251 Garafraxa Street
PO Box 328
Memories of Mel Hill
From: James Lemire
To my long time friend Tammy, and your family, my condolences on your loss
From: Ron and Velma Smart
Elaine our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Keep the happy memories close. Mel's smile was always so welcoming. Sincere sympathy to you.
From: Tammy Hollard
My heart is broken with the loss of my cousin Mel. I have known him since I was a child. Elaine and Mel welcomed me into their home. When I had children I brought them to see Uncle Mel who quickly became their favourite Uncle. Mel had the biggest heart and was there for everyone but his wife Elaine was always number one. He raised there fine children and his grandchildren brought a twinkle to his eye. I know that he is watching over Elaine and following her on his completed Indian Chief bike. Be well Elaine and kids. Elaine you were his one true love, even more than his bike. All my Love, Tammy Hollard
From: Randy Smith
So sorry to here about Mel. Great friend and co-worker. We had many talks and laughs together. You are missed. Randy
From: Linda & David Fowler & The Hudson Family
Elaine & family. We are all so sorry to hear of Mel's passing. He was an awesome man.I always thought you were an incredible couple with an amazing family. My mom thought the world of you all as we did. One of moms favorite stories to tell was how Mel took her for a ride around the block( Westmount) on his Harley. She was never so scared in all her life. I think she may have squished him half to death. I remember starting RBW in the early 80's and being surprised to see him operating the #3 Binder. I have to say that he was one of the nicest and best operators there. Moving out of Owen Sound, I didn't see you much, but whenever I did, it was always so nice to chat with both of you. I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Mel will be sadly missed by anyone who ever met him. Thinking of you all. Linda, David Fowler - John - Nancy - Pat - Carl Hudson
From: Anne Simkins
To the Hill family I am so sorry for your loss
From: Fraser & Diane Wilson
Our sincere condolences to you & your family on the passing of Mel. We did not know a great deal about you folks. We shall miss our friendly chit chats with you on Sunday mornings at Kettles. Fraser & Diane
From: Doris wilcox
Elaine , sorry to hear about Mel, quite a surprise , for everyone. My sympathy to you and your family. Doris Wilcox
From: Don & Marsha Courtney
Sending our sincere sympathy to Mel's family.
From: Bev Walker
To The Hill Family, I am sorry for your loss of a loving husband. We had many great times together. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Paul and Lynn Ramsay
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Mel today. Mel will be greatly missed in the community. He was a great guy.
From: David and Patricia Hulsebosch
To the Hill Family: I am so sorry for the loss of a loving husband and father at this time.Your family are in our thoughts and prayer
From: Corny and Fay Vlielander
Elaine and family please accept our condolences in the passing of Mel husband, father and grandfather we will miss his humour as I know you will too.It just reminds us that life is too short and we should not take for granted that we will be here on earth tomorrow. Again our sympathies
From: Brian & Debbie Hiscox
Elaine & family, so sorry to hear of Mel's passing. We worked with Mel for years, had lots of laughs from his great stories. We will miss those "one liners" he would say, followed by that awesome grin of his as he walks away. Mel will be missed by all.
From: June (cousin) and Frank Benedict
What a nice picture of Mel. That is just the way we would all want to remember him. He was such a fun guy to be around. We have many memories of fun times in the past with his dry sense of humour. We trust happy memories you have will sustain you now and in the months ahead. June and Frank Benedict, Abbotsford, B.C.
From: Bev Shepherd , Debbie White
We are so sorry to hear about Mel's passing. We always went looking for Mel and Elaine at the CMVG events. A great guy to talk to and such a quite way about him. He will be missed.
From: Phil and Linda Carter
Elaine and Family: We were saddened to hear about the passing of Mel. Such a wonderful man, husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
From: Lyn Carnahan
Georgia and Family: So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. Lyn
From: cindy stevenson
My sincere sympathy goes out to the whole Hill family. So so many memories growing up with this family, alot of good times, many times sitting at the dinner table Elaine is a fabulas cook would never go hungry when she was cooking. The door was always open, Mel would always tees having a smile on his face never new what comment he had to say. Feel blessed and felt like family, great people, Mel will be missed for sure. Forever, SC
From: Cathy Jackson
Elaine and family I am so sorry for your loss. Mel was a great person always a twinkle in his eye and a smile for everyone. He will be missed by a lot of people. Keeping you in my thoughts.
From: Sophia Caudle (cousin to Elaine)
Dear Elaine, I truly understand all that you are feeling and going through as you mourn the passing of your dear husband, Mel. Cherish your memories and the gift of time, the many years you had together! My thoughts and prayers to all of you. Love, Sophia xoxoxoxo
From: Garth & Janet Henry
Friends and co-worker of Lance. Our condolences to you, Lori and family in this most difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers our friend.
From: bryan & kathy fraser
Elaine and family Our deepest condolences and sympathies for your loss
From: David and Linda Hay
Words cannot describe the shock and sadness we felt upon learning of Mel's passing. The Townline will never be the same without its "mayor". Engaging, easy going and a wry sense of humour, he will indeed be missed by all who knew him.
