Hill, Frederick W. (1920–2008)

Frederick Hill was born in Regina on September 2, 1920. Following his distinguished war service with the United States Air Force, Hill embarked on a career in business that eventually included holdings in real estate, broadcasting, oil and gas, and insurance. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and the Harvard Business School, he developed Regina’s first private residential subdivision, the aptly named Hillsdale. As chairman and director of McCallum-Hill company, he was instrumental in redeveloping Regina’s downtown with the addition of five office towers. Beside his business interests, Hill was a prominent benefactor to the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox. Awarded the Order of Canada in 1986, Frederick Hill received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1999, and in 2005 was granted an honorary doctor of laws from the University of Regina. Frederick Hill passed away on July 13, 2008.

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