and loving father. A truly successful man that will be missed by all that had the pleasure to know him.
January 23, 2021
Karen Smith
Dear Donna, Howard, and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing. I remember him as a kind and lovely man, always smiling. Wishing you much peace and love.
January 23, 2021
Liz and Rod Barrowcliffe.
So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Thoughts and condolences to all the family. Will miss him very much.
January 23, 2021
John Stockwell
So very sorry for your loss Mrs.Hill and Howie. You’ll be in our thoughts and prayers.
January 23, 2021
Jim, Leslie, and Erica Halvorson
We have never met a more kind, gentle, and genuine man. We are all lucky to have known him.
January 22, 2021
Bonnie McDaniel
What an amazing man. Always smiling. I feel lucky to have known him.