From: Graham & Jane Lawrenson
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Elaine and your family at this most difficult time. Graham will miss the walks in the woods, looking at Mel's treasures and sometimes if lucky Mel would sell him a part or two! Mel & Elaine always had adventures and great stories to tell, with many laughable moments. His Indian Motorcycle will always be forever a memory of his life & passion. Graham & Jane Lawrenson
From: Jerry Jackson, Patty Green
Thinking of you Elaine and ALL of your Family with thoughts and prayers.We Both have many memories of Mel being the Kindest, Funniest person.
From: Jen Border and Dave Walsh
Our deepest condolences to you Elaine and family.I worked many years with Mel.I remember him telling me about getting this ferris wheel and building it for the grandkids. He was such a great guy and made many people laugh with all his stories.RIP MEL
From: MIKE DOWNS
Elaine, I am so sorry, just found out about Mel. He was a great lovable guy and will be missed at our bike get-to-gethers. You stay strong, sounds like you have a good size family to help. Maybe you should take up motorcyling, if anything that will help keep Mel's memory alive.
From: Sherri Courtney & family
Our condolences to Elaine and her family for your loss of Mel.
From: Ron and Marilyn Armstrong
We are sorry to hear of Mel's passing, our thoughts & prayers are with you & your Family, will miss having coffee with him at the Coffee Shop
From: Anna Donato
My deepest condolences at this very sad and difficult time in your life. Know that he will always watch over you. Love, thoughts & prayers to all of you.
From: Bonny & Fred Mandeno
Our condolences Elaine, and to your family on the passing of Mel. Mel always had a smile on his face and he will be sorrowly missed.
From: Diane Stephens
Elaine and family. I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Mel's passing. He was a good friend of Ken's and I used to hear lots of stories about him. He was always so kind and friendly wherever I would see him out and about. My thoughts are with all of you. Diane
From: Doug and Marg Gibbons
Elaine and family I am still in shock to hear of Mels passing he will always be remembered by so many . We always had a good time when yous were around . Going back in years I guess it would be 55 years we knew him . He will be MISSED Keeping you in my Prayers
From: Marilyn Lemon
To my dear friend and co-worker of 28 years, Georgia and her family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Mel's character and strength will live on in his children and grandchildren forever. Blessings, xo
From: Kathryn Warren
So sorry for your loss of a great man. My thoughts are with you. Kathryn Warren
From: Paul Evans
Mel was a cool man with lots of know how. I enjoyed the countless times we shared over the years. He loved and adored Elaine and his entire family. Mel and I always compared movies that we had seen at the Galaxy and good ones coming. He will certainly be missed. The coffe gang has lost one of its finest. It won't be the same. Easy going Mel with a fabulous sense of humour and very kind heart.
From: Karen Sweiger
I want to express sincere condolences to Georgia & her family on the passing of her father. Very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
From: Neil and Doreen McKay
So very sorry to hear the news of Mel's passing ! Neil had coffee with him very recently at the Coffee Shop, and we did not know that he was ill. Mel was certainly a well liked guy, and he will be missed by his many friends in the Chatsworth area.. Our most sincere sympathy to you, Elaine and your family! Wishing you strength.
From: Barrie Rahn and Diane Keeling
So sorry to hear of Mel's passing. He has been a true friend since childhood. We really enjoyed your visit with Elaine a few years back and looked forward to hooking up when we returned home for visits. Will be missed. Barrie and Diane
From: Judy & Gord Lang
Elaine & family. It was our pleasure for us both to have worked with Mel at RBW over the years. You could always count on a great story and a few laughs from Mel. Please know that special thoughts are with you all.
From: Lee & Lelanda Haswell
Dear Elaine & Family, So sorry to hear of Mel's passing, our thoughts & prayers are with you & your Family. Cherish the memories you have of him.
From: Bev Specht
Sorry for your loss I worked with Mel at RBW; he was great guy to work with. It was always fun working with him. I'll miss our chats at local coffee shop.
From: Marcia Dixon
Elaine You and your Family are in my Prayers. I know the Great memories you have will help in the coming Months. Marcia Dixon ( Worked with Mel and Elaine at RBW )
From: Marlene Price
Elaine and family, sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. My condolences to you.
From: Gail & Greg McMillan
Elaine and family. Saddened to hear of Mel's passing. A dear soul who was so likable and always friendly. We had many good chats and laughs working together. Our thoughts and prayers with you all.
From: Lois and Willis Hicks
Elaine We are saddened to hear of Mel's passing. Our condolences and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you at this difficult time.
From: Cathryn Cole
Friend and co-worker of Georgia. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please extend my sympathy to your family and know that you are in my thoughts. Cathryn
From: Jeff Mitchell
Elaine and Family, Saddened to hear Mel passed away. My condolences. Mel was a knowledgeable individual, with a great sense of humour. Will miss our talks when I came out to the house or when he dropped by the plant for a visit.