Funeral Service

Time: 1.00pm

Date: Thursday 27th January 2022

Service Details:
Bill's funeral service will take place at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by Interment at Dill Hall Cemetery.

William Edward Hill (Bill)

Peacefully in hospital on 14th January 2022, Bill aged 90 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The devoted and much loved husband of Mary, loving dad of Alison, Russell and Ian, father-in-law of Gail and David, a cherished grandad, great grandad and great-great grandad and a dear brother of Geoff and Richard.

Former Accrington Grammar School pupil, Bill was naturally bright and very intelligent. Following his school years Bill started his working life as  a trainee accountant before completing his National Service. He then trained as a draftsman before embarking on a career at Blackburn College as a lecturer in Mathematics working his way up to senior Mathematic lecturer. Bill was an active man, always keeping himself fit he was former chairman and member of Clayton Harriers, over the years Bill won many trophies for his cross country feats. He served as governor for Moor Head and Mount Pleasant school and also sat for the Hyndburn Magistrates Court for over 22 years since 1978. Bill was the last Chairman of Clayton District Council before it was merged with Hyndburn. Bill was given an award for his contribution to the local community which was presented by Counsellor Tim O’Kane. He was also a member of St Aiden’s Lodge at Clayton Masonic Hall and where he was also once selected as Worshipful Master. A talented musician, Bill loved to play the piano and had the most amazing singing voice. He was in the choir at St James’ Mission Church in Clayton le Moors until he got married and subsequently went to All Saints’ Church where before the Lock-Down he enjoyed the Wednesday Morning Communion services and the Purple Praise sessions.

Family flowers only please, donations can me made in Bill’s memory on behalf of All Saints Church and East Lancashire Hospice. To make a donation, click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral directors

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MESSAGES for the family of William Edward Hill (Bill)


Barbara Daniels

You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to all the family at this difficult time.



Our sincerest condolences to each and every one of you. Rest in peace Mr Hill. Ethel, Jose and Maria. (Yorkshire) xxx


Councillor Tim OKane

Terribly sad to hear of Bills passing. He was a true gentleman throughout his life and it was a privilege to have known him not just for his tact and wisdom as both a magistrate and last ever Chairman of Clayton Urban District Council but also as someone who put so much into local sport with his involvement with the Clayton Harriers. He remained active with local affairs by joining and contributing to our local Prospects Panel and when he talked we listened. God rest Billy and enjoy meeting up with your running partner Doctor Ron Hill. On behalf of Clayton Harriers I salute you.