at reception following service on April 20, 2008


2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 20, 2008 at St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street at Queens Avenue



Canadian Cancer Society, 123 St. George Street, London, ON N6A 3A1 or Salvation Army, 371 King Street, London, ON N6B 1S4 or World Vision,1 World Drive, Mississauga, On L5T 2Y4


50 Years


Jean Hills

Death Notice

Jean Ann Hills, nee Downer, at her residence in London on Monday, December 17, 2007 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of Norman for 61 years. Loving mother of Margaret Lisbeth "Peggy" Hills of Mississauga, Norman John Hills and his wife Kay of Carp, Henry Thomas Hills of Brockville and Emily Jane and her husband Clive Orford of Nepean. Dear grandmother of Rosanna, Belinda and Olivia McGuire, Lizanne Blair, Thomas and Katherine Hills, Margaret and Henry Orford and great-grandmother of Clarissa and Natasha Blair. Jean attended elementary and secondary school in Simcoe, Ontario. She earned her Bachelor of Music (Education) at the University of Toronto (1949) and attended Teacher's College in London (1969). Along with Music, she taught French and Special Education at the primary level. In 1978, Jean was President of the London branch of the Women's Teacher Federation. Jean accepted compulsory retirement in 1992 and in 2001 responded to a yearning for the classroom by enlisting as a supply teacher to teach as opportunities permitted, which continued until June, 2007. She had many interests including music, flower gardening, photography, heritage buildings, genealogy, and embroidery. A private family service at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, London was followed by cremation. A public memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street at Queens Ave., London, on Sunday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society, Salvation Army, or World Vision would be appreciated and acknowledged. (