Dear All,
After some careful consideration, we have decided to postpone a memorial service for my Father; William Hill until a later date yet to be announced.
It has become apparent to us, just how many lives Dad touched, and how many people wish to come and pay their respects. With the current COVID-19 situation we could not see a way to safely organize a fitting service with more than a handful of people. To add to this, my siblings are not currently able to travel to Hong Kong due to inbound travel restrictions.
We will be having a small private funeral in the coming days for close family and friends, and will hold a memorial service to honor and celebrate my Dad’s life in the near future. If you’d like to attend the memorial service later in the year, please send your contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I’ll keep you informed.
Many thanks from our entire family for your friendship, care and support.

Anthony Hill

Message from Rosemary and Anthony (widow and son of William Hill): 

We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from the DBS community. There are simply no words that can express how thankful we are for the donations of money, time, counsel and many other things that have helped us during this time. My Dad was very proud of his alma mater. As much as he was part of DBS, DBS was part of him. I was never able to fully grasp his deep connection to the school until now, however I feel blessed to finally experience why it meant so much to him. My dad is remembered for his speed, and I know that he was very proud to witness the speed at which the DBS brotherhood rallied around to help him in his hour of need.
Dad passed away peacefully while I told him stories of his life; recounting how proud both we and the broader community were of everything that he was. A father, a husband, a friend, a champion.


William Hill passed away in Hong Kong on 27-Jul-2020.

We regret to inform you that old boy Stephen SK Tai, also our DBS Chemistry / Swimming teacher, passed away in Jun 2019 in Vancouver, Canada.

Good afternoon,


I hope you can help me. I am the daughter of Henry Kennedy-Skipton, who graduated from DBS in 1959, and went on to Trinity College, Dublin. He was an active member of the Alumni Association, and I remember in 2004 they had a meet up in Honk Kong. I found a CD from the DBS Orchestra called Symphony No. 9 ''New World" from their time there.


Dad passed away last Friday (25-Jan-2019), and is to be buried in Scotland, where we grew up and where his father and my Mum are. She just passed away in June. I remember we visited DBS in 1989, when I was just a teenager! I really would like to contact the group to let them know of Dad's passing.


The only other person I know from the group, who stays in contact, is Sze Wang Chang, who lives in Toronto, but unfortunately I have no email address for him.


Dad's funeral will be on Thursday 14th February at 10.30am at St.Bride's Church in West Kilbride, Scotland. I would be very grateful if you could send me some information on how I might make contact with the group, especially Sze Wang Chang.


Many thanks, and kind regards,


Tara Kennedy-Skipton

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