Hazel Eileen Hildebrand passed away peacefully, at Seaforth Long Term Care Home, on Friday, August 16, 2019, at the age of 90. As owner of Hildebrand Paint & Paper, for decades, on Seaforth’s Main Street, Hazel helped style people’s homes with beautiful patterns and colours. More importantly, Hazel beautified the lives of her family and friends with the colours of love and kindness. As a dedicated community member, Hazel coloured the political atmosphere of Seaforth during her terms serving as Councillor, Deputy Reeve and her two terms as Mayor. The colours of blue and white were always reflected through Hazel’s life in her unwavering support of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Hazel will be lovingly remembered by her children Doug and Lori Hildebrand, Joan and Rick Wood and Steve and Ruth Hildebrand. Memories of a much loved grandma remain with grandchildren Jill and Nick tenHag, Scott and Amanda Wood, Dean and Carrie Wood, Angie and Rob Dekaban, Jeremy Hildebrand and Shelby Harbach-Kruschel, Jennie Hildebrand and Santiago Badell and Emily Hildebrand. Great grandchildren Benjamin, Jonathan, Spencer, Charlie, Payton, Phoebe, Abbie, Emma, Lily and Aiden will remember Grandma’s stash of cookies and treats. Left to reminisce days gone by are sister Dorothy Talbot, sister-in-law Audrey Coleman and Hazel’s nieces and nephews.
In faith, we trust that Hazel’s spirit is reunited in eternal life with her husband George (1992), grandson Tyler Hildebrand (1991), parents Russel and Ethel (née Smith) Coleman, brother Emerson Coleman and brother-in-law Ernie Talbot.
Family and friends are invited to visitation at McGlynn Family Funeral Home (519-527-1390), 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth, on Sunday, August 18th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A private family funeral service will be held with burial in Maitlandbank Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation or Maitlandbank Cemetery would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be made by visiting Hazel’s memorial at www.mcglynnfamilyfuneralhome.com