Frederick Hildebrand

1923 – 2015

HildebrandFredsqOn Monday, December 7, 2015 at his residence in Morden, MB Fred Hildebrand, aged 92 years formerly of the 1-6 district went to his eternal rest.

Fred was born on April 19, 1923 on his mother’s birthday, one of ten children in the 1-6 district. He worked at Morden Nurseries as a young man. He also worked in bush camps in Ontario for six winters. Fred started farming with his brother, Charlie in 1947 and purchased his first farm in 1951. On September 13, 1952, Fred married Ella Staple and they farmed successfully for many years in the 1-6 district. He served on several boards; the most notable was the ACL board for over 35 years. Fred and Ella spent many weekends at Grand Forks and Miami at “Polka Parties” where they met many great friends. After Ella’s passing, he still enjoyed listening to Old Time music and could be seen tapping his toes at the Cottonwood Stage at the Corn & Apple Festival. Since moving to Morden, Fred spent countless hours at the Friendship Centre playing cards, floor shuffle and pool. Fred was the biggest Blue Jays baseball fan. He was even late for his 90th birthday party because the Jays were playing.

He leaves to mourn his passing his son, Brian (Norma) and daughters, Rhonda, Sandra (Bob), grandchildren, Kristen (Jared), Matt (Jen), Suzanne, Emma and great grandchildren, Jenalyn, Tarren and Hayley. He is survived by one sister, two brothers and many extended family members. He was predeceased by his wife, Ella in 2003.

Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at St. Paul’s United Church in Morden with interment at Chapel Cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations may be made in Fred’s memory to Gateway Resources Box 1448 Winkler, MB R6W 4B4.

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

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