Our beloved Hilda Meier, of Maple Ridge, BC, passed away while she slept on December 15, 2013. She was 99 years old. Those who knew Hilda will agree she was a lover of family, food and music. She was happiest when surrounded by all of us, while she prepared her delicious food, (some of our favorites; perogies, pizza, bread, pickles, kleece, strudel … I could go on…) amid the music and singing and sounds of kids playing. Playing music and singing together was almost always a part of our gatherings.
Even at 94 years of age she was thrilled to spend 4 nights on a couch in Bellingham with her family, who reveled at her endurance and enthusiasm to have a good time, while we sang “Roll out the Barrel” and some of her favorites. On her 99th birthday she was once again surrounded by family in her home at Bailey House, enjoying food and her grandchildren, while her loved ones sang for her.
She will be missed by many, and remembered forever.
Hilda was predeceased by her husband Jonathon Meier in 1995. She is survived by her two sons, Marvin (June) and Larry (Wendy) and 5 grandchildren, Warren Meier, Marlene Riviere (Russ), Lisa Meier (Brian), Marnie Meier (Chris), and Stephanie Schoock-Meier (Kyle). She was known as GiGi to her great-grandchildren, Ezra, Jae, Alexia, Luca, Ava, Isla, Sadie and Asa. She is also survived by her dear sister Mary. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca