Harold Joseph Hilton

Hilton, Harold Joseph – Age 90, Enfield, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2017, in Halifax Infirmary, QEII, surrounded by his family. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Joseph and Erema (Lantz) Hilton.

Harold had been employed for 31 years as a radio and television technician at Eatons. In his earlier years he enjoyed fishing on the banks of the Shubenacadie River. During his retirement, he could always be found repairing or cleaning things around the house and yard. On Sundays, he enjoyed listening to his music collection. He loved watching old black and white movies and tinkering with his electronics. He had a soft spot for cats, dogs and young people. His lighthearted, happy approach to life will be sadly missed.

Surviving are his wife, the former Monica Horne; children, Hal, Helen (Wayne) Strickland, Peter (Heather), Anna, Carolyn (Jim) Smith, all of Enfield; Maria (Phil) Johns, Longwood, Australia; grandchildren, Wesley (Heather), Ken (Holly), Ashley (Amanda), Donovan, Janine, Joe, Josh, Connor, Ben, Nick, MacGillivray; five great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Lewin; sister-in-law, Gloria Hilton; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter-in-law, Maggie; brother, Clyde, brother-in-law, Reg Lewin.

Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, at 11 a.m., in St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Enfield, with Father Michael Walsh officiating. Interment of ashes will be in St. Bernard’s Columbarium. The family will meet friends for a reception following the service at the Enfield Legion. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to a local SPCA branch.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

Many thanks to the VON, and the staff of the Halifax Infirmary for the wonderful care that Harold received.

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