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JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS

OBITUARY

Sharon Catherine Hill

May 5, 1948July 8, 2019
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Hill, Sharon Catherine – age 71, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Shannex Drummond Hall, Prestwick Drive, Halifax.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, she was the daughter of Helen (Hayes) Hill of Fredericton, N.B., and James (Jim) Hill.

Former school teacher, principal and special education instructor. She is survived by her brother, Thomas Hill (Linda); nieces, Victoria Clarke (Andrew) and Mary Jane Buijsrogge (Martin) and nephew, Darren Hill (Karen) as well as 7 great nieces and nephews: Ava, Delaney, Jack, Kees, Nolan, Willem and Ryker.

Funeral service will be held in Saint Mother Teresa Catholic Church, 6032 Normandy Drive, Halifax, at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 13, 2019, with a reception and refreshments to follow. Father Andrew Rembarczyk to officiate.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 13, 2019

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Myles McCormick

July 13, 2019


I had the great pleasure to serve as Sharon’s vice principal at Fairview Heights School. She was a compassionate administrator, excellent role model and mentor! My sympathy goes out to her family.

Lynn Douglas

July 13, 2019

Sharon was such an amazing friend to know. Her positive outlook on life and her ability to face challenges with such strength and courage will always be remembered.
I appreciated Sharon’s offer for me to live with her for a month before I joined husband Robin in Egypt in July. I was able to enjoy Sharon’s many retirement events that June.
We welcomed Sharon to Cairo later that year. A special memory includes a felucca ride down the Nile with a galabeheh-clad sailor who danced with us-especially with Robin! Lynn & Robin Douglas

Jean McGuire

July 13, 2019

I was so sad to hear about Sharon’s passing. I first met Sharon when we went through our Special Education degree together. Actually, I drove her to classes and home every day. I always admired how easily she could talk to anyone and make them feel comfortable.
We had so much fun in our twenties. Sharon, Heather and I went skiing in Antigonish on the weekends. This is where Sharon learned to ski with the GLM method. Sharon started on 2 foot skis (no poles) and on each visit the skis were a foot longer. We would be skiing down the hill and Sharon would be in lessons continually falling and getting back up. One time she even broke one of her skis. But she did so well that we had winter ski trips to Gray Rocks and Mt. Tremblant in Quebec, all of us pretending to be ski bunnies!
As our lives involved jobs and families we saw less of each other, but Sharon faithfully invited me to her annual Christmas gathering at her apartment where we would play catch-up with everyone. I especially loved her eggnog and meatballs.
When Sharon was training to be a Teacher Leader and living in a small apartment in Columbus, Ohio, a group of Reading Recovery teachers went to a conference in Columbus and we spent a week with Sharon that was so much fun. I still remember sleeping on her living room floor but when you were with Sharon, you were always laughing. That was her special gift and I will always remember her for it.

Maxine Trynor

July 12, 2019

I worked as a teacher when Sharon was principal at Fairview Heights School. She was a great administrator and a good friend. My sympathy goes out to her family.
Maxine Trynor

Evelyn Kozma (Kilgour)

July 12, 2019

Fun memories of teaching in Germany together then visits back & forth once we were home . Loved your smile , generosity & fun !
You were a powerhouse !
Now as always you are in God's hands .
A gift to have known YOU .

J ANNE MARIE CHISHOLM

July 12, 2019

I met Sharon through friends at her cottage. She was generous friend ly and warm. It was fun to be in her company. She was a gracious and talented bridge player and she took such good care of her friends

Anne Marie Chisholm

Joan Rowe

July 12, 2019

RIP dear Sharon. I enjoyed working with you and socializing with you. I loved you gentleness, sense of humour and adventurous spirit. You will be missed.

Alan Lowe

July 12, 2019

Very saddened to hear of Sharon’s passing. We have many happy memories of times spent together in Halifax, at the cottage and in Munich.
Deepest sympathy to Sharon’s family and friends. Alan and Redouane

Susan Farrell

July 11, 2019

Sharon was a my principal at holly drive. Being a very small school we all became great friends. I'm sure she was the only principal who could take her staff out to lunch in her car. She also became a dear friend. We both belonged to the poker group from holly drive.
There are 2 of our members of that group who met sharon in heaven ready for card.
I'm in Edmonton so unable to be there Saturday. A real.tribute to her came tonight.from my daughter because she remembers sharon as a great teacher for children who needed that extra help
Sharon will be missed

Dolores Dinan

July 11, 2019

My sincere sympathy and prayers to Sharon's friends and family. Sharon's aunt was my principal at Saint Mary's Miramichi NB so many time Sister Elizabeth Hayes would mention her dear little niece Sharon Hill. Then at a DND Teacher's Reunion 1979 Quebec City I finally met Sharon. In the late eighties Sharon visited her Halifax and Toronto friends in Lahr. I took Sharon to visit my friends in the Alsace, France. It was a wonderful day visiting with Sharon and these friends. Now may they Rest in Peace as they too died this year. God Blessings! Dolores Dinan .