Lawrence ‘Larry’ Hill

December 17, 1949 – February 22, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Larry was born on December 17, 1949, in Trail, British Columbia, and passed away surrounded by family, after battling vascular dementia, on February 22, 2023, in Trail.
He was predeceased by his father and mother, Roland and Ivy Hill (nee Ewings), and his brother Dave.
Larry is survived by his wife Catharina ‘Carol’ Hill (nee Postmus), his children Alicia (Jan Bigras) and Jeffrey (Casey Chapman), his sister Lynn Seal (nee Hill) (Kevin), his brother Gordon Hill (Evelyn), his mother-in-law Elizabeth Postmus, and his grandsons Nicholas and Carter Bigras. He will be remembered as well by his nephews, nieces, and many cousins.
He is also survived by the entire West Kootenay Big Game Hunting and Trophy Association, of which he spent the greater part of his life as an integral member. Larry loved hunting and hunters; every hunter he met had a tour of his mount collection and he talked for hours about hunting.
His home was always a welcome place for everyone. His tenure as an award-winning hunter and scorer has ensured a lasting legacy within that community.
Larry worked at Cominco for 35 years as a Millwright. In addition to being an avid hunter, Larry also enjoyed fishing, quadding, boating, spending time outdoors, cooking and BBQ-ing. Larry loved spending time with his family and close friends, going to the casino with his wife Carol, and listening to his son and daughter sing (he even learned to enjoy classical music although country was by far his favorite).
His grandsons always had a particularly special place in his heart. He loved his visits with them and especially enjoyed watching them play baseball and hockey.
A Celebration of Life will be held in June, at a date and location as of yet undecided. Andreas Schmitz of Clark’s Funeral Services has been entrusted with arrangements.
In honor of Larry’s lasting contributions to the hunting community and in remembrance of his life, your donations made in Larry’s memory to the Larry Hill Memorial Scholarship Fund through the West Kootenay Big Game Association would be greatly appreciated. This fund will help to nurture and support the next generation of wildlife hunting enthusiasts.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s online register at
On Feb 22nd, Larry hung up his “Gone Hunting” sign and went to heaven.
“The Old Man once said that the best part of hunting and fishing was the thinking about going and the talking about it once you got back”. – Robert Ruark
“Life is not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away” – George Strait

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