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Anthony Roger Hill

November 19, 1954 – July 4, 2022

Anthony (“Tony”) Roger Hill passed away peacefully, with family by his side, in Collingwood, ON. Tony is survived by his mother, Carol Hill; brothers Christopher Hill (Cherie) and Andrew Hill (Kelly); wife, Mary Lumbers; daughters Candice Derkson (Ryan), Alexandra Hill (Graham White), and Katherine Hill; and grandchildren Joshua Lewis, Emma Derkson, Rhys White, and Loic White.

Tony spent his final years in the Blue Mountains of Ontario. He also remained tied to the Yukon, where he spent 42 years building his business, Decora Landscaping, and career with the Yukon government, and raising his daughters with Mary. 

Tony was an adventurer – he loved life and lived it for the thrill of it, without sweating the challenges that came his way.  He fell for the Yukon after landing a dream job that took him trekking to the furthest corners of the territory. Mary joined the adventure in 1983 and they spent the next three and a half decades travelling the world together from their home base in Whitehorse.

Tony was a person of simple pleasures. He enjoyed skiing, golfing, fishing, sipping a scotch, wise-cracking his way through a game of dominos, and making meals for the people he loved. He was happiest when working on the cabin that he and Mary built in Atlin, BC. Tony was a pillar for his family, and a caring friend. He was quiet, but never held back his true thoughts and feelings with the people he held dear. He is greatly missed.

A celebration of life for Tony will be held at Mountain View Golf Course in Whitehorse, Yukon on Sunday, August 28. Join us to remember Tony between 2pm and 5pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Hospice Georgian Triangle.

Comments (3)

Margo Pincombe on Aug 2, 2022 at 6:33 pm

I’m so sad to hear of Tony’s passing today. I didn’t know Tony that well but he was always very respectful and a very nice man. My deepest condolences. Mary and family.

Paula Needham on Jul 26, 2022 at 11:03 am

Tony was a very sweet and generous man. i did not know him well, but when i was travelling to Kluane National Park with a friend from Holland many moons ago, Tony put us up for the night in Whitehorse and then let us use his and Mary's beautiful Atlin cottage after our long trek in Kluane. I did see him from time to time after that and always appreciated his kind and gentle manner. I am so very sorry for your loss Mary and daughters. Paula Needham

Ann Asquith on Jul 23, 2022 at 6:21 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Tony's passing - I enjoyed seeing him and Mary at Pilates - ever the gentleman and always in good humour. What a loss!

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