HILL, Jack Latimer
With sadness we announce the death of Pappa Jack in Ottawa on Sunday February 24, 2013. Jack shared the same birthday December 13 as his father Frank Hill and birth month of grandfather Cpt. Thomas Hill. In the Irish tradition, Jack's middle name came from his paternal grandmother. Son of Frank and Ida May Spicher, Jack was born in Allandale, and was raised there in Barrie, Ontario. His father was a railroad engineer, having converted from a mariner's life in Collingwood. WWll interrupted a probable railway career. Jack joined the Army
in 1939 and after a sojourn in Toronto, requested and was shipped overseas in December 1940. England borrowed him for 3.5 years. He then spent a year on the Continent, before returning to New York harbour via the Queen Mary. Thereafter, Jack remained in Canada's Armed Forces until his retirement in 1975. He married Audrey Fyrne Hodgins of Ottawa in November 1946, and they were posted periodically across Canada, before settling in Ottawa. Fyrne predeceased him on January 14, 2005, and Jack took up residence in Robertson House where he made friends with both staff and patrons. For his last nine months he resided at the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre where he died peacefully. Jack, like his older brother Harry, was a member of the Masonic Order. He outlived his older (Hazel, Evelyn, Harry) and younger (Bill, Gwenda) siblings. He and Fyrne raised Barry (Carolyn) of Wetaskiwin , Alberta, and Deborah (Paul) Adamson of St. Louis. Jack's indomitable spirit is a legacy he left his grandchildren. They, Sarah (Joey Moar), James, Jaclyn (Matthew Brosius), Angela, and Jillayna ( Roderick Hoffman) as well as great grandchildren Chloe and Carter Moar, will dearly miss Pappa Jack. So shall we. Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Ave. , at Richmond Rd. Thurs from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Servcie will be held in the Chapel on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11 am.