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"McSH" 2003 Obituary


McSHANE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-12 published
The family regrets to announce the death of James HILLEN, formerly of Montreal and Ottawa, in Bermuda on June 12, 2003. Born April 20, 1920, Belfast, he died peacefully after a short illness and was buried on the 17th June, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret (FINLAYSON) Bermuda. A sister, Susan (J. D. McSHANE) Ottawa. His daughter Susan, (Dr. Simon COTE) United Arab Emirates. His son, Douglas (Allison MAITLAND) Bermuda. His grandchildren, Georges COTE, Montreal. Amy CÔTÉ (Emmanuel DAVALOS) Montreal. James, Christian, and Samantha HILLEN, Bermuda. His great-grand_son, Loic DAVALOS, Montreal. Mr. HILLEN joined the Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment of Canada in 1936 and served overseas from 1940-1945. He was captured at Dieppe and was detained for over two years as a prisoner-of-war in Germany. After his repatriation to Canada he studied at McGill University, graduating with a C.A. degree in 1955. He was a life member of both the Quebec and Ontario Order of Chartered Accountants as well as the Canadian Institute. He began his career with Cunnard Steamship Co. and then worked for a group of shipping interests and was instrumental in their relocation to Bermuda in 1961. In Bermuda he also worked for the Bermuda Hospitals Board and Ancon. A keen golfer, he was also a 20 year member of the Lions Club and an active member of Christ Church, Warwick. He will be sadly missed by his family and Friends.
Died This Day -- Louis Hémon, 1913
Monday, July 7, 2003 - Page R5
Novelist born in Brest, France, on October 12, 1880; 1911, immigrated to Montreal; moved to the Lac-St-Jean region of Quebec to work on backwoods farm; used experience to write Maria Chapdelaine, a classic account of Quebec habitant life; killed in a railway accident in Northern Ontario; book published posthumously.

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