Hilda Carr


Carr, Hilda (nee Carruthers) - Born December 6, 1912 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, died Dec 18, 2010 in Victoria, British Columbia a few days after celebrating her 98th birthday. She leaves her loving son Joseph of Victoria. Hilda is predeceased by her husband Cecil in 2000, and her brothers Harry and George.

Hilda was a Life Member of the United Church Women, and performed decades of volunteer work. Hilda lived in Duncan for 30 years, and then retired with her husband to their hometown of Nanaimo in 1980. She will be remembered for her ready smile, cheerful greetings, kindness, sense of humour, and always being willing to pitch in when work needed to be done.

No service by request. In lieu of flowers, please donate to USC Canada or the charity of your choice.

Please send condolences to Hilda's son Joe at: 3046 Jackson St., Victoria, BC V8T 3Z8, or Email Joe

[As published in the Times-Colonist (Dec 21 & 22, 2010) and the Nanaimo Bulletin (Dec 24 & 28, 2010). Arrangements by Telford's.]

Hilda Carr - gallery of photos


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A Tribute to My Parents - a son's memories

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Condolences & Memories

bulletChris Spratt - I'm so sorry.
bulletRon Clark - My condolences Joe. She was a wonderful lady!
bulletBarbara Johnston - I'm sorry to hear that, Joe. You told us much about her, and you obviously made each others' lives very rich.
bulletSusan Brookbank - My sincere sympathy, Joe....may all your wonderful memories help at this time...hugs
bulletDavid Sutton - Sorry to hear that Joe.
bulletSandy Barta - She must have been such a great mum. My sympathy. A beautiful tribute!
bulletRichard Mayer - ... our hearts are with you Joe.
bulletJudy Brownoff - Joe, memories are the true spirit of someone's life. Remember and be thankful for all the time you had with your mother ... I'm sure there are many family stories to remember. All the best.
bulletKim Hay - Sorry to hear of your mothers passing Joe, but she sounds like she passed with the love of family and friends by her side. She is at peace.
bulletMargaret Waldie Dynes - so sorry to hear of your loss, Joe....I know you have wonderful memories. My thoughts are with you.
bulletEileen Lundstrom O'Malley - Sorry to hear this Joe, mothers are precious.
bulletChris Gainor - My condolences.
bulletSt. Andrew's United Church (Deidre) - I have passed on the news to Helen Hunter and I will pass it on to the ladies in the Economy House…they are the ones that were in your Mother's UCW group, and have them pass on the news. Our sympathies are with you and your family and friends as you go through this difficult time.
bulletBetty Person - My sincere sympathy as your say goodbye to your Mom. What a tremendous life, 98 years! Take care Joe.
bulletBob Moore - Ahhh, I'm sorry to hear of your loss, Joe. I know how attentive you have been over so many years and how important your support was. You have much to remember with love. Take care.
bulletBruno Quenneville - So sad to here of your mother's passing, be strong Joe, and let me know if I can be of any help.
bulletJohn McDonald - I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing the pictures. Seeing them made me wish I knew her as she is so obviously a fine fine person. Couldn't miss the wonderful smile when she was with you. No matter how old you are when you lose your Mum, it hurts. It sounds as if she was a happy person and enjoyed fun and the people in her life.
bulletMichael Ross - My deepest condolences. Hang in there.
bulletGreg Hansen - My condolences. Aleta and I wish you the best in your time of great loss. We have both been there and understand your pain. Wishing you the best.
bulletJoe Macmurchie - My best wishes Joe.
bulletHu Filleul - It is very sad to lose a mother, my condolences.
bulletSherry & Pat - I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences.
bulletDavid Mitchell - Condolences Joe. What a great long life she had!
bulletFrank Ogonoski - My deepest condolences, Joe. I'm thinking of you.
bulletDuncan United Church (Linda) - Thank you so much for letting us know about your Mother's passing. How exciting to have lived to be 98. I shall pass on this information to the congregation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Blessings.
