James Hilliard “Hill” Innis of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Area Two, Rimbey on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the age of 79 years.
Hill was born in Kinistino, Saskatchewan on March 24, 1933. His family moved to Salmon Arm, B.C. in 1951, but as a young man, Hill wished to move to Edmonton where he found employment in building construction until 1952. In 1953, he went to work in the coal mines in Yellowknife, N.W.T., where he remained for a few years. Hill then returned to Alberta in 1956, where he was employed with Calgary Power, later known as TransAlta Utilities. He was united in marriage to Pat in 1957, and they resided in several different east Central Alberta communities before moving to Rimbey in 1982. Hill retired in 1991, and together with Pat they farmed north of Rimbey until 2005. They later relocated into town where they have resided until his passing.
Hill will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved wife, Pat; his two sons, Brent (Diana) Innis of Westlock; and Dan (Judy) Innis of Calgary; three cherished grandchildren, Sara, Michael, and Tanner; in addition to family friend, Linda Innis of Drayton Valley. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his two brothers, Bliss (Marie) Innis of Vernon, B.C.; and Bob (Mim) Innis of Kamloops, B.C.; his sister, Arlene (Dick) Wood also of Kamloops B.C.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Hill was predeceased by his parents, Susan and Alex Innis; two sisters, Pat Gansert and Karen Irwin; his stepbrother, Brian Whiting; and his brother-in-law, Ed Gansert.
A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Hill’s Life was held at the Rimbey United Church, Rimbey on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend David Holmes officiating. Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. Interment will be held at a later date in the columbarium at the West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Hill’s Memory may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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