It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Mom on January 22, 2017. Mom (Hilda) was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, Walter in 2003; her daughter Heather in 2004; as well as her parents and her 5 siblings. She leaves behind her children: Dave (Lynn), Wendy (Ray), Karen (Jim) and Rob (Susan); her grandchildren Kevin (Chanda), Christine (Rich), Trevor (Keri), Steven, Jenny (Chuck) and Cassi, along with 9 great grandchildren. Mom was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta and moved to Vancouver, BC when she was young. She loved her job working in a flower shop prior to meeting and marrying the love of her life, Walter, at the age of 18 years old. They lived in Tofino, BC for their first year of marriage and started their family there. Lake Cowichan, BC is where they moved and raised 5 of their children. Mom’s faith and integrity were bar none. She lived her life loving God first and then her family. Her fondness for music, as evidenced in her constant humming as she worked around the house and in her breaking out into song in her later years, was heart-warming. A good book was another of her loves. Mom was diligent in her care for her family and home. We, her children, have many wonderful memories of her care for us. We will have a celebration of her life in the spring. She will be loved always and greatly missed.