RICHMOND, Hilda Florence (Priest), born October 15, 1921, died June 8, 2010 at Hospice House, Kelowna, BC. Survived by her four sons and their families: Syd Priest (Susan) of West Kelowna, BC, Randy Priest (Joyce) of Golden, BC, Brian Priest (Marion) of Abbotsford, BC and Lawrence Priest (Liz) of Edmonton, AB. Hilda was grandmother to nine grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Born in Edmonton, AB, Hilda (nee Rose) married the love of her life, Sydney J. Priest in 1943, who died unexpectedly in 1973. In 1985 she married John Richmond and moved to Kelowna in 1990. She was again widowed in 1993.
While on her own, Hilda became an adventurous traveler making four trips to the British Isles and Europe. She was extremely proud of her British roots and embraced her Scottish heritage. Hilda was an independent, feisty woman who loved to tell stories and jokes. She had many friends from her homes in the Wedgewood and Mountainview Village facilities here in Kelowna.
Thank you to all the amazing, caring staff and volunteers at Hospice House for their dedicated care to Hilda. A special thank you to Dr. Milt Stevenson, Hilda’s family doctor, for his care and concern especially over the past few months.
A celebration of Hilda’s life will take place on Saturday, June 12th at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Hilda’s name to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6 would be much appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.