Andrew Mark Hill

October  11th, 1954 June  28th, 2024
Alphington, Victoria
Andrew Mark Hill

 

Devoted husband to Debbie, beloved son of Rowlie (dec.) and Joy (dec.), brother to Stuart, father to Erin and Dan, father in law to Georgie and Joseph, adoring Poppy to Lizzie, Orson, Jack and Magnus. Died peacefully surrounded by family.

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July 10, 2024
Andrew was a very good friend of mine. I am going to miss his sense of humour, his precise manner and his great respect for your opinion.
I am going to miss our man-to-man chats over a cup of tea at home or at his local cafe. Was always a great friend and great company, I will cherish the memories!
Rest in peace good mate.
Tony Byrne
July 8, 2024
“Growing up in Alphington was a very special time with childhood memories to cherish. In adulthood, there’s a great appreciation of how a close knit community helped create such a sense of belonging and connection to Alphington that remains today. This sense of belonging might be viewed as one reason Andrew and Debbie purchased their home in Alphington, remaining due to strong childhood connections for Andrew growing up in Yarralea Street. My sister Kay and I lived across the road from the Hill's. We attended Alphington Primary School together, although I was a year ahead of Andrew. After school, we often played at each other’s homes. I especially remember the large tree at the rear of their home which we often climbed to peer over into the property at the rear as well as using the tree as part of our imaginary play. In those days, the tree seemed to be ever so high and we felt proud of ourselves for mastering the skill climbing as high as we could. The apple tree in our backyard was not comparable to the tree at the Hill’s. There might also have been the occasional shout out from Rowlie to get down from the tree or at least to be careful!

Thinking back, I also remember play involving Cowboys and Indians, not likely to be viewed as play that’s politically correct today! But there was also many a day making mudpies in cubby houses and riding tricycles along the Hill's concrete driveway and I have a vague recollection of a billycart at some stage. My Mum Isobel and Andrew’s Mum Joy were close friends and as families we once all shared in a holiday vacation in a guesthouse in Rosebud. (not sure if Stuart will remember this being that bit younger) but somewhere in our photo collection, there’s black and white photos of us as children alongside a monument down Rosebud way. It’s been a privilege to remain as a childhood friend of Andrew’s and seeing his resilience at the challenges he faced with illness during his lifetime. I’m thankful to Debbie for embracing those he had formed connections with in childhood and for the amazing and supportive partner and also friend she’s been. There’s something very special about knowing someone from childhood through to adulthood; knowing you have shared part of life’s journey together. I am grateful and thankful in the way Andrew has been a part of my life’s journey and he will be greatly and fondly missed".

Sincere condolences to all the family from Anne (nee Hamilton) and Bruce Houghton.
Anne Houghton
July 6, 2024
Wow Andrew, you certainly defied the odds for many years. We used to call you the miracle man.
We first met you and Deb over 45 years ago on Hayman Island, we just connected instantly . It must have been your wit and easy going nature and Deb’s smile and laugh that drew us together.
You are one of our dearest friends and we are going to miss you, as well as our one and half hour phone calls when we would ring for a quick chat.
RIP our dear friend.
Love Kim & Steve xx



Kim & Steve Costello
July 5, 2024
I had the pleasure of meeting Andrew as part of his allied health support team. He was a lovely and funny man to have in the room. He taught me a lot about the roller coaster of living with cancer and I loved that he didn't hold back in telling me that I needed to get some better tissues in the room :) An upgrade that will remain.

Best Wishes to his family and friends,
Angie Bruce
Angie Bruce

Family tree

Rowland Wallace Hill
Joyce Beatrice Hill
Debbie Hill
Stuart Hill
Erin Hill
Dan Hill
Stuart Hill
Debbie Hill
Erin Hill
Dan Hill
Andrew Hill

Favorite Things


What was Andrew's favorite Sports Team?
The Mighty Bombers
What was Andrew's favorite Drink?
Mclaren Vale Shiraz
What was Andrew's favorite way to exercise?
Walking to the best latte in town

Celebration of Life Service


We know that Andrew would want us all to take a moment (or two) to share in the many great memories and stories of the last seventy years.

Please join us to reflect on and celebrate the life of ​Andrew on Thursday July 11 at 12:00pm. For all the information and to RSVP, please click on the link below:



https://events.humanitix.com/andrew-hill-s-last-hurrah1

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In lieu of flowers, a page has been set up with the Cancer Council of Victoria where donations can be made in Andrews name, should you wish to.

https://www.cancervic.org.au/fundraise/in-memory/andrew-hill.html
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