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HILLOCK, Carol Ann 'Annie'



After a full life that ended too soon, Carol Ann “Annie” Hillock passed away Tuesday May 23, 2023. She was born on December 21, 1961 in Hamilton, Scotland. After graduating with a BNSc’85 (Queen’s University), she worked for Sault Ste. Marie General Hospital then Toronto Public Health followed by neonatal nursing at Mount Sinai Hospital and Women’s College Hospital. Her commitment to helping others pointed her back to school for a BED’89 (UofT) and MA’97 (CMU). Annie’s strong desire and outstanding capability to help students was acknowledged when she became Head of Guidance at Collingwood Collegiate Institute for the final 5 years of her career.

After meeting Kevin in 1987 at the Toronto Ski Show, they married July 15, 1995 and went on to have Sarah and Stephenson. While Kevin worked shifts for Toronto Fire Services, Annie’s independence and strength of character revealed she was a force to be reckoned with. While being an outstanding cook, managing work, children, and a busy social life, she always made it look easy due to her outstanding organization and planning skills. Annie was a long-time skier, member and District Supervisor of the Canadian Ski Patrol in Collingwood. She was a competitive Hobie sailor, an avid member of the Collingwood Cycling Club as well as an enthusiastic player and supporter of the Collingwood Triangle Pickleball Association. Annie’s leadership was instrumental in transitioning Craigleith Tennis Club from private to public and in 2010 was elected to the Queen’s University Council at her beloved alma mater. Her creativity was expressed through beautiful quilts and originality in the textile media arts.

She was a loving mother, sister, aunt and cousin. Annie never hesitated to make and embrace new friendships where her giving spirit and loyalty was cherished. While fully committed to work during her career, she was most excited about retirement in 2018 when she could focus on her numerous hobbies and pastimes that also included gardening, sewing, quilting, tennis and cycling.

Survived by her devoted husband Kevin, daughter Sarah and son Stephenson; sister to Lorna Winstone (Trent) and brother Steven Smith (Brenda) as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Predeceased by her mother Mary Campana (Pearson), her father, Fred Smith, and stepfather Nino Campana.

A celebration of life will be held at Craigleith Ski Club, details to be announced. In lieu of flowers Annie requests donations be made to Princess Margaret Hospital; Pancreatic Cancer – Personalized Cancer Medicine, Pancreatic Cancer – Research Fund or Hospice Georgian Triangle (Campbell House) in Collingwood. Friends may visit Annie's online Book of Memories at


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