bulletMark Sondheim - My condolences on the passing of your mom. I know from my own experience, that even when someone's time has come, it can still take a long term to rebound. So even though your Christmas will be subdued, hopefully the holidays will bring some comfort and joy as well. I quite like your memorial by the way...nice way to remember.
bulletByron Davies - My deepest sympathies, Joe.
bulletSharen Warde - Joe, sorry to hear about your Mom. Sending you bunches of hugs.
bulletJohn Shortreid - Sorry to hear about your Mom. I know what you are going through as I lost my Dad and Mom this year and Christmas won't be quite the same.
bulletBC Hydro Power Pioneers (Shelley - mid-Island Branch) - I wanted to send you and your family our most sincere sympathy on the passing of your Mom. She was a terrific person and so well like by all of the Upper Island Power Pioneers.  Both your Dad and Mom's contributions towards our branch will never be forgotten. It is times like this we can draw on our fond memories of all of the good times together. When I first became a member of our branch my job was on the phoning committee. Your Mom was on my list and she and I had some great talks. We will be thinking of you.
bulletMurray Ryan - I am sorry to hear about your mother passing.
bulletCarol & Sid Sidhu - This afternoon I heard the sand news of the loss of your mother. Carol and I are very sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the warmth of happy memories sustain you at this time.
bulletDavid Lee - Sorry to hear about your mother. I wish you well...my thoughts are with you.
bulletGuy Walton - I am very sorry about your mother's passing. I lost both my parents just before Christmas many years ago...
bulletPat & Mike Morris - What a great lady she was---we enjoyed her so very much----she will always be in our hearts with those special people---'as the golden eagle soars on high, so does her golden spirit fly----ever free'.
bulletLinda & Lee McQuirter - I (Linda) have wonderful fond and respectful memories of Aunty Hilda she was truly a kind and loving person. I always recall Aunty Hilda calling everyone "Honey" and she kissed everyone who came through her door. She was so sincere with everyone in all she said and did.
bulletNorma (Parker) Fawdry - As a child my family and yours were frequent visitors and how I loved your parents, I mean I really loved them. They both were wonderful with children...You were so fortunate to have them for so long and for Auntie Hilda to live to 98 is wonderful...you will know that they and you were never forgotten by us Parker children.
bulletJohn & Donna (Parker) Sherry - I remember your Mom with lots of loving and warm thoughts.
bulletDeb (Gard) Williams - Sorry to hear about your mom, she was such a sweet lady.
bulletShirley Gard - I often think of the good old days with Hydro friends.  Both your parents were so well liked! Your Mum always organized the Christmas party for Hydro kids and I often helped.
bulletIsabelle (Baird) Lidberg - Dear Hilda.  I loved your wonderful Mom - she was one-in-a-million.
bulletNoella - [Your mom] was one of the most amazing women I've ever known, and knowing her impacted my life in so many ways. I will truly miss her. I often tell an "Auntie Hilda" story to my friends...Her and I just hit it off...
bulletSally Carruthers - When one is loved so much, Their light forever shines. With sincere condolences...my thoughts are with you.
bulletPat Carr - Nadine and I both remember the time we went to visit her [at] Easter. We had an amazing time with your mom...tea was being served and the band was playing, all the old war time favourites...The music never stopped and neither did all the singing that accompanied it, the most amazing thing of all ,you should have seen the wheelchairs rock and roll, and the tapping to the music, it was wonderful. Nadine and I tried to leave, but your mom had us each by a wrist and kept saying "no not yet", we gave in and stayed until it all was over.  We have both been thinking of her and all the drop in's to your home in Duncan, or if you were not there, looking you up in Parksville and the hot dogs your mom and dad fed us all, it was the one set of relatives the kids always wanted to visit. We went to the train museum...So many good memories in the past few days.
bulletThe Heart Fitness Class (Bob & Brenda Uden) - May happy memories warm your heart, and caring friends surround you with comfort.
