It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of our Hilde Nuesslein on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Hilde was predeceased by her parents and siblings and in 2013, by Herbert, her husband of 60 years. She is survived by her two children, David (Deanna), Eunice (Gorm) and her only grandchild, Elise.
Hilde was born in the picturesque town of Passau, Germany on July 16, 1928. She and Herbert married in 1952 and they soon immigrated to Canada in 1954. They started out in Lethbridge where their first child, Eunice, was born. After a short time in Alberta, the young family moved to Vancouver where their son, David, was born. Although they built up a successful sign business in Vancouver, they wanted to do more with their lives. In 1970 they sold everything and moved to Invermere to help with the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses there. And that is what Hilde loved best: sharing the good news of God’s Kingdom, and showing generosity, hospitality and kindness to all she met. Although she struggled with serious health problems in her later years, she was always gracious and no one left her room at Columbia House without feeling upbuilt and encouraged.
Many thanks to Drs. Ross and Page for Hilde’s excellent care over the years. A special thanks to Vivian Bond and the wonderful team at Columbia House (south wing) who treated her as if she was family. Your exemplary care of our mom allayed so many of our fears.
Hilde is now peacefully asleep in Jehovah’s memory, awaiting the promised resurrection (John 5:28, 29). There will be a memorial service for Hilde Nuesslein on Sunday, October 18 at 7 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1070 Hwy 93/95, Invermere, BC.