JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS


Joan Marcia Hill

May 16, 1941March 19, 2020

In her typical quiet, humble way, Joan Marcia (Huskins) Hill has slipped away from this life. Never one to want anyone to fuss over her, she has passed at a time when it is not possible to have a funeral gathering.

Joan was born on May 16, 1941 to Laura (Fancy) Huskins and Rexford Huskins. She spent her early years in her beloved community of Fairview. Joan graduated from Halifax West High School and went on to train at Miss Murphy’s Business College.

As a youth Joan was an enthusiastic member of the United Church. At the Young People’s Union at St Matthew’s United Church she met her true love, Rowland Clyde Hill. They married in October of 1970 and enjoyed a marriage of 46 happy years. Joan and Clyde had 2 children, Marjorie and Mark. They enjoyed travel, visiting a variety of different places. Joan taught Sunday School and Religion in The School for many years. She found friendship and support as a member of the Bessie Fraser UCW Unit at Fairview United Church. In later years Joan and Clyde became sports fans and especially enjoyed following basketball. They had more adventure with a trip to Nashville and a cross Canada train voyage. Joan cared for Clyde with unparalleled devotion throughout his battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Shortly after his death she was diagnosed with the same disease.

Joan leaves behind her brother, Walter Huskins, son, Mark Hill, daughter, Marjorie Hill (Brian Heaslip), Grandchildren: Andrew and Laura Hill, Christopher Goreham, Katherine, Faith and Jackson Heaslip, her aunt, Betty Woodward, and cousin and friend, Mary Ward.

A service of remembrance will be held at a later date.


  • A Service of Remembrance will be held at a later date


Joan Marcia Hill

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March 27, 2020

Joan and her brother Walter were/are my cousins, although it's been many years since we've seen each other. I remember visiting her Father, my Uncle Rex ( a brother to my Father, Arthur) at the Monico Garage on Windsor Street, and also at their home in Fairview.
I was saddened to hear of Joan's passing. My heartfelt condolences to the family.
Bob Huskins

Ruth Faulkner

March 27, 2020

I have fond memories as Joan was my grade 4 Sunday school teacher at Fairview United Church. I was so happy when Joan and Clyde married and then when they added Marjorie and Mark to their lives. Also fond memories of game nights at the Faulkner house, food and laughter. And dinner's at the Hill House in Halifax. My heart goes out to Marjorie and Mark at this time. I'm praying for you that God would give you peace and Hope, as you remember fondly your mom and dad. God bless you at this time! Love Ruth

Charles Poulton

March 23, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to Marjorie, Mark and their families. Mothers are so precious and their loss takes a piece of us with them, but the loving memories of our time with them helps fill that void, and we must cherish those memories and forever hold them in our hearts.
May your love of God help through your loss.
Chuck and Joyce Poulton

Shauna Robinson

March 23, 2020

I send my deepest condolences to the Hill Family .
My memories of Joan is the laughter we had when I used to drive her home after visiting her husband Mr Hill.
The time Pauline Cunningham and I visited her during the Christmas holiday for tea and sweets again the laughing we had.... I will miss her.
love from Shauna Robinson

June Spurrell

March 23, 2020

Marjorie, Mark & Families - so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing! I remember picking her up after her visit with your Dad to take her to the UCW Christmas dinner in past years & delivering home-made muffins, which I think she enjoyed. Greg & I remember seeing them walking around the area, always on the go! :-) You are all in our thoughts & prayers,

Virtual Hugs, June & Greg

Patricia (Patsy ) Power

March 23, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom Margehn and family my prays are with all the Hill family .She was the sweetest lady that I ever met and so helpful she was loved by everyone she will be miss RIP Joan Hill From Patsy Power

pauline cunningham

March 23, 2020

Mark, Marjorie & families

Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Joan, she will be sorrowfully missed. Joan was a dear friend whom over the years we shared get togethers and conversation.
Joan will always remain in our heart forever,

Our deepest sympathy
Pauline C.

Tina Pasher

March 23, 2020

Marjorie and family,
Never met your Mom Marjorie but I feel like your very much like her. May all your fond memories keep you comforted in this difficult time.

Frances & Jim Joy

March 23, 2020

To Mark, Marjorie and their families:
We extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother, Joan.
We have many wonderful memories of all your family during our many years together at Fairview United Church. Joan & Clyde were both great supports of their church & participated in many gatherings & groups & we have lots of pictures depicting them helping out. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this very difficult time, especially now when so many are self isolating.
Sincerely, Frances & Jim

Mary Osborne

March 22, 2020

Saddened to read of Joan's passing. My condolences to all the family. Mary Osborne, former Secretary at Fairview United.