CLARENCE P. HILDEBRAND
With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Clarence on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years Stella; daughter Angela (Rob); grandchildren Chris and Shane (Taylor); sister Rosie and brother Gordon (Sharon); many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and attended every celebration and milestone his family members gathered for.
Clarence had a long career in the farming equipment industry working for Versatile and Co-op Implements.
Clarence was a member of Toastmasters, IOF and the PC Party in earlier years.
He was a gracious host to all visitors and was known to bring out the harmonica and accordion to entertain his numerous guests.
Clarence will be remembered by a multitude of recollections for his proficient abilities as a personal; tutor, mechanic, carpenter, plumber, electrician, engineer, driving instructor, chess player, puzzle solver, historian, statistician, accountant, politician, debator, inventor, chauffeur, guidance counsellor, master of ceremonies, tour guide, coach, cheerleader, musician, singer, comedian, Ukrainian Butterfly and Polka dancer... to name a few. He had so many talents and interests, except for cooking.
You defied the original prognosis from 20+ years ago that you'd only have another year to live. Your one goal was to see your grandchildren graduate. You achieved that and dealt with unimaginable pain in the process, never once did we hear you complain. Those blue eyes, that sense of humour, your kindness, courage and strength lives on. Please know how much you are loved and respected and how sorely you will be missed.
A private viewing and cremation have taken place. A memorial and interment will be held by the family at a later date.
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