December 27, 2021
In Loving Memory ~
Florence Hilda Appleton passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home, Dec. 27, 2021. Hilda was adored by all who knew her. Her family and friends meant the world to her and her contagious smile lit up the room. When asked what her secret to life was, after living to 102, she would always reply, “Just Be Happy” and she truly was.
Hilda was a devoted wife to her husband, Vee for 77 years and a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her son Gary, her daughter Donna, her grandchildren Tyler, Brock, Angel, Angela and Tim and her great grandchildren Taylor, Gracie, Brooke, Hudson, Lyndon and Seth.
Hilda was an amazing baker and pastry chef and it brought her so much joy to bake for her family and friends. She was an avid gardener and her begonias and sweet peas added great beauty to her home! She was a proud member of Lady Lions and a cub leader and always gave her time with love. She enjoyed playing cards and games with her family and friends.
Hilda loved animals and was a natural around them. She took great joy in watching the hummingbirds each morning and was so interested in learning all their habits!
Hilda lived in her beautiful family home with Vee until the age of 97 and then they moved together to Maple Ridge Senior’s Village. She enjoyed playing Bingo, watching the many talented entertainers and loved her daily exercise classes. Hilda made many friends there and was loved by all. When COVID arrived she went to live with her daughter where she continued to thrive and enjoy life!
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Dr. Simoncic, Dr. Bailey, Dr. Little and the nursing staff on 2W, Gail Hestermann and her staff, Dr. Quadir and her staff, Maple Ridge Senior’s Village and Trish, her dear friend and caregiver!
Hilda will be missed by her family and all who knew her. Her beautiful smile and giving spirit will live on forever in our hearts!
“Hilda you were a special gift to the world” Obituary
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