Monday, April 18, 2022

Hamilton's Brad Hill Was Always Positive and a Great Musician, R.I.P.

It's with sadness that we announce that Hamilton bassist/singer Brad Hill after a brave battle with cancer on April 15, 2022. Our condolences to his family, friends and fans. He performed with many bands inclusing IN2ULone Star Oasis and the Lakeshore Boys

His obituary
Bradley George Edward Hill, 28 FEBRUARY, 1957 – 15 APRIL, 2022
Passed away at home on April 15, 2022 after a heroic battle with cancer. Brad is now reunited with his father George, mother Gwen and brother Barry. He will be greatly missed by his children Matthew, Shannon and Amber (Matt), grandchildren Hazel and Scarlett, partner Mary Ann and her daughter Heather (Liam). Brad was truly a kind and generous man, loved by all who have met him. He was a passionate member of the Hamilton music community since the 60's, playing in countless bands over the years. Brad was also a past master of the Hugh Murray Masonic Lodge and found great joy in the charity work that his lodge performed over the years. Brad has touched the hearts of so many, and the world will miss his shining light. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends at CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Ave. E., on Thursday, April 21st from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A service to celebrate Brad's life will be held on Friday, April 22nd at 1pm in the chapel. Interment to follow at Hamilton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Mental Health Association are appreciated. Due to COVID, there will be no reception at this time.

Social Media Reaction

Matt Hill (son)

It is with a heavy heart I must announce the passing of my father (Brad Hill) on the early morning of April 15th

He had a long battle with pancreatic cancer and fought strong until the end, the whole time never complaing or losing faith.   

Our relationship together over the years became a truly close friendship.  We have played countless hours of music together over the years and his passing will leave behind a wealth of memories. I feel so blessed to have had the father I did and to have spent the amount of quality time together. 

He will be missed by many and loved by all 

We are all thankful He is finally at peace.  

David Cross (IN2U)

It is difficult for me to put into words, about Brad Hill's passing. I can say that he was a wonderful human being, and also, an amazing musician, partner, and father. 

Tony, Brad, Dee and I, we all played together, hung out together, and those times are my best memories. This last year, in particular, Brad showed us how strong he was. So many setbacks for him, and he never complained at all. 

Brad always had these sayings, that would make you laugh. At the end of the gig "Straight home guys, ok?" Or "The pleasure is all yours". 

When I would ask if he could do a gig, he would never say no, he always used to say "Sure, I just wanna play, man".  And he did. He played right up until he could not. 

I am  really going to miss him. 

RIP Brad 

Big Johnny Blue

It is with much tears and sadness that my pal, Brad Hill passed away today. Brad had played with me on several gigs and he was just a great friend and great musician. R.I.P Brad. 

Stephen Shelton (Lakeshore Boys)

Such sad news about my band mate Brad Hill he was alway positive and a great musician. I played in two bands with Brad and many jams. My condolences to his family and Mary Ann Chamberlain. RIP my brother. 

Links: IN2UMore IN2U StoriesVideo above courtesy of David Cross / IN2U

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