Obituary of David Richard Hildebrand
David Richard Hildebrand
For those who were not able to attend Rich's service, the family wishes to share a video link of the Memorial below:
Rich was born on August 18th, 1958, in Winkler, MB. He was raised in Greenfarm, MB. He started elementary school in Greenfarm later graduating from high school in Winkler. Rich attended Kelsey Post-Secondary Institute in Saskatoon, graduating with a Renewable Resources degree.
Rich met Valerie Roberts during his post-secondary studies, and they were married on June 28, 1980. Rich and Val raised three kids in Shellbrook. Rich has 5 grandkids. He loved being a Papa.
Rich worked for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment in various departments from 1979 to 2018. Post-retirement, Rich worked part-time for Beau"Lac" Funeral Home and his personal workshop doing various woodworks.
Rich had many hobbies including fishing, hunting, woodworking, wood carving, and photography. Rich loved to laugh and make groan-worthy Dad jokes. Rich played rec league hockey with the Nordic Raiders for many years and slow-pitch ball in Prince Albert.
Rich was very well decorated with medals and awards in his work, wood carving, and photography. Rich loved his church, Shellbrook Pentecostal Church, and his community. He is best known for his love of people and love of visiting. He was always found chatting with someone wherever he went.
Rich is lovingly survived by his wife, Valerie Ann Hildebrand (nee: Roberts) of Shellbrook, SK; his
Parents, Doreen & Alvin Hildebrand; his children: David (Erin) Hildebrand of Melita, MB; Jennifer (Daniel) Lundy of Niverville, MB, and their children, Gideon, Jaelle, Adaya; Theresa (Blayne) Smith of Shellbrook and their children, Ciera (Brett Bischler), Cole; his siblings: Roxanna (Alf) Enns, and Dale Hildebrand.
Rich is predeceased by his grandparents, Henry Hildebrand December 12, 1997; Annie Hildebrand January 20, 1986; David Suderman August 22, 1974; and Margaret Suderman September 27, 1968.
There will be a Funeral Service held for Rich on Friday, April 15, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. from the Shellbrook Pentecostal Assembly in Shellbrook, SK (61 – 2nd St W, Shellbrook, SK), with Pastor Dave Bodvarson officiating. There will be a private interment following the service in the Shellbrook Cemetery and everyone is welcome for a time of refreshments and fellowship back at the Church Hall following the interment.
In lieu of tributes, memorial donations may be made in memory of Rich to either the Shellbrook Pentecostal Assembly (Box 1118 Shellbrook, SK. S0J 2E0) or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home & Crematorium, Tammy Smart – Funeral Director, Shellbrook, SK. 306-747-2828.
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