Hilda Hillier

Obituary of Hilda Hillier

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It is with great sadness the family of Hilda Hillier of Fortune announce her passing on February 15th, 2022 at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Center at the age of 78 years. 

Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories husband of 61 years Lloyd; son James (Bridget) of Pouch Cove; daughters Lorraine Douglas (Calvin) of Grand Bank, Rosalind Boland (Howard) of Fortune, Sharon Clements (Bob) of Grand Bank, Geraldine Fleming (Aiden) of Fortune, Nova Haggstrom (Jason) of Peace River, AB, Michelle Peach (Eric) of Winnipeg Beach and Marion Parsons (Corey) of Winnipeg; 22 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; siblings Robert Thorne, James Thorne (Sharon), Kelvin Thorne (Gloria) and Phyllis Isaacs (Herb); sisters-in-law Rita Thorne and Elizabeth Trainor; brother-in-law Roy Hillier plus a large circle of nephews, nieces and other family and friends.  


Predeceased by parents James and Jessie Thorne; brothers Wilbert Thorne (Betty), Raymond Thorne and Gerald Thorne (Audrey); sisters Mary Keeping (John); grandson Maverick Hillier; son-in-law Alex Boland; sisters-in-law Elizabeth Thorne and Madonna Thorne;  parents-in-law Walter and Mary Hillier; brothers-in-law Harold Trainor and Arthur Hillier and sisters-in-law Marion Pardy (Sydney) and Ruby Hillier. 


Mom was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister in law, aunt and friend to many! Her family and friends were very dear to her and there was always a cup of tea and lunch when visiting! Mom had a passion for quilting, sewing, knitting and cross- stitching. Over the past 12 months she did a lot of stitching and knitting but due to her health issues she was unable to go down to her sewing room. She made hundreds of quilts over the years and each and every one was created with much love and expertise! She loved dancing and over the years was involved in line dancing, and up to her illness, a member of the Grand Bank -Fortune Square Dancers! She often said she couldn't wait to get back to dancing! Mom was a member of Bridges Employment Corporation and served so many years as President. She was also active in the Grand Bank / Fortune Food Bank! Mom's faith was amazing and throughout her whole ordeal she never lost her faith! She was very active in her church and was a member of the choir for many years! Mom's faith has never faltered! Although she has been waiting 12 months to get her heart surgery, she never complained! She always said, "There's someone who needs it more than me" or " When God is ready for me he'll take me!" And although she may have been ready long before now, her faith was proven to be true! God called her home when he saw she had enough and he was ready for her! 

She will be forever loved, missed, and remembered by all who knew and loved her! 

"A mother's love is a blessing" and we were truly blessed to call you Mom! 


In keeping with Covid regulations there will be a walk through visitation Family will be accepting visitors from All Saints Anglican Church, Fortune on Wednesday, February 16th from  7-9PM  and Thursday, February 17th from 10AM- 12PM, 2-4pm and 7-9PM and Friday, February 18th from 10-12pm, 2-4pm & 7-9pm.  Funeral Service to take place from All Saints Anglican Church, Fortune on Saturday February 19th at 2pm. Interment to follow at Anglican Cemetery, Fortune. 

Donations in Hilda's memory may be made to All Saints Anglican Cemetery Fund, Fortune or flowers gratefully accepted. 

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Burin. 

"We listen. We learn. We walk with you." 


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1943 - 2022

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