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Hillaby; Paul David

Posted By Obits On January 26, 2015 @ 9:58 am In Obituaries | 15 Comments


HILLABY – Paul David, 77, of West Caledonia, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Sunday, January 18, 2015.

Born in Newmarket, ON, he was a son of the late William and Anne Hillaby.

Paul graduated from Newmarket High School where he was an exemplary mathematician and avid athlete in football, track and especially hockey. He supported his children in their love of soccer. He served in the Canadian Navy for 23 years achieving the rank of Sergeant. Paul travelled the country and the world with his military career and his post military careers. He lived with no regrets and accomplished almost everything he put his mind to.  He will be remembered and respected.

He is survived by his wife Sheila Rae (Smith); his sons Andrew (Janice) and Clark, grandchildren Kaley and Kirk, brother Bruce (Judy) of Horsefly, BC. Sister in law Jean Hillaby of Ottawa.

He was predeceased by a sister Mildred and brother William “Bill”.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool.  A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Highland Cemetery, Caledonia.  No flowers by request, donations may be made to Meadowbrook Manor, South Brookfield. Online condolences  may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com


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Condolence from Rick & Debbie Kempton on January 26th, 2015 11:06 am

Shelia Rae and family
So sorry to hear of Paul’s apssing. he was a fighter for sure, he endured so much. Our thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on January 26th, 2015 12:22 pm

I would like to extend heartfelt sympathy to the family of Paul Hillaby.

I am very saddened to hear of your loss. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you at this time,

With deepest Sympathy,

Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from Barbara Edwards on January 27th, 2015 10:50 am

Sheilia & Family

So very sorry to learn of Paul’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were all skating at the Tantallon Rink and having our skating parties together. We had such fun. Wonderful memories to carry with us forever.

Condolence from Delbert & Mary Weare on January 27th, 2015 5:45 pm

Dear Sheila Rae and Family,
So sad to hear of your loved one’s passing. We live near-by but we never met you or your dear husband so we decided to send our condolences along. You may gain some comfort by reading the text at John 5:28,29. This speaks about the resurrection awaiting Paul in the near future. We send this with all our love. Del & Mary.

Condolence from Karen Cook on January 27th, 2015 8:12 pm

So sorry to read the news of your husband’s passing, Sheila. There is never a good time to say, “See you later.” Draw strength from your family and loved ones. My thoughts are with you…

Karen (Bookmobile)

Condolence from Siobhan Kelly (Cosgrove) on January 28th, 2015 10:18 am

We are so terribly sad to hear of your passing Paul..you were a big part of our lives growing up.. and we will all miss you so much. Your stories, sound advice and smiles will remain with us forever. Rest in Peace. Siobhan.x

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on January 28th, 2015 2:30 pm

I want to extend my sincere sympathy to the family of Paul Hillaby. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

With sincerest condolences,

Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from Mike Leroux & Staff at the St. Margaret’s Arena on January 29th, 2015 10:19 am

Sheila and Family – we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Paul. His stories, positive attitude and presence at the rink over the years will be missed. Prayers from all of us. Rest peacefully.

Condolence from Gerry Marshall on January 29th, 2015 11:06 am

So Sorry to hear of the passing and I will allways remember “Oscar” , a great friend and fellow airman.
Skating will never be the same.

Condolence from Kathy Reid on January 30th, 2015 9:59 am

We are sad to hear of your loss, and send love and hope that good memories of Paul’s great spirit and humour will eventually ease your loss. You are in our prayers, Kathy

Condolence from Gene & Mary Carew on January 30th, 2015 12:15 pm

Clark and Andrew, we would like extend our condolences to you and your families on the loss of your dad. We spent some great times with he and your mom and know how much he loved his boys.

Gene & Mary Carew and the Cassels family.

Condolence from patricia cosgrove on January 30th, 2015 12:24 pm

It is with deep sadness that I offer my sincere condolences to Sheila in the loss or her husband. As an Aunt of Paul’s son’s, I would like to express my sorrow for the loss of your father,Clark and Andrew. Paul lives on in you guys as you are the spitting images of him. May your soul rest in peace Paul and may all your family find peace, love and joy in all our wonderful memories of you. In memory, Patricia

Condolence from IAN SMITH on January 30th, 2015 1:45 pm

It was very sad to hear of Paul’s illness and passing.
He is a great person to have known and shared time with.
… The Smith Family

Condolence from Bruce Hillaby on January 31st, 2015 9:54 pm

Out of that wheelchair at last! See you later down the track.

Condolence from Graham Walker on July 5th, 2015 5:14 pm

Just read today of your loss.Condolences to you and family. Paul (Oscar) was the best man at my wedding September 30,1961 in Dartmouth NS. I had wondered about him my wife Googled his name found his obituary. Our last posting together was Pat Bay,Sidney BC.He will be missed by all who new him.

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