Glyn Charles Kent Hilchey

Passed 04/23/2023


Obituary For Glyn Charles Kent Hilchey

HILCHEY, Glyn Charles Kent, age 97, died peacefully on April 23, 2023 at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, Halifax, where he resided for the past several years. Prior thereto, he and his wife Shirley, of over 75 years, had been proud, longtime residents of Dartmouth, having moved there in 1960 from Montreal and previously Halifax.

He was the son of the late Stanley and Loretta Hilchey who originally resided in Stanley’s ancestral family home in Popes Harbour, on the Eastern Shore of NS, before relocating to Halifax where Glyn was born, the youngest of three sons, with the two older brothers, Harry and Ray, predeceasing him. It was at that peaceful Popes Harbour location that Glyn and Shirley spent many summer days enjoying the property and welcoming visitors, both during and after his successful sales career in electrical equipment throughout NS.

Glyn was involved with a number of local organizations, some of which were Boy Scouts, Emmanuel Anglican Church, and the Grand lodge of Masons of NS where he served as Worshipful Master, Woodlawn Lodge # 131 in 1971, and later as a District Chaplain. Prior thereto, Glyn served his country in WWII as a wireless radio operator, proficient in Morse Code, on merchant marine vessels during both coastal and oversees wartime voyages.

Glyn enjoyed reading, playing bridge, curling, golfing, fishing, gardening, cooking, genealogy research, and doing maintenance and restoration work at Popes Harbour. He loved the peacefulness found in the country and the beauty of nature. His belief in the Golden Rule and in adding value to life through hard work and perseverance were instilled in his family. He would be proud to have these values recognized as part of his legacy.

Glyn is survived by his wife Shirley (Hubley) Hilchey, his son Bruce Hilchey (Lynn), all of Dartmouth, and his son Terry Hilchey (Margo) of Braeshore, Pictou County, along with his two grandchildren Jeffery Hilchey (Krista) and Catherine Fraser (Andrew) and 4 great grandchildren (Quentin, Spencer, Marnie and Frederick).

His family is eternally grateful to the loving and caring staff of Floor 4, Westwood, at Camp Hill which was his recent home for several years.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service is planned at a future date, with internment in Mount Herman Cemetery, Dartmouth.

In memory of Glyn, please consider a Tree Certificate donation, details of which may be found under the "Plant Trees" section of this website.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 starting at 11:00 am at Christ Church, corner of Dundas and Octerloney Streets, in downtown Dartmouth.

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  • 04/01/2024

    Just remembering you today Glyn We had some good chats on your deck. I miss our lunches and life chats. Kyla(your handy person)

  • 05/03/2023

    Dear Aunt Shirley, Cousins Bruce & Terry, Beth & I were very saddened to hear of Uncle Glyn's passing. We will always remember the good times we had at family get togethers and Uncle Glyn's love of Pope's Harbour. We hope fond memories will ease the pain during this difficult time. Love, Judy & Beth

  • 05/03/2023

    Dear Shirley and Bruce and Terry our condolences to you and your families on the passing of Glyn Love Ernie & Annette

  • 05/02/2023

    Dear Shirley, Bruce & Terry, Condolences to you and your families on the passing of Glyn. My family and I(in particular my late mom Sybil), had/have fond memories of Glyn, including his stoicism and quiet sense of humour. Happy times were shared in Otterburn and St. Laurent, Quebec. May he rest in peace. - Elaine & Raymond

  • 04/29/2023

    Bruce We were sad to hear of the passing of your dad. So glad you left the hill early to go home and spend time with him. Cherish your memories. Paul & Anita

  • 04/27/2023

    Dear Shirley and Bruce, We were very sorry to learn of Glyn's passing. Thinking of you, Terry and the rest of the family at this sad time. Please do let us know when the memorial service will be taking place. With deepest sympathy, Graham Read and Bonnie Boyd-Read

  • 04/27/2023

    Condolences to Shirley and all the family on Glyn's passing. I had the pleasure of working with Glyn at Northern/NEDCO many years ago and it was indeed a pleasure.

  • 04/27/2023

    Bruce: We were sorry to hear of your father's passing. Gene and Mary Carew

  • 04/27/2023

    We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Hilchey's passing on Sunday. We wish him good speed on his last voyage! Thoughts and prayers to his family. Sincerely, Steinar Engeset and the Convoy Cup Foundation Board and Members


  • 2 TREES

    Gillian Hilchey planted 2 trees in memory of Glyn Charles Kent Hilchey . - 05/24/2023

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    Graham and Bonnie Read planted 2 trees in memory of Glyn Charles Kent Hilchey . - 05/09/2023

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    2 Trees were planted in memory of Glyn Charles Kent Hilchey - 05/02/2023

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    Paul & Anita Molto planted 2 trees in memory of Glyn Charles Kent Hilchey . - 04/29/2023

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