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Hilda Grucela (Sibold)

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Hilda Grucela (Sibold)

February 24, 1928 - July 5, 2024

My mom, Hilda Grucela (born Sibold), passed away on July 5, 2024, in Cobourg, Ontario. She was born and raised in the beautiful Black Forest town of Löffingen and was one of eight siblings. Hilda was preceded in death by Adelheid, Klara, Gertrud, Luise, Ewald, and Frieda and is survived by loving brother Franz.
Hilda made her way to Heidelberg where she worked at the US military base, then met and married Antoni Grucela. Together they immigrated to Canada in 1954 and lived their married life in Ottawa. Family in Germany and the US have wonderful stories and memories of her especially my Uncle Franz, Aunts Hanna and Loni, my cousins Angie,
Andrea, Darlene, Roy, Wolfgang, Linda, Karin, Gertrud, Ulrike and other extended family members as well as friends in Ottawa and Toronto.
Thank you to my husband Kim, brother-in-law Mike (Chantal), the caregivers at Legion Village and Streamway Villa and especially mom's companion Nadine, for the help they gave me in taking care of Hilda.
A celebration of life will be held later in the month at our home.

Rest in peace Mom, you will be missed.

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Gertrud Feser - July 12, 2024

Dean Carla I would like to Express my condolences today, on the death of your mother. I only knew her through Stories. She was my mother Klara s sister. But I had the great pleasure of getting to know you , Carla. I noticed how close you and your mother were. My thoughts are with you and I wish you all the best. Greatings from Germany Gertrud und Walter

Angie (Spence) Kelly - July 12, 2024

Dear Carla and family, Our deepest condolences to you on the passing of our one-time neighbour, Hilda. She was the person who welcomed me to this neighbourhood and where we still live. I remember her laugh and her stories about the early days in this neighbourhood. Everyone should have such a helpful person right next door. We were sorry to lose her when she moved to be close to you and your family but it was lovely not to lose the connection of our once-a-year Christmas cards. We will not forget her many kindnesses. Love and deep sympathy, Angela and Patrick

Essa Saccoh - July 11, 2024

I would hereby like to send my sincere deep heartfelt condolences to Carla, Angie, Wolfgang and the rest of the family on the passing away of Hilde Sibold Grucela that I knew through Angie Decker for over 40years. I last saw her when she, Angie and Wolfgang visited me in 2008 for a sort few days in Gatineau and during which we really had some wonderful moments. She was bubbly, talkative, cracked quite a few jokes, and looked really happy. I will miss her, and may her soul rest in peace for she really was a kind and nice person.

Andree and Bran Pajevic - July 10, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cobourg & District Historical Society

Angie Decker - July 10, 2024

Carla and I are cousins. We grew up together in Ottawa-Hull. Our mothers were sisters and German immigrants. As such, we were a very close family. Like all immigrants, our parents worked hard to make a better life for Carla and me. I will always remember my aunt Hilde for her generosity, hospitality, and fantastic cheesecake! She inherited her father's temperament but that also made her interesting and fun to be with. As my godmother I was particularly spoiled by my 'Tante' Hilde. I will keep her in my mind and heart for as long as I live. Hope 'life' on the other side is good to you Hilde! You certainly deserve it! Your 'favourite' niece Angie

Kathleen Ugolini - July 10, 2024

Carla and Kim , my sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mother. Hilda was my favorite person. Meeting her at We-Fix-U, then working with her at Legion Village was a joy. I loved her, and I know she loved me, as she constantly told me so. Hilda's smile was contagious, and celebrating her 90th birthday was such a joy. Losing your Mother is a very hard emotion to go through. God Bless to both of you.

Shelley Dubros - July 10, 2024

Dear Carla, I’m sorry for your loss. I’m looking at the memorial picture of your mom posted above… Hilda was quite the looker (Just like you❣️) … Over the past many decades, I have enjoyed your mother’s kindness and friendship. I will treasure these memories and Hilda will not be forgotten. ~Shelley

Michelle Wright (Diminie) - July 9, 2024

Met Hilda when I first went to work at Legion Village, dining room. She told me many stories over the years, such a sweet lady. Condolences to the Families

Malia Vousden - July 9, 2024

Carla & family I am saddened to hear of Hilda's passing. We met at the Village and I will cherish all the memories we had together. Such a loving soul and she will be missed. Sending all my condolences

Margaret Williams -Tozek - July 9, 2024

Carla and Kim my deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. I will always have fond memories of your mom.Heidi always enjoyed a good cup of tea and cookies. What a lucky mom she was to have such a loving daughter! Take care ❤️

Bob & Andrea Hahn - July 9, 2024

Carla & Kim- Please accept our deepest sympathy & heartfelt thoughts. May your memories of your mom be a source of comfort at this time❣ All our prayers, Bob & Andrea Hahn

Ann Tozak - July 9, 2024

Condolences Carla and family. Your Mom was a fiesty beautiful woman. Loved spending time with her at Legion Village

Angie Jones - July 9, 2024

I’m so sorry to hear of Hilda’s passing. I miss her dearly at the Village.Such a dear sweet lady with a smile that could light up any room.

Nadine Heffernan - July 9, 2024

I will miss my friend ( Hilda ) I will hold all our memories close to my Heart..Carla & Kim my thoughts and prayers are with you both ❤️

SMITA KOTHARI - July 9, 2024

Dear Carla and Kim, We are so sorry for your loss. I remember your mom very fondly. I met her so many years ago the first time in your parents home in Ottawa. She was blessed to have had such caring from all those close to her, especially you Carla and Kim has been a good support to you. Hilda will be missed. May her soul rest in peace. Much love from Smita and Sharad.

Julie Jones - July 9, 2024

We are so sorry for your loss and are saddened to hear this news. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Love Dave and Julie

Cobourg Police Service - July 9, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Legion Village

Nadine Mahood (Legion Village - 336) - July 8, 2024

Hilda and I shared a name (my first name is Hilda) and a birthday. From the first day we met here at Legion Village we had a bond of friendship and I have missed seeing her here since she was moved to Streamway Villa. I am sad to learn of her passing and will remember her in the days to come with fondness and caring.

Kandis Kapteyn - July 8, 2024

Hilda was a pleasure to care for. I will miss hearing all her stories and seeing Benny on her bed. Wishing you comfort in these times. All my love.

Judy Elliott - July 8, 2024

I’m saddened by this announcement but in my heart I know she’s smiling down. She was a pleasure to have in my shop every week hearing all her childhood stories. Sending heartfelt condolences knowing it’s never easy even when it’s time. Hold all your good memories close.