EMENAU – Hilda Beatrice, 93, of Liverpool, Queens County, passed away peacefully at home on July 15, 2017.
Born in Brooklyn, Queens County, on August 20, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Edgar R. and Mildred (Fulton) Gardner.
In earlier years, Hilda was a stenographer at the former Bowater Mersey Paper Mill in Brooklyn. She was a member of the Zion United Church and the Zion UCW, a former member of the Liverpool Curling Club, the Liverpool K-40 Club and the Kinettes Club. She was also co-owner of F.C. Emenau Pharmacy with her husband F.C. “Ted” Emenau, owner and pharmacist.
Hilda was loved by her family and everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was kind and thoughtful to others and her home was always open to welcome those who visited. Her family brought her much happiness and she enjoyed the traditional family Boxing Day gathering at her home and summer gatherings at the family cottage.
She is survived by her four sons, Neil (Elizabeth), Reid (Patricia) Jeffrey (Bonnie Ramey) and Kevin (Debra), four grand daughters, Heather (Chad) Ellis, Kelly (Jessie) Sarty, Lindsay (John) Cusack, and Courtney Emenau. Six great grandchildren Myles and Emma Ellis, Owen and Aila Sarty, Addison and Callie Cusack. Her brother Murray Gardner and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Frederick “Ted” Emenau who shared 58 years of marriage, a brother Ross (Ruth) Gardner, sister Frances P. (Harry) Kuniholm and sister-in-law Arna Gardner.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A celebration of Hilda’s life will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Zion United Church, Liverpool. Reverend Carol Smith officiating. Burial will be in Zion United Cemetery, Payzant Street, Liverpool. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Queens county Branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses, Zion United Church, Liverpool, Queens General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
The family would like to say a special thank you to the wonderful caregivers, Betty Tarr, Joanne MacLeod, Debbie Smiley and Susan Chouinard who looked after Hilda in her home for several years, Also thank you to the Queens County Branch of the V.O.N. and Palliative Care for your guidance and assistance.
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It is with a saddened heart I read this today. Hilda and Ted were a very special part of my childhood growing up in Brooklyn and I feel a deep loss. My God give all of you, her family, comfort and peace during these difficult times. May her memory be a blessing to us all. Jim and Greta Margaret( Gardner) Laws
Robert & Sally Fader
To all of Hilda’s family:
I am so sad to learn of Hilda’s passing. She was a dear, sweet, gentle lady who was loved by all. I was so glad to have seen her a week ago, along with Rev. Carol. We had a great visit & she was quite alert at the time. She was well looked after by her caregivers & her very devoted family, the past few years.
We will keep you in our thoughts & prayers at this very sad time.
Char & Bob MacInnis
Reid, Patricia, Lindsay, John, and family
So very sorry to hear this news. I only met her once at the wedding I believe. Very elegant lady. You will miss her dearly. Our deepest sympathies to you all.
Bob and Char
Bill and Barbara Scobey - Bruce and Charlene White
Dear Neil and Liz, Reid and Patti, Jeff and Bonnie, Kevin and Debra, Mike and grandchildren.
How very sorry we are to hear of Hilda’s death. She was a lady filled with grace, strength and dignity and we feel fortunate to have known her. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold forever in your hearts. We send our sincere sympathy and will be thinking of you.
Your mother was such a sweet and loving lady.I know you will miss her so much.I enjoyed visiting her when I was on the Visitation Committee. I always meant to get back, but have challenges here at home.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
A Very Sweet Lady.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all her family
Stephen, Laurie and Janet Blackbird
To the Emenau family,
Hilda was an amazing lady and loved by many. She will truly be missed and fondly remembered. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.
Kevin and Cathie Wentzell.
To Hilda’s Family,
Take comfort in your memories. Hilda was a lovely lady.
Deepest sympathy thinking of you at this time. kind regards
Linda & Robert Trainor
To Hilda’s family & friends,
So sorry to hear of Hilda’s passing. She lived a good long life, with great memories for you all to cherish. Take Care & GOD Bless all who are mourning her passing. Please accept our condolences.
Linda & Robert
we are so sorry to hear of the passing of hilda , she will be greatly missed, hilda was quit a woman and mother,hilda will never be forgotten and will live on in people’s heart’s especially her four boy’s and their families. sending prayers and hug’s to the emenau families .jollimore family
For Jeff and the Emenau Family,
Your Mom was truely a wonderfull person who gave so much of her time to our community over the years. I know that all of you will miss this beautiful person , may the memories each one of you carry help you through as you remember with both tears and smiles. God Bless.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences… Grammie was loved by all and was an inspiration to many. I am thinking of you all! xoxo
Jim and Liz Fraelic
To the Emenau family : Jim and I send our sincere sympathy on the passing of your family matriarch. Sweet Hilda was one in a million….a very special lady. i remember well how she was always interested in what was happening in your life, and when we were children, you were always welcomed in her home. She will be terribly missed, but I’m sure you have many, many stories and memories….so many that she will never be far away, kept in your heart.
