In memory of former Vanier Institute Board member Hildegard Houlding


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Remembering Hilde Houlding, 1932–2012

Hilde Houlding, Honourary Life Member of the Vanier Institute as well as a former Board and Program Committee member (1999–2005) died of cancer at her home in Calgary in the early hours of January 1, 2012 at the age of 79. She is survived by her only daughter Tracy Houlding (Bruce Wilson) of Fredericton, N.B., and her two grandchildren, Evan and Megan Houlding. She was predeceased by her parents, Cornelius and Katharina (Hildebrand) Bergen; two brothers, Carl and Henry, and six sisters, Mary, Catherine, Anne, Sally, Susan and Elizabeth. Left to mourn her passing are four brothers, Peter, Cornelius, William and Elvin; two sisters, Helen and Trudy, and numerous in- laws, nieces and nephews. She will be missed by a wide circle of friends and colleagues.

A funeral service was held at Foster’s Garden Chapel on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 10 a.m. Although Hilde was an avid gardener who loved flowers, in lieu of flowers the family suggested that donations in Hilde’s memory be made to Calgary Family Services.

Calgary Herald, January 3, 2011.