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Gerald William Hilliard

September 26, 1925December 9, 2012

Gerald William Hilliard Died December 9, 2012 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Dad ‘Papa’ and friend after a sudden and brief illness. He will dearly be missed by his loving wife Heidi:, son Kevin ( Nancy) , daughters Charlie (Mike) and Lynne (Orville) as well as his cherished grandchildren Jeffrey, Bronwyn, Ryan and Heidi, seven great grandchildren, sisters Geraldine (Lou), Rita (Raymond) , brother Ron, his nieces and nephews and many dear friends. He Lived a full and rich life. He will lovingly be remembered as the life of the party AKA "Andy" or "Mr.Bojangles" with his songs, guitar playing and joke telling. He was "King of the BBQ". Enjoyed fishing, golf and road trips. His unwavering devotion to his family created many fun moments and fond memories that will live forever in our thoughts and hearts. Thanks for being you “Pops” we love you. Gerry’s wishes are to be cremated. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Special thanks to Dr Alandro Quayle, Dr Tammy-Lynn Wojcik , and all the staff on 5 North at the Chilliwack General hospital for your excellent care, support and compassion. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. or the Alziehmers Society of B.C.

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Lynne Thoreson

January 15, 2014

To Family and Friends,
In loving memory of my dad I have kept the guest book online permanently for those of you who wish to visit this site from time to time to read guest entries or share your thoughts. I know my dad touched many lives and was very special to those who knew him. I take comfort from all of you who have written and expressed your memories of my dad. I think of my him often and wish he was here.
Love,
Lynne

Lynne Thoreson

December 10, 2013

Today marks a year since your passing. Not a day goes by that I don't foundly think of you. I miss you dearly. Life marches on. We cary on with our lives and with our day to day routines each of us emersed in our own worlds. It's easy to forget perhaps so for some but not for me. You will enternally be affectionately remembmered and held in my heart. I love you with every fiber of my being. I miss you Dad.
Love,
Lynne

October 18, 2013

Heidi & Family - Unfortunately we have only just learned of the passing of Gerry. Bruce and I have such great memories of the times we spent in the Soo with Gerry, Peter, Linda and all the people involved in the contract. Also our visits with you when we were in Vancouver. Our deepest sympathies and love - Bruce and Margaret

Lynne Thoreson

January 8, 2013

To Family and Friends. There is not a day that goes by that I don't stop to think of you often dad. Perhaps it a familar song playing on the radio, your photo, remeniscing with Charlie and Kevin about our childhoood and adult memories or a quiet solitude moment driving home from work or laying in bed thinking of you. Tears of sadness fill my eyes knowing I won't be able to visit with you , laugh with you or hug you. I shall miss the times we had together. You taught me well. You were loving, caring, generous and fun. I thank you for being a family man and ensuring us kids grew up knowing our Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and cousins. You are special and will forever be in my heart.
With All My Love,
Lynne

Grandkids Hilliard

January 4, 2013

To Papa from all the Grand kids. Papa you are so missed, but we will never ever forget. We love you Papa.
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Charlie Hilliard

January 4, 2013

Pop's, there was no one like you. Rest in peace and thank you for being the BEST Dad and Papa ever. Hugs Dad. Your daughter, always.

Greg Richardson

December 16, 2012

Sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry. Our hearts go out to the family.Greg and Vivian

Greg Richardson

December 16, 2012

Great memories of Gerry playing his guitar and singing. you will be missed.keep his memories close to you.Greg and Vivian.

December 16, 2012

Sorry to hear about the passing of Jerry. Our condolences to all the family. Greg and Vivian

Kevin Hilliard

December 15, 2012

Thanks Dad for all the memories. I wished I could have made it home for you and all our family and friends. Thankyou to all, for your love and support.
Kev