elevated 7wW1J February 5, 1945 ~ August 20, 2018

elevated 7wW1J Visitation
Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm 

elevated 7wW1J Monday, August 27, 2018 from 10 – 11 am

elevated 7wW1J Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated 7wW1J Funeral Mass
Monday, August 27 at 11:30 am                                   

elevated 7wW1J Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated 7wW1J Interment
Christ the King Catholic Cemetery – Use Ressor Road entrance
7770 Steeles Avenue East, Markham, ON, L6B 1A8

elevated 7wW1J Obituary

elevated 7wW1J Andrew James Hillier, 73, of Scarborough, Ontario, passed away surrounded by his family on August 20, 2018 after a hard fought battle with a sudden illness. Andy is survived by his wife Dena (née Marques) of 39 years, sons Robert (Sherry Sayers) and Christopher, daughter Sara (Eric Lamy), grandson Reid and granddaughters Max and Blake Lamy, sister Ruth Burton, step-brother Robert Vallis (June), sisters-in-law Miranda Pinto, Christine Steeves (Brian), Michaela Marques, Maria Raymond (Ivan Brookes), Teresa Van Fleet (Peter McAdam), aunt Lucy Robbins and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his father Andrew Hillier, mother Helen May Vallis (nee Robbins), his step-father Llewllyn Vallis, sister June Hillier, his step-siblings Fred Vallis, Roy Vallis, Marion Wessell and Betty Smith (Bill), brother-in-law Bruce Burton, aunts Belle Robbins, Ivy Robbins (Neil Oakley), uncles Fred Robbins (Betty) and George Robbins. Andy was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend. He was proud of his children, his grandchildren and the home he and Dena had worked hard to provide for their family. He loved his native Newfoundland, rock n roll, playing his guitar and a cold beer. He was a graduate of University of Toronto where he majored in philosophy and minored in anthropology. He believed learning was a lifelong endeavour and filled the house with his books. He was knowledgeable on many topics and would chat for hours about sports, politics, etc. He was quick to laugh, an independent thinker and always did things the way he wanted. Recently he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and passing on his extensive knowledge to them. He was a devoted husband and happily assisted Dena with her many charitable causes over the years. Through Dena he was an honourary member of Prince of Peace Parish. He was always gifting his family with his finds from thrift stores, taking care to chose things he thought they would like. He was an inspiration to his children and grandchildren and will be deeply missed. 

elevated 7wW1J Reception

elevated 7wW1J Christ the King Cemetery (7770 Steeles Ave E Markham) – Following the interment

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