Kurt and Anne Sarty
To the Emenau family
We are sorry to hear that Hilda has passed. She was such a lovely lady who we met through Zion Church. She was always so kind in the way she greeted everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
Shelly (Shupe) and Derek Neilson
Neil and Elizabeth – so sorry to hear of your loss.
Peter Young,Sharon White,Bobby and Thelma Young
To the Emenau Family,we’re so sorry to hear that your mother,grandmother and great grandmother has passed away.May you always cherish the times you had together,as her memories will always be with you.
Dear Jeff & Bonnie. So sorry for the loss of Hilda. I always thought she was such a wonderful lady and very gracious. I always loved to talk to her. She would stop and talk to anyone who stopped her while she out shopping. Hilda & Ted were wonderful people and never thought beneath of themselves. Loved to talk to everyone. They belonged to our Kiwanis Family for years. Your mom lived a wonderful long life and just remember the good times you had with her. Myy prayers are with you at this time. Alone with the prayers from the Kiwanis Club of Liverpool.
Cookie Trainor, Secretary, Kiwanis Club of Liverpool
David P. H. Kempton
My deepest condolences for the Emenau and Gardner families on the recent passing of Hilda. She was a lovely lady. Take care and God bless you all.
Manson and Nancy
Family..Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Hilda was a lovely kind lady.
Manson and Nancy White
Bill and Anna Cox
Our deepest sympathy in Hilda’s passing, a very gracious lady always with a pleasant smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
My deepest sympathy to the Emenau Family. Sorry for your loss.
Gerald Gillis and Family
Deepest condolences to the Emenau family on the passing of your mother,she was a elegant lady. Gerald Gillis and family
The Maritime Conference United Church Women extend deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one, Hilda.
May you always keep the memories of Hilda in your heart and treasure them each day.
May the love of God surround you to comfort, encourage and strengthen you at this difficult time.
May you feel the love and caring of your UCW family and know that they are there to give you support, encourage and strengthen you.
In Christian Love,
MC – UCW
Pauline and Marion
We send our deepest sympathy to the family and our thoughts and prayers shall be with you.
Hilda was such a lovely lady, and she will always be in our hearts. God Bless !
Lloyd and Zoe Steeves
Please accept our sincere condolences for the passing of your Mother. She was always welcoming when we dropped in to introduced ourselves as her new neighbours. She will be greatly missed.
Dear Jeff and Family:
Please accept my sincere condolences at the passing of your mother. Hilda was a wonderful, kind and generous lady who was loved by all who knew her. I know she will be remembered with much love and I am sure your wonderful, thoughtful care of her in the past years was much appreciated by her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and may God bless you in these troubling times.
Jan and Garnett Winchester
A dear sweet lady, yours in Kin, Hilda. Our thoughts are with all your family.
Jan and Garnett
My heart is with all of you. Hilda will be missed , but she knew how much you all cared for her,and how much time you devoted to her over the past few years. We should all be so lucky to have had such a wonderful family to see us through to the end. You have no regrets. Take care of each other now,and know she is happy . Sincerely Linda
Hilda was a most beautiful and gentle lady. My heartfelt condolences to the family.
Diane and Donald White
Reid and Patti and all the Emenau family,
So sad to hear of this, but what a life she lived, adored by her husband of 58 years and by her sons and their families forever and by many dear friends . You really can’t ask for anything better in life. Bless her kind soul and all of you for working together these last years to make her feel that love.
Thinking of you, Diane and Donald
Dennis& Sherri Harrington
Sending sincere condolences to the family.
Shirley & Paul Shot
To Hilda’s Dear family: May the grace of God lessen the grief you are feeling. We are so sorry to hear of your mother, grand-mother and sister’s passing and l pray the memories you hold in your hearts will help you through this most difficult time.
George & Carolyn Parnell
Sending our sympathy to the family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Leon & Norma Robertson
We are so sorry to hear of Hilda passing. She was a dear person and always had time for a chat.
Our condolences and prayers for the whole family.
Leon & Norma Robertson
To Hilda’s family:
I am extending sincere sympathy to you upon learning of Hilda’s passing. She was a sweet, kind and gracious lady who always greeted you with a smile and cheery hello. She was fun to work with at church and Kinette/K-ette functions. Her tomato aspec was always a hit at potluck suppers. Sending prayers during this difficult time.
