Hilda passed gently on May 9th 2017 one month shy of her 98th birthday. Hilda was blessed with an abundant long life, many wonderful friends and a family who adored her. Hilda was born in Poland, and immigrated to Canada in 1952, with husband Emil making a home in Chilliwack. Hilda treasured her family and friends with a warm love. Hilda had a smile and something kind to say to everyone. Hilda’s faith and love of God were very important in her life. Hilda’s work ethic, energy and spirit were nothing short of remarkable. Hilda leaves her 2 children, Richard Fender & Lilli (Bill) MacFarlane; 3 grandchildren, Lisa Hubac, Jason MacFarlane and Ryan (Michelle) Doherty; 4 great granddaughters, Mila and Gabi Hubac and Ella and Megan Doherty; Lois & Gerry Balmer, and many, many nieces and nephews in Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the United States, and life long and new friends. A Celebration of Remembrance of Hilda’s life was held on Monday, May 15th at 1:30 pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 9460 Charles St. Chilliwack.