Hilda May Hall passed away at Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care, Revelstoke on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the age of 89 years. A Memorial Service was held at the Revelstoke United Church on Friday afternoon, November 16th with Mr. Gary Sulz officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Cartier Court Foundation, c/o Bag 5000, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Hilda.
Hilda was born on April 6, 1923 in Letham, Scotland. She joined the Women’s Royal Air Force at the age of 17. Hilda was an airplane mechanic as well as a member of the Balloon Barrage during WWII where she met her future husband. She immigrated to Canada in 1947 as a war bride, settling at Halls Landing (Sidmouth) south of Revelstoke with her husband on the family acreage. Together they farmed for many years until the area was flooded by B.C. Hydro for the High Arrow Dam. Hilda then lived in Langley until 2011 and has been in Revelstoke since June, 2011. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and sang with a group of former service personnel. Hilda was a hard-working woman who had many interests including curling and camping. She had a great love of all animals, both as pets and farm animals. She enjoyed spending time with her friends. Hilda especially loved her family and they were everything to her.
Hilda was predeceased by her husband Fred in 1968 and her sister Frieda. She is survived by four children: Don (Cindy) Hall of Revelstoke, Bill (Margaret) Hall of Prince George, Bruce (Trudy) Hall of Salmon Arm and Joan Wolbaum of Langley; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister Marris (Danny) Gawiuk of Revelstoke as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Messages of condolence may be sent to Hilda’s family by visiting her obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.