DEXTER – Hilda, 87, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Tuesday, August 10, 2010.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland , she was a daughter of the late Cyril and Annie (Fair) Parrott.
Hilda served with the British Army during World War Two in the A.T.S., Postal Division. In 1945, she immigrated to Canada and became the assistant post mistress for Brooklyn, Queens County for over 20 years alongside her husband Dick. She was proud to be a member of the Nova Scotia War Brides Association.
She is survived by her daughter Heather (Ron) Decker of Dartmouth and her granddaughter Krista Decker (David Aucoin) of Dartmouth.
She was predeceased by her husband Elvin Victor “Dick” and a half sister Nancy Lockie.
\ Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A private scattering at sea will be held at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Queens County Branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com. Hilda’s family would like to thank the caring staff of Queens General Hospital and the special ladies that cared for her in her home during these last few months.
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Sorry to hear of your moms passing. I had a lot of chats with her each time I came to read the power metre in the basement. It was very hard to get away at times due to our long talks. I did meet you once and enjoyed my visit with you. Again, sincere sympathy and thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mike Ozon (NSPI)
Shirley & Paul Shot
Heather, Ron and family: So sorry to read of your mothers passing. She was one of a kind. Loved to talk with her and hear her stories. I know she will be missed.
sincere sympathy to heather,krista & the rest of the families from cousin florence fisher,650 old greenfield road,greenfield,n.s. b6l 3y7
Linda Leslie & Curtis Maillett
Hello Heather: I enjoyed chatting with your mother in the grocery store. She had a delightful outlook on life, and she will be missed. Things just are not the same when you lose your Mother. God Bless You. Linda & Curtis
Carol & Arnie Jollimore
Heather,Ron and Krista,
It was sad to hear that Hilda had passed away even though we knew that she was in failing health.It is so difficult when we lose a parent but we know that you will remember her always in so many ways. Take care of each other.
Carol & Arnie
Sandra (MacDonald) Lawson
My dad Stanley MacDonald -mail courier then later assistant Post Master Brooklyn Post Office and I worked with you mother and father at the Post Office. They were great people.
Hillary Søhus Larsen
I am sorry to hear about your mothers death. When I worked in Dr. Thorne’s office, she was one of my favorite people. Hilda always had a story or joke for me. It did not matter how sick she was, there was always a smile on her face. She will be missed by many.
Heather & Family,
I am so sorry to hear that your Mom, (Aunt) Hilda, has passed away. I last bumped into her over a piece of pie in a restaurant in Bridgewater about 25 years ago and still remember how much fun it was to talk to her and spend a bit of time. She had “spunk” that we will all miss.
Condolences are being sent your way on the passing of your Mom, I am was a war bride as well and use to be in touch with her.
Heather & family
Although I have never met you, I remember how your Mom & Dad would talk of you.
I worked with them both at the post office when I was fresh out of school. I enjoyed their sense of humor and their friendship and guidance.
Although, I was with them only about a year I carried their friendship with me over the many years. Often I would meet your Mom in Sobeys and we would have a great chat.
Heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Paulette (Shediac) Wamboldt