Hilda Emelia Adolf went to be with the Lord on March 3, 2013 at the age of 88 years at Heritage Village in Chilliwack, BC. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Don (Darlene) Adolf of Calgary, Alberta, and grandchildren: Donalyn (Brian) Hotrum, Shelley (Cory) Strobel and Mark (Dana) Adolf; and her daughter, Elaine (Gary) Hilz of Chilliwack, BC; and grandchildren: Amber (Shane) Hipwell, Aaron (Michelle) Hilz and Amanda (Jason) Pringle. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren: Kayla, Maria, Chloe, Melissa, Owen, Evan, Corbin, Benjamin and Eli. Also surviving her is four brothers: Emil (Irene) Nelson, Albert (Betty) Nelson, Gordon (Darlene) Nelson, Stan (Rita) Nelson; one sister, Ellen Saar; as well as sister-in-law Betty Heck, and brother-in-law Gus Adolf and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents Edwin and Mathilda Nelson, her husband Ben, three brothers: Melvin, Arnold and Johnny; and one sister, Agnes Looy; sisters-in-law Maxine Nelson and Ann Nelson; brother-in-law Lloyd Saar; nephew, Brett Nelson; and grandson-in- law, Dallas Daniels.
Hilda was born as the sixth child to Edwin and Mathilda Nelson on June 30, 1924 in Coronation, Alberta. She married Ben Adolf on July 8, 1945 in Coronation and together they farmed for 35 years in the Spondin area. For several years Hilda was a school supervisor for Bingo and Gooseberry Lake schools. During life on the farm they raised cattle and grain and always had a huge garden. In 1980 on retirement they moved to Chilliwack, BC where they lived for 16 years. She enjoyed travelling, bowling, the acreage and the abundance of home grown fruit. In 1996 they moved to Chinook Village in Medicine Hat where they resided until Ben’s passing after 53 years of happy marriage. In 2000 Hilda moved back to Chilliwack to be closer to her daughter. Even though she led a busy life Hilda considered it to be important and found time to be actively involved in the EMCC churches in Spondin, Hanna, Medicine Hat and Chilliwack. She was also involved and a supporter of the Gideons, Hillcrest and Rocky Mountain Colleges, Charis Camp, community and political organizations.
Special thanks to Dr. G Enns and the staff at Heritage Village, for the special care they provided for Hilda and her family. A celebration of Hilda’s life will be held at the Chilliwack Evangelical Missionary Church at 9310 Williams Street on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:00 am with Rev. Wallace Faas officiating and a graveside service on Monday, March 11 at 1:00 pm at the Hillside Cemetery, 1280 – 10th Ave SW in Medicine Hat, AB. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Gideon Bible International or the memorial fund of Chilliwack Evangelical Missionary Church.