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Gene Autry Hill


Gene Autry Hill

Gene Autry Hill – 81, of Port Williams, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Pereaux, he was a son of the late Oliver John and Frances (Balsor) Hill.

Prior to retirement, Gene worked for Valley Farms for a number of years. His hard work and dedication was valued by many. He was an excellent wheeler and dealer. He loved a fair bargain and always kept an eye out for a good buy, sell or trade. He was also full of humour and fun, and never missed a chance to tell a great story. Above all, he loved his family and friends dearly and would do anything for them.

Gene is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean (Martin); sons, Peter (Shelley), Lakeville; and James (Dave), Victoria, BC; brother, Donald (Freda) Hill, Centreville; brother-in-law, George Roy, Canning; sister-in-law, Elsie Hill, Kentville; grandchildren, Karen Hill, Thomas (Amanda) Hill and Logan (Melissa) Hill; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Oliver, Alex and Carl; sisters, Lavinia Roy, Dolena Hill, Eva Weldon, Rose Viner, Mildred Adams and Maxine Benjamin; and his grandson, Michael, in infancy.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. A public graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2023 in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the IWK Children’s Hospital Foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to

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Service Date
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Service Time
1:00 p.m.
Service Location
Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Nova Scotia

There will be no visitation by request

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society or the IWK Children’s Hospital Foundation