Hilda grew up on a farm in La Salle, Man., and attended school in a convent, where she learned French. In 1942, the family moved to Belmont, Man. Hilda helped on the farm in summer, and in winter, she worked in Winnipeg. She met Henry at a cousin’s wedding. They lived in Winnipeg, then raised their family on a farm in Lena, Man. After Henry’s death, Hilda moved to Killarney with Philip and Sandra in 2008. Hilda enjoyed living in town, particularly the proximity to church. Although her arthritis made getting around difficult, she made the best of things and cherished her friends’ visits. Hilda’s spirit of perseverance grew out of her strong relationship with God.