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HILL, Kenneth Charles Willoughby

HILL, Kenneth Charles Willoughby

Kenneth Charles Willoughby Hill, 89 years of age, passed to rest on Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Salmon Arm, BC.

Born March 8, 1928 in Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, he completed a diploma in Physiotherapy from Field of Morris Physiotherapy School in London in 1951. His career began with physiotherapy practices in Coventry, Bleanau Ffestiniog, and Wolverhampton in the UK. He emigrated to Canada with his family in 1967 and was Associate Professor in the School of Physiotherapy, Dalhousie University, NS until his retirement in 1989. Following retirement Ken volunteered for 10 years with Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada and A Better World Canada to develop rehabilitation services for children with polio in rural Kenya. He was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from Dalhousie University in 2002 for his pioneering humanitarian work. His wife, Hazel, was his companion and best friend for 66 years.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel of Salmon Arm, brother David (Margaret) Hill of London, UK, daughter Karen (Henry) Leung of Lacombe, AB, son Kelvin (Marcia) Hill of Lacombe, AB, son Colin (Sheila) Hill of Lacombe, AB, daughter Susan (Kroy) Christison of Salmon Arm, BC and 7 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 31, 2017, 1:00 pm at the Salmon Arm Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Donations may be made in his honor to the Ken Hill Memorial Fund at A Better World Canada (www.abwcanada.ca).

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca.

Condolence Messages
  • Feb 16, 2018
    Hello Family of Ken Hill, one of our dearest and most organized professors at Dalhousie! I graduated in 1981 and have very fond memories of this kind kind man and his interesting stories of how rehabilitation was done after the war, with fires in the wards that you had to use to heat the water for the hot packs, how to watch out for shrapnel in your patients. Such a lovely person and a beautiful life. The Kenya experience was inspiring to many I am sure.
    Heather (Gingles) MacAuley PT 1981
  • Jan 17, 2018
    Dear Hill Family:
    We are very sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Our prayers are for you at this time.
    We will miss his gentle personality and a smile that lit up the room and made one feel loved. We are thinking of you, especially Hazel, as we know you will miss him dearly.
    Blessings to you all,
    Jay, Colleen, Cal and Cailin Richards
  • Dec 27, 2017
    Our condolences to the entire Hill Family as you mourn the loss of Ken. We had the privilege of having Ken and Hazel as active members of the Dartmouth S.D.A. Church in the mid 90's while I was pastor there. We reconnected again while we were with our daughter (Kim Harrington) 2013 & 2014 in Salmon Arm. Our love and prayers go out to Hazel and the family. Ken was an inspiration to everyone he touched not only in his active years but also in his retirement. We were pleased to know him and to meet his family over the years. God Bless You All.
    Lloyd and Sandra Steeves