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Hilda Dorothy Lee

October 26, 1939 - June 17, 2012


With family by her side, Hilda Dorothy Lee passed away in Calgary, Alberta after a lengthy illness on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at the age of 72 years. She leaves to mourn her passing her beloved husband, Picky, son Mark (Nicki), daughter Joanne (John) Griffioen and grandchildren Tegan, Jordan, Denton and Kevin as well as cherished friend Hahn Chung. Hilda also leaves two brothers Bill and Jimmy Smith, two sisters Beatrice (Don) Sharp, Margaret (Robert) Parnell and one brother-in-law Bill Lee.

Hilda was born on October 26, 1939 in Coleman, Alberta to Bill and Dorothy Smith, the third of five children. She spent her youth in Coleman and met the love of her life in 1957. She married Picky Lee on May 17, 1958 and together they had their two children, Mark and Joanne. They moved to Cranbrook in 1965 and here she started her career as Administrator in various businesses. Her longest occupation was as the Administrator of the Dr. F. W. Green Home for 26 years. Hilda was very instrumental in construction of the new phase of the Dr. F. W. Green Home in 1986. After retirement she enjoyed volunteering for organizations associated with her tenure with the Green Home. Hilda was the founder of the Festival of Trees which was a fundraiser for the Interior Health Authority.

Hilda was a very loving and giving person – never asking for anything in return. She touched the lives of many people and was a very humble and loving woman. Hilda gave unconditionally to others. She was a cherished part of the family, not just to her own children, but to all of her many nieces and nephews. To her, family was number one and her legacy will live on.

To honour Hilda”s request and because of her humble nature of unconditional giving and never wanting to receive, there will be no funeral service. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Special Olympics, 1040 – 19th Ave S., Cranbrook, BC V1C 3E8. Condolences may be left for the family at


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Harry Gold.
Relation: Just a friends wife.

To Picky and the family, my sincere condolences.

From: Kathy Adams Proudfoot
Relation: dear old friend

I am so very sorry to hear of Hilda’s passing. Words can’t express how much I appreciated her kindness when I was young. She will be fondly remembered and cherished as a woman with a very caring and giving spirit. She was such a good friend to my mother when she really needed one and for that I am truly grateful. Hugs to the family, especially Jo-ann…xoxoxo

From: Ken & Joan Jorgenson
Relation: Friends

Our deepest sympathy Picky and Family on the passing of Hilda. She was such a great person and will be missed by everyone.

From: David and Judy Lancaster
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear of Hildas passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to family and friends.

From: judy mcgown
Relation: freind

picky and family sorry for your loss are prayers are with you all

From: R. David Manarey
Relation: Friend

Hi Picky & family,I just got the news on Hilda and I’m so sorry to hear of her passing! I can never forget the time and effort that she and Marg put into Gwen and my wedding! I have know doubt she is going to be missed, and if there is anything Gwen & I can do please feel free to call us.

From: Kay Amundson
Relation: Friend and client

My condolence to Picky,Joanne ,Mark and families a beautiful lady will surley be missed by a loving family.

From: The Milvain Family
Relation: Dear, Dear Family friends

Deepest condolences to Picky and Family from Nata and all of the Milvain family.

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