Clyde & Wendy (Smith) MacAdams
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Hilda was a wonderful lady.
Cheryl and Bob Hatt
To the Emeneau family. ….. so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing….she was a Sweetheart. so kind and gentle. Please accept our most sincere condolences.
My sincere condolences to the family of the late Hilda Emeneau.
Long ago, in the early 1960’s, I was a recipient of Hilda’s kind hospitality.
Hilda was a wonderful role model for all women.May she rest in peace .
Condolences to the Emenau family in the loss of a central family figure who obviously brought a lot of love and joy to the family. I am sure that you have many happy memories and I hope they will help you get through this trying time.
Phyllis & Bill
To Jeff and Bonnie and the family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I know from hearing Bonnie speak about her how much everyone loved her and what a special lady she was. Forever hold in your hearts the many happy memories. Memories never fade!
Hugs to each and every one of you at this sad time.
Phyllis & Bill
Hilda was a lovely lady and the best neighbour ever. Thinking of you all with sympathy and understanding.
Kim Masland, MLA Queens-Shelburne
Please accept my sincere condolences for your family’s loss. May you find strength in one another during this difficult time, and may peace and comfort find you.
We extend our sincere condolences to all of the Emenau family. Hilda was forever a lovely lady. You were all truly blessed; as was anyone whom had the pleasure in knowing dear Hilda
Anne and Steve MacDonald
Rod & Ann Golden
Neil & Liz, Reid & Patty, Kelly & Jessie And the Emenau family. We are sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy. Rod & Ann
Earl & Sharon Mossman
Dear Reid, Patti and family, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Emeneau. The video of so many happy memories in your life with your Mom is beautiful. Always keep these beautiful memories in your hearts and minds. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. Love Earl & Sharon Mossman
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
To the Emenau family: Sincere condolences to all Hilda’s family.
Nancy & Kelly Verbicky
With many years of memories with Aunt Hilda, Uncle Ted and family, both of us wish we could be there to share in celebrating Aunt Hilda’s life. She was a very special lady to many and will be sadly missed. It is a rare gift to be surrounded by the love of family and friends in your own home until God takes us home. Aunt Hilda loved everyone she met and God has surely gained an angel. Lots of love and condolences for all the Emeneau family at this difficult time. Please know that our hearts and prayers are in Brooklyn with you all.
Barb and Ulf Snarby
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hilda has been loved by many of us because of her gracious,caring personality. She was a strong supporter of our community and those who lived here. Hilda had a unique ability to make everyone she knew feel special. I know that you have so many memories that will help you smile when you remember this remarkable lady. ” Bless her little heart!” ( She had a great big one!)
Doug & Dot Winters
Sorry to read about Hilda. She was a very gentle person who lit up a room when she smiled. Hilda was on my K40 call list and you always felt good after that call. We all have fond memories and a good story or two of Hilda and Ted. They were a great couple.
Doug & Dot
Kevin and Debbie Page
Our Thoughts and prayers are with all of the Emenau family. Hilda was a great lady and will always be remembered fondly (with some great stories to go with those memories)
Sincere condolences. Hilda was one of those people who made growing up in Liverpool so special. I remember going to her house after church and always leaving with a cookie and a comic or two. She made everyone happier and that kind beautiful smile could light up one’s day. I’m thinking of you all and hope that you can take comfort from your friends and family, and the many wonderful memories that you share.
Hilda was one of the most kind hearted ladies I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. It was always a delite to sit and chat with her. Thinking of her family and caregivers during this very difficult time.
Jo-Ann and Rick Baker
Patti & Reid:
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Daniel & Rosey Elizondo & Family
Our deepest heart felt sympathy to the Emenau family, on the loss of your sweet Mom. She was always very kind to our family and we are very saddened by her passing.
With our condolences,
Daniel & Rosey Elizondo and family
John & Melody Bakolias & Family
My deepest sympathy to the Emenau Family. So sorry for the loss of your wonderful mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
John & Melody Bakolias & Family
To The Emenau Family
my condolences to all of you..Hilda
was a dear sweet lady..it was a pleasure
to have known her…thinking of you all
at this sad time..
Milton Baptist Church
We wan’t to extend our condolences to Hilda’s Family. We pray the Lord will bless and encourage you at this time.
So sorry to hear of Aunt Hilda’s passing. I have many fond memories of our visits on our trips out east. She was one of a kind, very caring, kind and generous. Truly an inspiration. May your wonderful memories help you through this sad time.