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HILLMAN, Elwood

August 24, 1922 – February 7, 2013

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Elwood; a beloved husband, proud father, devoted grandfather, and fast friend.

WWII veteran who served in Australia and Asia with the 1st Special Wireless Group of the Royal Canadian Corps Signals 1944-1946, and in Egypt and various posts in the NWT and Canada including service in the Militia. He was well known in the Construction Industry for his work in advocacy and labour relations. His travels worldwide took him to historical and archaeological sites in the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Canal transits were a favourite including, Suez, Panama, and the Kiel Canal. Countless trips with Cunard across the North Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Caribbean where he could be found enjoying some great reading in their libraries. His destination was often Bournemouth, England, where he had many friends. A member of the Masonic Order and its concordant bodies, Past Grand Patron of Alberta O.E.S. and member of Zenith Chapter #85. Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, #15 Cochrane. Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Royal Life Saving Instructor, stamp collector and traveller. Elwood was a gentleman of the old school, a man of honour and integrity who was dedicated to family and friends. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Mourning the loss are his devoted wife Olive, three dearly loved sons; Jamie (Susanne) of Courtenay, BC; Ron (Sylvia) of Didsbury, AB; and Jeffrey Bournemouth from the UK; Four grandchildren Ashley, Lauren, Lindsay and Evan; he is also survived by a nephew, nieces, and cousins.

Funeral Services to be held at St. Mark and St. Philip Anglican Church (1802 – 33rd Avenue S.W.) on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are gratefully received to St Marks Anglican Church where Elwood was an active member for 50 years for a memorial in his memory. The family wish to thank the GARP staff at the Rockyview, Dave and Leslie Rogess, and the many dear friends for their comfort and support.

In living memory of Elwood Hillman, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Bow Valley Exteriors Ltd :

    Our condolences and best wishes to Ron and Sylvia and family. In the short time we knew Elwood, we found him to be a gentleman; one of “The Good Guys”. Yves, Dennis and Darren.

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  2. From all of us at CertainTeed Gypsum Canada our sincere condolences. Elwood was a fine gentleman and a great asset to the Walls & Ceilings industry.

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  3. Alpine Drywall (Calgary) Ltd. :

    Our sincerest condolences to Ron, Sylvia and family from Alpine Drywall (Calgary) and staff. Elwood was a highly dedicated Executive Director of the AWCA and his commitment to the members helped to better the industry.

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  4. Craig Broder - Imasco Minerals Inc. :

    To The Hillman family,
    As we all mourn the loss of Elwood, I also reflect on the true gentleman Mr. Elwood Hillman exeplified. He was an inspiration to all the lives he touched with his kind words and honourable spirit. A true friend for whom always led by example.
    Sincere condolences to the Hillman family from Imasco Minerals Inc. friends of Elwood.

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  5. Alberta Wall & Ceiling Association - Board of Directors and Members :

    Our sincere condolences to the Hillman Family. Elwood’s dedication and commitment to members, the association and the industry shaped the evolution of the AWCA. His impact continues to be felt and respected. We honour Elwood Hillman’s legacy to this industry with the annual presentation of the Elwood Hillman Award which is presented to an AWCA member who exemplifies the characteristics of this remarkable man. He did indeed better the industry.

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  6. So sad to hear of Elwood’s passing. His contribution to the Alberta Wall and Ceiling Association was beyond excellent. It was always a pleasure to work with him and I will miss him very much.

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  7. Ron & Sylvia,
    It was a shock to read of Elwood’s passing. We always enjoyed talking to him. Please pass on our condolences to Olive and Jamie
    Gerry & Bob
    We will be in touch.

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  8. Dear Olive, I am so saddened by the loss of Elwood. I have missed you both at Chapter. May you always find comfort in your many memories and your family.
    Star Love, Zenith #85 Tina Kuchtyn

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  9. Richard and Norma Trumble :

    We offer sincere condolences to Jeff and his family on the passing of his Father, Elwood Hillman. We are the Mother and Father of Jeff’s friend, Ken Trumble.

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  10. Siding Contractors Association of Alberta :

    Sincerest condolences to Ron, Sylvia and family, our thoughts are with you. Elwood’s dedication and commitment to SCAA and members was highly respected. His contribution to the Siding Industry will be remembered for years to come.

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