(Harris) Hill, Jeanne Stanford
Passed away January 2, 2020
HILL, Jeanne Stanford
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Jeanne Stanford Hill (Harris) - age 88, of Wolfville, NS passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, NS. Jeanne was born in Halifax, the daughter of the late J. Arthur and Ethel (Stanford) Harris of Dartmouth. Jeanne attended grammar school in Dartmouth and later attended Edgehill School for Girls in Windsor. She was a graduate of the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing, working in Toronto before moving west to Edmonton, Alberta. She worked for the City of Edmonton as public health nurse and after raising her family Jeanne returned to work as a nurse at the Edmonton General Hospital where she worked in palliative care. This had a profound effect on her views on the dignity of dying. Jeanne met John D. Hill, a fellow maritimer in Edmonton and they were married in 1960. Jeanne was very compassionate and caring and volunteered for several community organizations. These included Meals on Wheels, UNICEF, the Salvation Army and the YWCA. Jeanne was also a board member of Robertson-Wesley United Church in Edmonton and later served on the board of Victoria Hall in Halifax. John and Jeanne loved their life in Edmonton where they hiked, sailed, and biked the river valley with their friends and family. Jeanne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by daughter, Heather Hill (Michael Townsend) of Wolfville; sons Iain Hill of Toronto, ON, David Hill Harris of Vancouver, BC and her special grandchildren Callum Oxley-Hill, Alexandra Townsend, JW Townsend, Trevor Townsend; sister Nita Ellis of Summerside, PEI; nephews, Robert, Gordon and David (Janet). Jeanne was predeceased by beloved husband, John D. Hill and brother-in-law, John K. Ellis. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. A celebration of Jeanne's life will take place in summer. Donations in her memory can be made to Hope for Wildlife. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online condolences may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com
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