Hildegund Klothilde Mundt (nee Schiemann) was born March 13, 1935 in Vangerow Pommern (Pomerania), Germany, which now belongs to Poland. When the Second World War had ended her family lived under Polish and Russian authorities for awhile. On the 13th of March, 1946 (which was also her birthday) Hilda, her mother and sister were deported out of their home into camps. From these camps they were shipped to the West, which was very lucky for them. In West Germany they were reunited with her father, who had been released from an American war prison. After spending years of unemployment, inadequate housing and general unrest in West Germany, and after losing their homeland anyway, they decided to make a new home in a new world, Canada. Hilda’s family left Bremerhaven, Germany on the 13th of March 1953 (her birthday again) and became landed immigrants on the 22nd of March in St. John’s, Newfoundland. They crossed Canada by train and stopped in Stirling, Alberta, (near Lethbridge) where they worked in the sugar beet fields. There, through Ted’s Aunt and Uncle (whom they met on their journey to Canada) Hilda met Ted. They were married on December 23, 1954 in the Sibbald United Church. They lived with Ted’s parents Bertha and Philip Mundt for a few years and in the spring of 1959 bought the Dan and Ethel Schmidt place. In 1959 Hilda’s mother and father came to live with them on the farm. Her sister Renate Pyttlik and family lived in Alsask, Sask., and Ted’s cousin Hilbert Bintz and family lived in New Brigden/Sedalia area. Many weekend visits with these families, and summers with the Winnipeg cousins with loads of memories and stories.
Hilda was strict and instilled a strong work ethic while raising her 7 children – Gary, Linda, Ruth, Rita, Debby, Rick and Rob. She worked very hard - always planted a huge garden. She canned, froze, baked and cooked for a small army daily. She sewed and mended many clothes, and kept them clean by hauling and heating the water, putting them through a wringer washer and then hanging them on a clothes line to dry. Hilda was also a pretty good nurse mending all the cuts, scrapes, ailments and illnesses that passed through.
There wasn’t a lot of spare time but Hilda bowled in Alsask, belonged to the Alsask Lioness, supported the Sibbald Community Club and was a devoted member of the Marengo Lutheran Church. Hilda was a gracious host; her door was always open for a neighbor, friends or family to visit and there was always enough food for an extra plate at her table.
Hilda and Ted did find some time to travel; they attended Expo in Montreal in 1967, Germany in 1975, cruise in 1975 from Miami, Florida to Caracas Venezuela, Pinzgauer Cattle Congress Tour in 1982 to Austria and Czechoslovakia, back to Germany in 1985, 1990, 2000 and 2010.
Left to cherish Hilda’s memory are: her children Linda & Dean Sutherland, Ruth & Kevin Munroe, Rita, Debby, Rick & Shannon and Rob & Chandra; her grandchildren Dallas & Nicole Sutherland, Richelle Cash, Jackie, Tori & Kyla Munroe, Coltan, Chad, Kurtis & Kory Mundt, and mother Leanne Mundt, Jillian, Abbey & Olivia Mundt, Joelle & Baxton Mundt; and great-grandchildren Alannah & Rylie Cash and their father Mason Cash and Aubrey Sutherland; her brother-in-laws Hans & Claire Mundt, Ed & Marilyn Mundt; sister-in-laws Margaret Sawatzky & Alma Spenst as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended families in Germany.
Hilda was predeceased by her parents Fritz Arthur Schiemann in 1969 & Marie Alvina Matilda Schiemann (nee Carl) in 1978, father-in-law Philip Mundt in 1990, and mother-in-law Berta Mundt in 1977 husband Ted in 2012, son Gary in 2004, sister Renate Pyttlik in 2009, brother-in-laws John Sawatzky in 2017, Jack Spenst in 2006, Rudy Goertz in 2004, Harry Pyttlik in 1988 sister-in-law Frieda Goertz in 2015, nephew John Goertz in 2014 and great niece Kelse Pyttlik in 2012.
Due to COVID19, the family will be having a small private service, but welcome you to watch during the livestream. If livestream does not work due to poor cell service, a recording of the service will be posted shortly after the service.
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