George Hills remembered

George Hills loved the water. That much is clear for the Rupert-born and raised resident, who lost his battle with cancer in March

George Hills loved the water.

That much is clear for the Prince Rupert-born and raised resident, who lost his battle with lung cancer on March 3.

Born on New Year’s Day in 1945, and as early as his teenage years, George got involved in the fishing industry when he started working at the Prince Rupert Fisherman’s Co-op’s reduction plant.

The son of the former mayor of the same name, his father George Hills was a local politician, sitting in the mayor’s chair and serving as an alderman.

The younger George made a name for himself at the co-op and moved on to become operations manager.

“I worked at the co-op for George,” said friend Terry Armstrong.

“He was very practical; a down-to-earth kind of guy. Results were integral, he wanted to see results all the time. He was very much business-minded.”

Survived by his wife Anne-Marie and sons Terry, Kevin and Gary (who were all raised in Rupert) as well as his grandchildren, George loved to travel to his cabin at Lakelse Lake in Terrace and spend time boating and ski-dooing.

George also enjoyed playing cribbage with his sons and cruising the coast with ‘Moonriver’, his yacht. The former Rupertite loved life and will be missed by all.


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