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