Edith Inez Hill
October 25, 1922 – January 9, 2021
It is with great sadness that the family of Edith announces that she passed away peacefully on Saturday January 9, 2021 at the age of 98 at Cedarvale Terrace Long Term Care Home, Toronto. Some of Edith’s family members were at her bedside to comfort her.
Edith was born in Guyana and immigrated to Canada in 1977. She was the daughter of Inez Eastman (deceased), and sister to Alma, Lucille, Eloise, Maizee and Eddie (deceased). Edith was adopted by her Uncle Nathaniel Payne and his wife Bootie Payne, both deceased and her adoptive sister was Violet Crawford (deceased).
Edith was the wife of Thomas Jones Hill (deceased); loving mother of Shirley Bynoe (deceased), Yvonne Hill, Gloria Roberts (Roycroft), Lynette Kwaku (Ken), Eleanor Morrison (Glen Benway), Greta Warren (Deryck), Connell Hill (deceased), and Roxanne Hinds (Ecliffe).
She was fondly known to her grand children and great grandchildren as “Granny Edith” and they loved her broad beautiful smile. Her grandchildren are Marc Roberts (Angela), Jaurin Joseph, Davelle Morrison, Shaun Warren (DonnaMcQuade), Kieron Warren, Chenelle Hinds-Gore (Dean), Duane Hinds (Annemarie Lankhuijzen), Sabrina Callaghan (Ian), Ryan Hinds (Faye), Heather Benway and Greg Benway (Gao Yi). Her great grandchildren are Cassian Roberts, Christopher Joseph, Tatiana Joseph, Kyle Warren, Nikole Warren, Carlina Warren, Cooper Warren, Rylan Warren, DeAndre Hinds, Davin Hinds, Dawson Hinds and Malcolm Cromwell.
Edith was the beloved Aunt of the Bowen, Simon and Stephen families.
As an Elementary and Home Economics teacher in Guyana, she was successful in transitioning her students to higher education. Her last posting was at St. Stephen’s Church of Scotland School.
Always a charitable individual, her benevolence included preparing and serving meals to the homeless at her residence in Guyana. While staying at her daughter in Virginia, she again prepared and fed the homeless at her church, even continuing to fund the meal program after it was discontinued by the church.
She thoroughly enjoyed being with family and friends. Everyone was always welcome at her home where her famous Mac and cheese was always a part of the menu. Edith loved to play bridge, go to the movies, play the piano and travel.
Edith was an important influence on all the generations of our family, our cousins and friends and we all owe her a huge debt of gratitude for her inspiration, encouragement, support and mentorship.
John 14:1-3 “1Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held when it is COVID safe to do so.
Donations in her memory may be made to Alzheimer Society of Ontario.
The family wishes to acknowledge, with deep appreciation, the many expressions of love, sympathy and all acts of kindness shown to them during this sad time of bereavement. May God be with you all.