Please forgive me…I lost track of time, but I never forgot you.

It’s been 7 years. Mr H., I miss you.

HILTON _ J. Lewis. Lew died suddenly but peacefully after a short illness with acute leukemia on May 12, 2004, in Vancouver. He was born in Moose Jaw, Sask., on April 6th, 1938, to Kay and Cliff Hilton. They moved to Victoria in 1943 because his dad was posted here in the Army. Lew received all his elementary and high schooling (Oak Bay High) here. He got his degree in Music, and from there on was a beloved band and math teacher in Vancouver for almost 40 years, retiring in 2002. His unique way of teaching both Music and Math with humor will always be remembered by his students. Laughter, fun and nonsense is how we in the family will always remember Lew – especially all the little kids because he made each one feel so special, as they came along. He endeared himself to each and everyone. He was predeceased by his dad Cliff in 1957, his mom Kay in 1985 and his only brother Jim in 2000. He is survived by his partner My Doan; his sister-in-law Irene; his niece Jeanette Bergen, her husband Lorin, and their little girls, Emily and Tasha. Lew also has a nephew Chris in Ontario. Also filled with great sorrow, but so privileged in having had Lew in our lives since day one, are first cousins in Victoria, Kaye Fritz and Wes, children Pat and Jeff; Dave Fitzgerald and Lorie, their children Debbie, Shawna and Marnie; Dan Fitzgerald and Dawn, their children Erin and Cara; Rossena Peterson and Terri Lynde. Cousin Bill Hutchinson in Vancouver and Aunt Aileen Carveth and her daughter Marjorie Kay Ryan mourn in Moose Jaw, as do all our respective children and grandchildren. Lew was a good friend to many people during his life, Donnie Clark, Ray and Nancy Hughes, Bob and Vee McDonald and Brian Todd in Kelowna he was especially fond of. Funeral service is on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at the Mennonite Church, 7155 Sherbrooke St., Vancouver, at 10:30am. You are in our hearts forever, so till we meet again Lew, Goodnight, Sweet Prince

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