OBITUARY

Mrs. Hildegard Louise Ulmer (née Arndt)

March 26, 1926February 5, 2021

Hildegard died peacefully of congestive heart failure at a care home in Coquitlam to where she had recently moved. She was 94 years of age. She was predeceased by husband, Arnold, and brothers Helmut and Robert. She is survived by children Eugene (Barbara), Sheila (Richard), and Stanley, and by granddaughters Kristen (Conor), Kathryn (Michael), Katelin, and Heather (Kurtis).

She was born and raised on a farm close to Neudorf, Saskatchewan. Her first language was German. Her favourite memories of Saskatchewan were attending public school, German school, and Sunday school as well as observing the Milky Way and the Aurora Borealis. To her lifelong regret, she had to leave public school after grade 8 because her mother was ill and she was needed at home. She and Arnold married in 1948, and they moved to Vancouver where they joined Redeemer Lutheran Church. Hildegard worked in the kitchen of Dogwood Lodge Care Home as a dietary aid from 1976 to 1991 when she retired. She and Arnold took up lawn bowling and hiking, and they drove across Canada and visited Germany and Australia. In later years they participated in the Adult Day Program at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House. In memory of Hildegard, please consider a donation to Redeemer or Cedar Cottage.

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Irving Strapart

February 24, 2021

I was always so impressed by her kindness and respect for others each day she came to the Adult Day Program and also during my phone conversations with her. Her interest in the world and people was such a pleasure to discover with her.

We think of her and her family - Irving, Adult Day Program Coordinator

Kelly Woods

February 22, 2021

I have such wonderful memories of sharing conversations with your beautiful mom (Hildegard); she was always so complimentary to all of the staff working at the Neighbourhood House, with a special place in her heart for George's and his meals, always prepared so delicious, she would say; being a Dietary Aide for so many years, she appreciated the care and love George put into preparing her lunches. Her calm and pleasant smile is so missed by myself and all the staff who got to know her over the years while she came to the Neighbourhood House. Thank you again to the Ulmer Family for sharing your beautiful mom, gramma with us for the past several years. May God Bless you and comfort you during this difficult time. Kelly, Director of Seniors and Community Development, Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House

Cheryl Ziegeler

February 21, 2021

Our family remembers the gracious hospitality shown to us whenever we visited Aunt Hilda (everything was always laid out beautifully). Visiting Aunt Hilda and Uncle Arnald was always a special part of being in Vancouver. They helped us stay connected even though we lived so far away. Aunt Hilda always showed an interest in our family. I remember her gentle and kind spirit.
- The Ziegeler family

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