This page is dedicated to the memory of Haldon Hill from Treasure Beach who lost his life at sea.
Please leave your remembrances and pictures of him in his honor.
RIP, Haldon Hill
In memory of a dear father who was lost at sea on Snowboy
Time cannot hide the sorrow like a smile can hide a tear
Nothing can erase the memory of the one you love so dearly
Memories are golden it is said to be true but we did not want the memories we just want you.
sadly missed and always remembered by Sonia,John,Monica and Lyle.
In loving memory to an uncle that I never had the pleasure of meeting. Having share half my life with his daughter Monica and son Lyle I at least had some part of him. Thanks for the beautiful children that you left here for others to meet and be apart of their lives.
From my mother Zadie - a strong, motivated, generous and precious brother who departed from us too soon, but never forgotten. Love you.
From sister Vivonnie - Gone but not forgotten. Always cherish the moments we shared, but will meet on the otherside.
I was only a child when Snow Boy went down but somewhere in my physic I remember the sadness. Seeing all the names although I cannot put a face to them I know them because I have grown up with stories of them. There is one name that standís out and Haldon itís yours is it because I went to school with your children, or is it because you are my cousin, or is it my dadís memories of fishing and laughter with you. Then I saw your handsome face and you became real and yes cous I cried. Where ever you are I just want you to now that you are a precious memory that still brings laughter and tears because you loved and you are loved.
You are the strogest link in my 'chain of life'.Papa Haldon,I was still a baby when you were uexpectedly taken away from us all.My memories of you and the events of July 1963 is very vague.But I live your memories through the wonderful stories of family members and people whose lives you have profoundly touched.Every day that I awake, I am proud to know that you live through me and the same for my siblings and their children.Wherever that faithful journey took you,that place is now changed for the better.Whenever I look in the mirror I see you,for your legacy Haldon Livinston Hill,lives on.Maybe,there will be a Haldon Livinston Hill II?We are still here 'Papa Haldon' you are immortalised through us and all our generations to come.Rest in peace Papa,your love is eternal.your son Lyle (Mitchell Lyle Hill Sr.)
AT THE TIME OF THIS TRAGEDY I WAS NOT IN EXISTANCE, BUT THROUGH MY LOVING AUNT ZADIE GORING MEMORIES OF YOU WAS ALWAYS SHARED. UNCLE HALDON EVEN THOUGH I NEVER HAD THE CHANCE OF MEETING YOU, WHEN I SAY THIS PICTURE I FELT LIKE I HAVE KNOWN YOU ALL MY LIFE BECAUSE YOU LOOKED SO MUCH LIKE MY FATHER KINGSLEY AND MY BROTHER LYNVAL, UNCLE HALDON YOU ARE TRULY MISSED AND LOVED BY YOUR NIECES SHERRELL,ANIKA,KIM AND NEPHEW LYNVAL AND YOUR WELL BELOVED SISTER ZADIE GORING,
We did not know you. But from what we learn from our father(stepfather).That you were a very good father and person. Am shore that my brothers.Dumaine,Anthony,Odean.And sisters camille,mckala,would have been greatful to have known there wonderful grandfather.As for my stepfather john hill I know that it would have been wonderful for him to have known his father also.But for all of us we just have to live by the sweet memories and all the wonderful thing we have learn about you.My your soul rest in peace.John,Ageta,Miss veda,Dumaine,Anthony,Odean,Camille,McKala,Marsha& The rest of the hill family. love&peace.
Oh that photo of Haldon Hill caused my tears to flow!!! I went to school with his children "Soan" and John and I had even gone to his wedding when he married Miss Veda. But I had forgotten his sweet face. Those guys were just so young and full of life when they left us and there are so few photos that this one is simply priceless. We who were small children when they left us in 1963 are now older than they were when they left -- how strange it seems! It is such a joy to have this memorial in which to celebrate your too-short lives and to share our memories and tears in cyberspace. In Treasure Beach, perhaps more than anywhere else in Jamaica, we are all one. "My pain is your pain and your pain is mine," is the unwritten law. Or as Tan Clark said when poor Mitty passed away last year, "If one a we buck we toe, everybody feel it." God bless our fishermen and our community!
From the day i was born all i heard about was you uncle haldon(and your sister dell).It is very exciting to here family members and friends said such wonderful and interesting things about you.I am so sorry that i never got the chance of meeting you in person.I know that you are resting in your mother loving arm and having a good drink with your brother kingsley.Rest in peace love always your nieces anika sherrell kim and nephew lynval.Ho i nearly forget your grand niece shellyann and grand nephew sheldon jr.We will meet again soon uncle haldon.
From your grandson's Mitchell Lyle Hill jr. And Adrian Lemar Hill - We never knew you personally but we have heared stories about you from our father Lyle Hill and no matter how much times we hear these stories they never fail to amaze us. RIP PaPa Haldon.We will meet you one day soon.
What a hadsome man. He favors my husband (who was born long after Mr. Hill passed away.)
Sonia, please give a copy of this picture to all his grand children
Nurse Hatchet, I second that, I could not resist from telling his daughter, Monica how handsome her dad was. He is everything of his son Lyle (Mitchell). The Snowboy tragedy happen before my birth, but hearing the stories bring tears to one eyes and knowing that most of those men were family oneway or the other makes you feel like you knew them. The sad story of the snowboy lives on from generation to generation, because my children are now asking me questions about it, and what is so much more important they have never lived in Jamaica.
May your soul rest in peace Mr. Hill.
Wow, how amazing. Looking at Maas Haldon's pic I see his son Lyle.I never knew Maas Haldon but his name became a household name as his memories and legacies lived on in his children.Monica and Lyle, two of my dear friends over the years, your dad was sure a handsome guy. Keep his legacy and memory going.
Daddy,I was barely 5 years old when you were taken taken away from us suddenly. As I'm here writing, I am fighting back tears of sadness in knowing that your time with us was indeed short and I did not get to know,love and cherish you as I would have liked to. From stories that I've heard, you seemed to always have a positive influence on the lives of the many people that you came in contact with. ButI know it was because of your charm and cheerful disposition.
Dad you are surely missed but your precious memories live on in us.
May your soul rest in peace.
Your ever loving daughter,
Condolances to all the family of mas Haldon.Miss veda his wife,son john,lyle,and monica his daughter. He was a fine man with piercing blue eyes, he could whistle sogs beautifully.I was only 6yrs old a the time, me and his children use to play in their yard, and under miss lou and uncle sim house.I can still remember when Snowboy drop anchor just outside calabashbay showl, the fishermen loading on their fishpots, "pile high".Many of us family and friends were over the sandyhill watching and waving as the ship sailed off "Due south". R.I.P
When you look at Mas Haldon picture his son John is the image of him. RIP Haldon you are gone but not forgotten.
Yes! There is another Haldon Hill. God has blessed me with a healthy son, Born on December 8,2008. As promised, I named him "Haldon", Haldon Lyle Hill. Will post pictures soon
I am happy some one post something about uncle Haldon i remember him a little, i was young child but i remeber somethings about him he used to carried me on his back,i was in treasure beach last year and his wife and son John gave me a picture of his wedding,its nice Lyle keep it in the family,may god bless his soul,rest in peace uncle, mom alway talk about him when she was alive.
Congratulations Lyle- looking forward to the pictures.
Congratulations to my brother on the birth of my nephew give him a big hug cannot wait for the pictures call me.