January 14, 2023
In loving memory ~
Hilda Catherine Shilliday (Pletsch), age 93, passed away in Campbell River on January 14, 2023, after a short illness and a long life well-lived. Hilda's life was guided by her faith, her love of family and friends, her service to others, and a strong sense of humour and adventure!
She was predeceased by her adoring husband of fifty years, Reverend Canon Errol Shilliday, her eldest son Bryn and his infant son Marshall, her parents Herb and Annie, and her 11 siblings. She is survived and will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Mary Catherine (Joedy), son Erin (Maura), grandchildren Andria, Brenna (Bradley), Hannah (Ellis), Georgia (Eric), Henry, Rebecca and Ryan, and great-grandchildren Tristan, Jonah, Jordyn, Shayla Bryn, Ezra, and Freya. Hilda also has many close family members whom she remained connected to including her nieces, nephews, and their families, and her dear friends here and in Uganda.
Hilda's family is profoundly grateful to the staff and residents at Berwick, who made the last seven years of her life so joyful and comfortable. She often said it was the most wonderful place to be! She always enjoyed visits with her dear friends and family from near and far! Her Church Family at St. Peters, especially the ACW, were so caring and provided much enjoyment to her, as did the amazing Grandmother to Grandmothers whose work she greatly admired. Thank you to Dr. Penhall for his care, and especially to the paramedics and ER team at Campbell River Hospital for their kindness and care. Nurse Camille's kindness, professional care, and support for Hilda and her family will never be forgotten.
A Celebration of Hilda's life will be held in February at St. Peters Anglican Church, Campbell River with an interment later that weekend at St. Stephens Anglican Church, Saanich. Times and dates are to be confirmed shortly. Check for updates at Hilda Shilliday Obituary - Campbell River, B.C. (dignitymemorial.com)
In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations may be made to the Anglican Primate's World Relief and Development Fund or an award in Hilda's name at the University of Victoria School of Nursing.