September 28, 1943 – January 17, 2019
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Hilda Woodrow (nee Harms) on January 17, 2019 after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Hilda Harms was born in Holle, Germany on September 28, 1943 and immigrated to Halifax, by boat, in 1952. The family first moved to Bralorne, BC before finally settling in Black Creek in the spring of 1956. There, Hilda met her future husband Rick Woodrow through basketball / cheerleading, becoming high school sweethearts. They were married in the spring of 1968. Hilda went on to college to become an LPN and after living in Vancouver and Victoria they moved back to the Comox Valley in 1974. There, Hilda continued her hard working career at St. Joseph’s hospital in both acute and long term care for more than 35 years.
Hilda loved nature, and could usually be found in her garden, out fishing with Rick on the West Coast or walking with her grandkids. She truly was an angel and all who knew her, loved her. She was the “master planner” and was the glue that kept everyone together.
Hilda is predeceased by her daughter Tracy (2002) and survived by her husband Rick of 50 years, daughter Sarah (partner Kelly) and grandchildren Jack and Ava. She also has many close friends and extended family members that meant the world to her.
Special thanks to Cottage Medical, Dr. Camacho, Dr. Reggler, and Hospice at the Views for exceptional care.
A celebration of life will be held for friends and family in the spring.