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Memorable Manitobans: Nicholas “Nick” Hill (c1932-2003)

Furniture merchant.

A founder of the Kern-Hill Furniture Company, he operated the firm on Winnipeg’s Main Street for over 50 years and was widely known for his signature line “C’mon down!”. A hockey enthusiast, he played professional hockey in his early days, coached for many years, and watched hockey games. He was involved with such community organizations as Rainbow Stage, Red Cross, Muscular Dystrophy, and others. He died at Winnipeg on 18 March 2003.

Sources:

“Farewell to Mayor of Main Street,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 March 2003, page A1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 2003.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2016

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