Hildebrand, Doris

Doris Hildebrand (nee Kuhl)


Doris Hildebrand On Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 8:50 pm Doris Hildebrand passed away peacefully at Boundary Trails Health Centre with her Husband by her side at the age of 57.

Mom was born on August 19, in 1958 to David and Tina Kuhl (nee Funk) of Winkler MB.  She was the youngest of 5 children. Mom grew up on a small farm southwest of Winkler. Mom had many wonderful memories of growing up on the farm and loved to talk about and tell the grandchildren stories of all her adventures.  Mom loved the simple life.

 Growing up, Mom never really enjoyed school, but she loved her friends. And that’s where she met her best friend Kathy who eventually would introduce her to the love of her life.  Mom was about 15 when she met John. Mom said she fell in love with Dad’s good heart.  He was kind, and fun, and could always make her laugh, and he had a nice car! They dated for about 3 years. Mom got baptized in the spring of 1976 at the Winkler Bergthaler Church, and on August 29th, 1976 mom and dad got married.

Mom and Dad bought a small white house on the edge of town where they stayed and raised their family. Mom loved the simple things in life like cooking, and cleaning, visiting and having people over. Mom was a hard worker and she knew how to make a house a home. Mom loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother. Her favourite memories were the ones with family. She loved having her grandchildren over. She always had time and always made a special effort for them. Mom was a faithful woman and she loved her husband and her children and she poured out her heart into raising and loving her family. She was always very content and she never needed much to make her happy. Mom never liked to travel, she always said, “Why would I want to travel when home is my favourite place to be?”

She enjoyed and treasured all the relationships in her life. Her brothers, sisters, and many extended family and friends were very dear to her heart.  Mom never forgot a Birthday and she had many lifelong friendships that she cared about deeply. She was always thinking of other people, even in her last months while in the hospital she was thinking and concerned about others. She was busy getting Dad to send Birthday cards and deliver things to others she was thinking of. Never complaining about her circumstances.

After the children were grown, mom got a part time job at Salem Home which she enjoyed. She made many friendships there. It was a piece of mom’s life we didn’t really know, but had the privilege to see in the past months, as many of her coworkers faithfully came to see her, and express their love for her.

In January 2015, there were some health concerns for mom. In May, after several doctors’ visits, mom was diagnosed with diabetes. In the next 6 months, further health problems began to arise and then suddenly on December23rd of 2015, our lives were forever changed. After many trips to the ER and the clinic Mom was diagnosed with advanced stage 4 colon cancer. Mom’s faith was strong, she never questioned God. Even after losing the battle against the cancer mom’s faith prevailed. Mom’s faith was simple, but She loved the Lord, and she believed in the eternal promises of God.

Mom was not afraid to die, even though she was sorry to leave us. She knew she had been granted eternal life, and she was ready to meet her Saviour.

Mom is survived by her beloved Husband John, Her children Tracy and Henry and their children Joshua, Makayla, Makenzie, and Jaydon Krahn of Plum Coulee, Jason and Mandi Hildebrand and their children Reid and Hailey of Winkler and also Thomas and Danial Hildebrand of Winkler.

Also 4 siblings, Herb and Marge Kuhl, Arnold and Helene Kuhl, Rosella and Ed Sawatzky and Viola and Frank Wiebe of Winkler.

Mom was predeceased by her parents, and parents-in-law.  1 Sister in-law and 4 brothers in-law, and one grandson Ryder Hildebrand.

Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 22, 2016 at Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with interment at Westridge Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Doris’ memory to Back to the Bible Broadcast.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care arrangements



#1 cindy froese 2016-06-25 14:41
Losing someone we love is nothing easy, but knowing that we have been able to be a part of the life of that person, we can realize that we are blessed to have been able to share in her life before she went to rest in eternal salvation. Our condolences.

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