Hill, Edith Inez

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.

17 replies
  1. Doreen/Patrick Marshall
    Doreen/Patrick Marshall says:

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire family. May God receive her into his Kingdom and let his Light Perpetual shine upon her and give her Peace.

  2. Paul
    Paul says:

    My Condolences to your family. I have know Mum Edith since she came to Evangel Temple Church. She was always friendly and have a big smile.
    I pray comfort for her family.
    Pastor Paul Gonsalves

  3. Joanna
    Joanna says:

    My heartfelt condolences to the entire family on this great loss. My memory of your mom, Roxanne, goes back to Evangel Temple when she used to visit with you. Such a beautiful soul. Her legacy lives on with you all. I pray that the almighty will comfort and grant you the grace to bear this loss. She has indeed transitioned home to Jesus!. Thank God for her life. Goodnight Mama Edith.

  4. Koreen Jones
    Koreen Jones says:

    Our deepest condolences to you dearest Roxanne and your entire family circle for the loss of your wonderful mom, Ms. Edith. May God grant each and everyone of you His perfect peace which passeth our understanding, at this time of your bereavement and onward. May her soul Rest In Sweet Peace????????.

    • Roxanne
      Roxanne says:

      Koreen thanks much for your sentiments and words of comfort to us at this time, they are appreciated. Thanks for taking the time Koreen, hope to catch up with you soon.


  5. Louise A. Liverpool MD
    Louise A. Liverpool MD says:

    What a privilege for Mrs. Edith Hill to live to the age of 98. I have fond memories of going to the home in Prashad Nagar. She always cooked well and would offer you something to eat. Her quiet demeanor was always evident and I think that one has to celebrate her life. I have not seen her since Guyana days and I am thankful to have known her. May she rest in Peace!

  6. John & Mezaun Evin
    John & Mezaun Evin says:

    Greta, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Your mum was truly blessed to be part of such a large family. I can see that’s where you got your gift of hospitality and cooking. May she continue to be an inspiration to all who knew her.
    May the warm memories of your mum stay with you forever. John & Mezaun

  7. Ann Atkey
    Ann Atkey says:

    Condolences to your family. My mom Rhetta enjoyed bridge with Edith for years at their bridge club that met at Glebe Church, and we are friends there now with Eleanor and Glen. I hope that warm memories make your loss less painful.

    • Eleanor Morrison
      Eleanor Morrison says:

      Hi Ann,
      Thank you so much for your words of comfort. Mom really enjoyed her bridge game. We will continue to remember.

  8. Nigel & Camille Warren
    Nigel & Camille Warren says:

    I got to know Edith through my Mother-in-law Linda Warren who is now deceased. My first impression of Edith was her quiet and gentle spirit, so much like my Mother-in-law, I think that’s why they bonded and built a friendship. Edith has been called to her Heavenly Home where there is no more pain or sickness. For the families left to mourn her loss may you find comfort and strength during this time, our heartfelt condolences. RIP beautiful lady.

    • Roxanne
      Roxanne says:

      Camille & Nigel,

      I agree with your verbal expressions about the two mothers and yes they are meeting again in their final home which they are now both enjoying. We appreciate the time she spent with us and God’s grace over her life and no more pain or sickness.
      Thanks & take care!

  9. Ann De Freitas
    Ann De Freitas says:

    My sincere condolences for your loss. I got to know Edith in Calgary and remember her with great fondness… especially her smile and laugh, and, of course, her cooking. She was a beautiful person, inside and out. RIP Edith.

    • Roxanne Hinds
      Roxanne Hinds says:

      Mom thoroughly enjoyed those times in Calgary with all of you, they were some of her best years. Thanks Ann for being a part of that and for the sentiments expressed at this time.


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