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Richard David Hill

January 31, 1942 - September 14, 2017

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Richard Hill. He was born in Zeballos on west coast of Vancouver Island and died in his home in Powell River with his family around him.

Richard spent all of his young life in the small towns of the island including Bowser, Gabriola and Zeballos. Before settling in Powell River he travelled the west coast and spent time in Newfoundland. He is survived by his wife Willa; sons Sam and his children Allyssa and Clayton; James (Nita) and their son Neo; and Patrick (Terri) and their daughters Elizabeth and Victoria.

Following his graduation from UBC, Richard did not stop his education but pursued learning, knowledge and wisdom all his life. He did this for himself but also for his sons, grandkids and communities he lived in.

After moving to Powell River in 1977, Richard was active in the community through the United Church, Powell River Badminton Club, Crib Club and BC Salmon Society. As a teacher in Powell River he ultimately made his biggest contributions to our society through the fun, dedication and excellence he demonstrated in his classes to sponsorship of clubs and teams and replenishing salmon populations in local creeks.

Richards positive impact on the young people he connected with is immeasurable. He taught science, math, woodworking and English at Cranberry Elementary, Brooks Secondary, JP Dallos and Oceanview Middle schools. He also shared his knowledge of how to make maple syrup from our local trees.

An open celebration of Richard’s life will take place on Saturday, September 30, 2 pm at Powell River United Church, 6932 Crofton Street. Those who knew Richard are welcome to attend and are asked, if they are able, to go to the beach in the days before to pick up and bring a small beach pebble to the service.

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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Elizabeth Exter
Relation: friend

So very sad to hear of Richards’ passing. He was a wonderful teacher and such a good man.

From: The Tupper family
Relation: Friend and neighbour

So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He was a dear kind man. We loved being neighbours to him. Sending love and condolences to your whole family. Thinking so much about all of you. Lots of love and hugs❤️💞❤️

From: Iris Kramer-Clarke
Relation: Colleague

Richard was a fabulous teacher and a good friend to me. I worked with him at JP Dallas and Oceanview Middle school…always a professional man who had he the best interests for his students. I loved his honesty, witt and sense of humour. Truly a gentleman…my sincere condolences to his family.

From: Iris Kramer-Clarke
Relation: Colleague

Richard was a fabulous teacher and a good friend to me. I worked with him at JP Dallas and Oceanview Middle school…always a professional man who had he the best interests for his students. I loved his honesty, witt and sense of humour. Truly a gentleman…my sincere condolences to his family.

From: Margaret Burnett
Relation: Acquaintance

Mr. Hill will be remembered by our family as a teaching colleague and for his yearly trek to tap our maple trees for sap, which he kindly returned to us as a uniquely west coast maple syrup. Our deepest condolences to his loved ones.

Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
September 30, 2017
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
Powell River United Church
6932 Crofton St.
Powell River, BC Canada

6932 Crofton St.
Powell River, BC Canada

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