1938 – July 31, 2019

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the age of 81.
Beloved wife of Frank for 63 wonderful years. Loving mother of Denise (Dan) Legros, Sandra (Ken) King, Cindy (Troy) Carlson and Angela (Andrew) Finn. Beloved grandma of Melissa (Josh), Melanie, Alexandra and Samantha. Great-grandma of Nevaeh and Kilian. Sister of Wilfred (Pat), Edward (Loretta), Irene and Bernice. Sister-in-law of Betty and Charlie.
Predeceased by her parents, Anton and Theresa Schultz, Karl and Margaret Schlechter; daughter Linda; sister Betty; and her in-laws, John, Tony, Len (Eva), Joe (Doreen), Margaret, Maxine, Rynold and Bill (Irene). Hilda will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Hilda was a longtime member of St. Philips and Holy Cross Parish, and an active CWL member. She was an avid scrabble player belonging to the Oshawa Scrabble Club and played in many international tournaments. Hilda will always be remembered for her love of baking and kindness to all.
A special thank you to the many wonderful nurses and staff of Lakeridge Health Oshawa, 6th floor and palliative care unit.
Visitation was held at the DeStefano Funeral Home, 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa (south side of Taunton Road, east of Thornton Road by the Oshawa Airport) 905-440-3595, on Monday, Aug. 5 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m.
A mass of Christian burial was held at Holy Cross Parish, Oshawa on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Burial followed at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Whitby.
If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Cross Building Fund, or a charity of choice would be appreciated. Memories may be shared at