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Hilda Edna McDonald

August 1, 1920 ~ March 18, 2022 (age 101)


MCDONALD, Hilda Edna (Mikkelsen) It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Hilda Edna (Mikkelsen) McDonald on March 18, 2022. Hilda was born August 1, 1920 at Ingelow Manitoba; one of eight children born to Sophus and Maria (Mason) Mikkelsen. Hilda received her education at Ingelow and Brookdale schools. She went on to Normal School for her teaching certificate. In 1940, Hilda married Eldon Armstrong McDonald. Eldon was in the services and they lived in Truro, N.S. before returning to live in Winnipeg in 1941. In 1946 they moved to the McDonald farm at Brookdale. They operated a dairy farm for many years until retiring to Carberry in 1995. Hilda and Eldon raised four children: Carole (Ed) Reilly, Lonnie (Alex) Whitmore, Connor (Bonnie) McDonald, and Lorna (Brian) Plumb. Hilda is survived by fourteen grandchildren: Chris (Daryl), Sandie (Allan), Jay (Amanda), Arlene, Karli (Ron), Erika (Glenn), Diana (Todd), Devin, Tara (Rob), Kelli (Dean), Steven (Kelsey), Danny (Nicole), David (Nicolle), and Faye (Alain) as well as seventeen great-grandchildren. Hilda enjoyed many activities over the years. Knitting and crocheting were two of her greatest pleasures. All of her family and many friends benefitted. Afghans, toques, scarves, slippers, mittens – even dish cloths could be found in the homes of everyone she knew and loved. Many of her grandchildren's fondest memories are of sitting and learning to knit "like Grandma does". A skill they still enjoy today. Hilda and Eldon were active in square dancing and followed the harness racing circuit. Hilda also enjoyed doing puzzles, quilting, and playing cards. Hilda was pre-deceased by Eldon, her husband of almost seventy years, and by daughter Lorna, as well as parents, siblings, and in-laws. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Carberry Personal Care Home for their years of kind and attentive care.

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