Hilda Zaiser, born January 13, 1938 in Kipling, Saskatchewan, passed away in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 24, 2018. Hilda was predeceased by her parents: Hulda and Carl Zaiser; twin sisters Dagmar Zaiser and Linda (Tony) Kolomaya and is survived by sister, Laura (Al) Layfield of Victoria, BC; brothers, Norm Zaiser of Quesnel, BC and Gerald Zaiser of Kipling, SK, also sister, Paulette (Dave) Shoemaker of Olds, AB, nieces and nephews.
Upon completion of High School in Kipling, Hilda trained and graduated as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Weyburn, SK., working in hospitals across the prairies and in Halifax, NS. Hilda relocated to Winnipeg where she completed the designation of Registered Nurse, continuing her lifelong career as a compassionate caregiver. Hilda loved to learn and earned a number of additional certifications in the medical field, making it possible for her to specialize in a number of areas. She also served a term on the Winnipeg Crisis Line.
Hilda loved the art, culture and music Winnipeg had to offer. She was generous with her time and, over the years, volunteered with numerous organizations, including the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Museum of Man and Nature. Hilda’s knowledge of the Victorian Era made her a valuable volunteer at Winnipeg’s Dalnavert Mansion and Museum.
For decades, Hilda corresponded with pen pals around the world, many of whom she met face to face. She was an avid reader, belonged to a group of serious Scrabble players and studied Tai Chi. Hilda cared deeply about people less fortunate and offered support in many ways, as well as knitting endless toques and mittens for the homeless.
Hilda explored a number of destinations in North America, also travelling to Europe with her Mom to explore the family’s German heritage. She enjoyed annual summer visits to Kipling to meet and reminisce with siblings and old friends.
Service arrangements pending, Eternal Grace Funerals is entrusted with arrangements.