HILL, DEBORA ARLINE
Debbie Hill passed away peacefully at home after a long, hard fought struggle with cancer. She was born in Rossland in 1958, and passed away in Kelowna June 17, 2011 at the
age of 53.
Deb will be lovingly
remembered by her parents Ken and Lil Hill, of Trail; brother Greg (Kathy) of Trail and their family Darren and Krista; sister Sandra (Lorne) Fillmore of Trail and their family Lisa (Chris), Aidan, Liam, Connor and Sarah (Mike), Marlie; sister Vickie (Mike) Bann of Castlegar and their family
Cheryl(Craig), Nicholas and Sean; sister Stephanie Driscoll of Castlegar and her family Kristen and Kayla; and Deb’s special companions Murray and Rosco.
Deb grew up in Trail, graduated from J.L. Crowe in 1976 and attended Selkirk College to earn her nursing
certification. She worked in Trail Regional Hospital, and then moved to Vancouver and to VGH’s Renal Transplant Unit and ICU. Eventually she moved to Kelowna, where she worked in Kelowna General Hospital (also in the ICU and Renal Unit) until the present.
In her younger years she enjoyed all sports, but especially skiing – first at Red Mountain, then at Big white, where she also worked as a nurse. She was an avid golfer, travelled the world extensively, and she loved Christina Lake in the summer. One of her favourite recent pastimes was driving (with the top down) in her Mustang convertible.
She loved her family, and was dedicated to and interested in the lives of her nieces and nephews. Deb had many, many friends that she loved as family, in Trail and Kelowna. She will be missed.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Deb’s memory to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, c/o BC
Cancer Foundation, #600 – 686 W, Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1.
A Celebration of Deb’s life will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, June 24 2011, at The Royal Canadian Legion, 2141
Columbia Ave, Trail, BC.
There will also be a Celebration of Life in Kelowna: at 2:00 PM, Saturday July 9, 2011 at Deb’s home.
“See you soon, pal”
Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral
Services, phone: 250-762-2299. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com.