1924 – 2012
Hildagart “Hilda” Dekoff was born August 18, 1924 and passed away peacefully June 9, 2012 in the Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 87 years. She was a dear mother, much loved grandmother and true friend to many. She will be forever loved and missed by her sons Larry (Anita); and Lorne (Lorrie); and her four surviving grandchildren: Lindsay and Dallas, Dinel and Halle, (whom she prayed for daily); as well as family members and friends. The grandkids knew Mom as their “Omie”.
Hilda was predeceased by her loving husband Samuel “Sam” in April 1994, and her first precious grandson Travis in August 2003, as well as her three brothers Herbert, Alfred and Ewald.
Hilda was born in Novayard, Russia to parents Martin and Hulda Trelenberg. She was a graduate with honours at Northwest Bible College in Edmonton, Alberta as valedictorian of her class. Hildagart married Samuel on November 13, 1953 in Leduc, Alberta.
After their honeymoon to British Columbia, Sam and Hilda made their first home together in Greendale, and later moved to Chilliwack where they remained and raised their two sons together.
Hilda was a faithful Christian and member of Central Pentecostal Assembly in Chilliwack. Hilda was a prayer warrior; she took this role very seriously, praying for her children and grandchildren and many other people in her life.
In her earlier years she was a seamstress by profession, sewing many sets of drapes for Palm Draperies, and she also sewed dresses for many of her relatives and friends. Hilda was the first secretary for Larry’s Insulating from 1974 till 1985, from her home she answered the calls and helped her boys as they ran the business on the job sites.
Hilda was also known for her “two green thumbs.” If it was green, she could make it grow! She enjoyed spending much of her pass-time nurturing blueberry bushes, flowers, and gardening.
Hilda lived a full life, loved her family, loved her church, and truly loved her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. She never hesitated to share her faith with anyone, a true woman of God, and she looked forward to going to heaven with much enthusiasm.
“Mom, we know you would not want us to mourn at your going to Heaven, so we
rejoice in knowing we will see you again. You have passed through the barrier of time here on earth as we know it, and have walked into the tender arms of Jesus.”
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Norman Manor where Hilda had been residing, for their exceptional care and kindness.
A Celebration of Life will be held on June 18, 2012 at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave. Chilliwack with public viewing from 8:30 am – 9:45 am and memorial to begin at 10:00 am. Refreshments will follow after the service. Graveside service at 1:00 pm at Chilliwack Cemeteries, 10010 Hillcrest Drive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Mission Projects in India and Africa would be appreciated by the family.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
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45865 Hocking Avenue,
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