Connie Lynn HILDEBRANT

(July 9, 1950 – Jan. 16, 2008)

Connie passed away peacefully on January 16, 2008 at Chilliwack General Hospital with family at her side after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Her family was truly not ready for this sad moment, but Connie’s transition from this life was with her usual grace and dignity.

Born on July 9, 1950 in Vancouver, B.C., Connie was the youngest of four siblings and was known for her love of cats and the color pink. 

Her late 20’s were spent racing stock cars at the Langley Speedway.  And in later years Connie’s interests were playing eight-ball pool, bowling and euchre; for which she has many trophies of her success.  

For the past 13 years, Connie worked for the Real Canadian Superstore in the “housewares” department.  The interactions she had with her co-workers were a constant source of joy to Connie – she formed many close relationships and experienced a great deal of fulfillment in her work.

Our mother was all those things but she was much more to each of us in individual ways.  She was kind and generous and full of fun.  She had immense strength and courage and faced her illness with dignity. It didn’t change the person she was, it just added to her stature.  Yet she is at peace now and pain-free, and for that we must be glad.  So mom it’s time to rest, goodnight and sleep well.

Left to remember and miss her are her children: Ken (Gail) Shaw, Kevin Shaw and Kristine (Tony) Shaw; her grandchildren: Saidy, Kayla, Brandon, Daniel, Cierra, and Tyler.

She is also survived by her two sisters and brother:  Sharon Comack, Darlene (Ted) Sutton, Jerry March and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents:  Stan and Esther March, and Aunt Lillian Davies.

No service by request, but a gathering of family and friends to “celebrate her life” will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2008 between 1:00 – 5:00 pm at her son’s home in Chilliwack, B.C.  Please contact Ken at

604-791-3030 for further details.

The family extend gracious thanks to Dr. Richmond and to all the family and friends for their care and compassion.  You made this very difficult time much better for our mom and family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or S.P.C.A.

We love you mom.  You are truly loved and missed by all!