9 June, 1933 – 28 July, 2020
Hilda, our dearly beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, wife and friend was born to Andrew (Anne) and Haitina Elgersma in Neerlandia, Alberta on June 9,1933.
Within her family of 4 sisters and 3 brothers Hilda learnt to value hard work and productivity and blessed so many of us with her dedication to lending her helping hands whenever possible. Hilda met her match Sam Aardema in a church choir, was married and built a house and home for their 5 children.
The sound of knitting needles ticking together at the speed of light, spinning together something wonderful for loved ones or the less fortunate. The smell of fresh baked bread and other goodies welcomed you to her home. Feet scurrying around keeping her home and garden neat and tidy for all to enjoy.
Hilda had an unwavering faith in God the Creator and sustainer of life and was often found early in the mornings in quiet contemplation, prayer and Bible reading. She was courageous in thinking outside the boxes and highly competitive when it came to games of any sort. Time revealed that she could be extremely fun-loving, light hearted and wonderfully witty.
In this, her 87th trip around the sun she felt compelled to say…. “There is enough sadness in the world...Let us do our best to love, forgive and be happy”.
Hilda Aardema, a beautiful expression of life, brought light, love and life lessons to so many family and friends and has created a lasting legacy of love ...5 kids,10 grandkids and 6 great grandkids that keep shining on and on and on.
Sunday, 2 August , 2020
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August 3, 2020
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother.
I had the privilege to meet Hilda on a few occasions with Simone and I remember her as such a kind , caring and selfless person.
Her sense of humour made for many laughs during our visit.
May the memories of Hilda live within your heart forever.
With deepest condolences to the family during this time.
Gord and Gloria Agar
August 1, 2020
I have so many fond memories of Mrs. Aardema. Growing up she made me feel a part of the family. I still remember her delicious and never ending supply of cookies and reading her bible in the mornings at the kitchen table.
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of prayers and hugs to the Aardema family.
August 1, 2020
Hilda and I had lots of laughs and interesting conversations over the years. As friends we learned how to play racquet ball together.
She was a fierce player and we had lots of fun.
I pray the Aardema family will find comfort in remembering the
shared smiles, hugs and laughter that will live on through her spirit.
My deepest sympathy for your loss,
July 31, 2020
Lovely Lady and a great family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will be missed, especially her sense of humour. Heaven has just had another saint enter its gates. The Lord is well pleased - well done good and faithful servant.
Josie and Barrie