bulletKathleen Bradbury - Sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom Hilda.  I had been thinking of her as I walk past the apt her and Cecil lived in on Prideaux St as I live close by. I met your Mom & Dad when my husband went to the Heart Fitness Class at Bowen Park...your mom was one of the first people at class to make my husband and I and our 2 boys feel welcome there.  My sons would hold your mom's hand and walk around in the gym after exercises.  She'll be sadly missed by many, she was a kind lady.
bulletPatrick Wilson - I offer you my condolences on the loss of your Mom! She was a wonderful person.... I remember once when I was quite late for school...running & walking towards Mt Prevost...your Mom saw me on her way home (after dropping you at school) and she turned around and offered me a ride. I can't remember if I accepted it or not, but I have never forgotten what a caring thoughtful person she was. Since school so long ago, these characteristics have become part of your life. Thinking of you & your family.
bulletKevin Carr - Thinking of you and extending sincere sympathy.
bulletMildred Janes - With heartfelt sympathy. The Carruthers family lived next door to us Ridleys [on] Haliburton St years ago.
bulletNorm & Jackie Smith - Norm and I, and certainly all the Smith family, have wonderful memories of Hilda.  She was a super kind person.  With sincere sympathy.
bulletSt. Andrew's United Church (Rev. Wilbur and Mrs. Barbara James) - What a long life your Mother lived! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you as you say your good-byes...we remember her as a cheery person.  Anytime we visited...she was happy to welcome us. "Crickets" was the expression she used frequently.  You'll miss her.  Jesus said, 'I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in Me has everlasting life.'
bulletJean and Bob Carr - You have our deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother. You will have an empty spot in your heart as we will.  We will miss her dearly...she was a great lady, and always had a pleasant word for everyone and always ready to help.
bulletUnited Church Women (Betty Hill, Norma Wingfield Unit) - The ladies of the U.C.W. will miss Hilda very much. Both you and your family are in our prayers.
bulletJoan Carruthers - A Mother's love is forever. With love.
bulletRod & Pam Carr - We are sorry for your loss...and all who knew her. We smile when we think of this dear person...so cheerful, everyone was "dear" to her.  She loved her birds, helped make all occasions very special in her interest in everyone and everything with a wide-eyed smiling face, warm hugs and genuinely caring comments.  Her love of life is what we remember.
bulletEleanor Robinson & family - Myself and the children were so sorry to hear of Hilda's passing. She was so kind, cheerful and full of fun. The kids, especially Lisa, have many fond memories of your parents. Take care and look after yourself in this sad time.  With love.
bulletMary Smith - My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother Hilda. I met her and your father Cecil through Bob Uden's Heart Fitness Class at Bowen Park. I did visit Hilda in Hecate Lodge and recall meeting you there to celebrate her 90th birthday with a couple of cream cakes. Kay Dodds (died 2005) was with me that day, we both loved and enjoyed Hilda and Cecil's company. Hilda always spoke with love and pride of you. May they both rest in peace.  My best wishes to you.
bulletUSC Canada (David Rain) - On behalf of everyone at USC Canada, I wanted to send you our sincere condolences on the death of your mother. I've read the tribute to your mom that you posted on your website, and it is indeed very moving. She must have been an extraordinary woman, and you are very lucky indeed to be able to retain such wonderful memories.
bulletThe Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Victoria Centre (Lauri Roche, President) - On behalf of the RASC Victoria Centre, please accept our sincerest sympathies on the passing of your Mom in December. What an amazing life she led and I'm sure she marvelled at all the changes she saw in the world over her lifetime. We're thinking of you and your family at this time.
bulletCheryl Carruthers - My condolences on the passing of your Mum.  You're in my thoughts.
bulletMelissa Carr & Doug Clegg - I was looking through the pictures and was telling Doug that I always looked forward to my visits with Aunty Hilda and Uncle Cec. They were so interesting and enjoyable to talk to and filled with so much love.


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