Hildegarde (Hilde) Dorothea Weidman (nee Koss) was the fourteenth, and last, child of Lydia and Leopold Koss. She was born on the family farm near the hamlet of Inglis, MB, on September 26, 1922. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in Inglis and has been a faithful and active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Vernon for many years. Hilde moved to Vernon in 1943, where she met and married Ron Weidman. They moved to a farm at Rollings Lake near Lumby. There, two daughters, Bev and Donna, were born. After moving to Coldstream in 1961, Hilde taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, served on the altar guild, as an officer for the church women, and president of the seniors group. She served on the Coldstream Planning Commission, and volunteered for the Mental Health Association and Community Kitchens for many years. Gardening and flower arranging were her passions, as well as landscape painting. After several months of poor health, Hilde died on Sunday, March 25, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Ron, all of her siblings, her son-in-law, Dean Francis, and a grand-daughter, Anne. She is survived by her daughters, Bev Weidman and Donna Francis, son-in-law Tim Johnson, grand-daughter Jenny Francis, grandsons Dave (Carly) and Drew (Amanda) Johnson, Aaron Francis (Nguyen Vo), and great-grandsons Nghi Le and Maximilian Ming Francis. Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor Richard D. Schulz officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of Hilde to Canadian Lutheran World Relief or Peace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1204-30th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1Z5

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