PLATZ, Hilde Maria
December 8, 1928 — July 30, 2018
Hilde Maria Platz was born Dec 8, 1928 in Strodenitz, Czechoslovakia. Hilde passed away peacefully in Kelowna, BC on July 30, 2018 at the age of 89 after battling dementia for several years. Hilde is predeceased by her loving husband Manfred of Kitchener, ON; her son Bernhard in Duluth, GA; and her sisters Trude and Mitzi in Germany.
Hilde is survived by her daughter, Evelyne MacMillan; son-in-law John MacMillan and daughter-in-law Marguerite Camus-Platz.
Blessed with Evelyne’s children Kristine and Curt MacMillan; Bernhard’s children Jeffrey and Steven Platz; Patrick and Timothy LaFlamme. Great grandchildren are Hailey, Samantha, Isabella, Justine, Kayle and Christian. Nieces are Dawna, Brenda and Janet in Ontario and Elisabeth in Germany.
Hilde grew up in Germany during the war years and worked as a dental nurse. In 1954 the couple emigrated to Canada living in Toronto, Hamilton and Kitchener, ON.
Hilde was a consummate cook, baker and meticulous housekeeper: she was queen of her castle. She and Manfred were avid world travelers and journeyed to distant places on all continents. Bowling was a passionate activity for many decades in Hamilton and Kitchener. During the 60’s and 70’s Hilde was known as the Avon lady and she enjoyed meeting the ladies in the neighbourhood. Sewing and all manner of handcrafts were Hilde’s many talents. She and Manfred square danced for many years. Hilde retained her German heritage and was a long-time valued member of the Germania Club ladies group in Hamilton serving in many capacities including president.
In 2017 Hilde moved to Kelowna to be near her daughter Evelyne.
Thanks and gratitude to the wonderful Staff at Orchard Manor for their compassion and professional support and care.
The family held a private ceremony in Kelowna.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made in Hilde’s name to the Alzheimer Society or to your local Dementia support group.
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