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Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home

7386 Horne Street, Mission, BC

OBITUARY

Roger Frederick James Hilliard

3 March , 193417 May , 2019

Roger was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and peacefully passed away May 17th, 2019 at Mission Memorial Hospital with his family at his side. Roger is survived by his wife of 59 years Evelyn; Son Stephen (Pat) Hilliard, grandchildren Cole and Katlin; Daughters Daphne (Carl )Greer grandson Ken; Joan (Doug) McPherson granddaughter Amanda; Louise (Marcel) Ruel grandsons Jamie and Kasey, great grandchildren JC, Ryland and Linkin. Roger’s extended family also included sister-in-law Susan Hilliard and numerous nieces and nephews. Roger moved his family to Mission in 1966 to become the Imperial Oil Agent for the area until 1974. Roger then became a Herbrand Mobile tool dealer until his retirement in 2006. Roger’s public service began with the Royal Canadian Navy (1955-57), the RCMP Auxiliary Police Service (1964-1984). Roger continued his community service with involvement in the Western Canada Soapbox Derby, Boy Scouts of Canada, Mission Minor Hockey, Mission Marlins Swim Club, Royal Canadian Legion and a Board Member of the Pleasant View Care Home. The Family would like to acknowledge the Staff of Mission Memorial Hospital and the Chartwell Cedarbrooke Retirement Home for the care and support. A Celebration of Life will be held at Cedar Valley Mennonite Church, 32860 Cherry Ave, Mission BC on June 1st at 1pm. Family has request in lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the Canada Cancer Society.

  • FAMILY

  • George Frederick Hilliard, Father (deceased)
  • Dorothy Hilliard, Mother (deceased)
  • Evelyn Hilliard, Wife
  • G.Stephen (Pat) Hilliard, Son
  • Daphne (Carl) Greer, Daughter
  • Joan (Doug) McPherson, Daughter
  • Louise (Marcel) Ruel, Daughter
  • Roger is also missed by his grandchildren Cole and Katlin, Ken, Amanda, Jamie and Kasey and great grandchildren, JC, Ryland and Linkin as well as his extended family; sister in law Susan Hilliard and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, 1 June , 2019

Memories

Roger Frederick James Hilliard

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Bob Blumenauer

22 May 2019

Roger was the kindest most caring man I ever known. He was also the most fascinating story teller I ever met. Listening to him was like reading a favourite book every time. He had an incredible memory and could spin those memories into fascinating tales of the past. His 25 years as an Auxilliary Constable showed he cared about his community and everyone in it. I will always have a special place in my heart for this wonderful man. Rest well Roger, there are many who will miss your big smile and quick laugh.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY