It is with heavy hearts that we sadly mark the peaceful passing of Irene Clara Hill.
Irene “Buckley” Hill was born in Trail, B.C., raised in the Pend Oreille on the Buckley Homestead where the 7 Mile Damn is now situated & the Buckley campground.
Daughter of Arthur & Marion Buckley, sister to Anna Buckley Mclean & Neil- deceased), Gary Buckley (Diane-deceased), Hugh Buckley (Shirley), Kathy Buckley Seville (Jack- deceased) & Fred Buckley (Janice)
Irene married Donald Hill on December 16th, 1952 at the Columbia Gardens family home. Don & Irene moved to Robson in 1964 where they purchased property & built their home and lived there until 2019, when they moved to Castlewood.
Irene spent many years volunteering with Girl Guides and retired as District Commissioner. Irene enjoyed bowling, sewing, gardening and her family. After Colleen and Donna left home, Irene joined Don travelling with Emil Anderson Construction and worked on numerous paving projects through out the province until retirement.
Irene & Don joined the Pass Creek Fall Fair organization and help build it into the Fair grounds it is today. All the buildings at the Fair grounds were built by Irene & Don with the help of wonderful volunteers. Irene was the main organizer of the Pass Creek Fall Fair for over 25 years. Irene helped host two R.C.M.P. Musical Rides and numerous other community events held at the grounds.
Irene leaves behind her loving husband of nearly 70 years Don Hill, daughter’s Colleen “Hill” Mooney (Craig), Donna Hill Smith (Rick) Grand-daughters Jamie Madeira (Dan), Jessica Smith (Charlie) Great-grandson’s Lincoln & Knox Madeira & Levi Roan Coleman.
Wife, Mom, Grandma and Great-grandma, Sister & Friend will be dearly missed by those lives she touched and we will cherish her memory forever.
MOM, WE LOVE YOU DEARLY AND THERE IS A NOW A VOID IN OUR HEARTS THAT WON’T BE HEALED UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.
Thank you to Dr. Ellen Smart, staff at Castleview and Castlewood for the wonderful care given to Irene.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Heart / Stroke foundation or charity of your choice.
Please join the family in a Celebration of Life for Irene on October 16th, 2022 at the Robson Hall between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.