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Hilda Chatten

Hilda Chatten (Smithers)

April 9th, 1932 - August 1st, 2020
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Obituary

Passed away, peacefully, surrounded by loving family members, at the Delhi Long Term Care Centre, on August 1st, 2020, Hilda (Smithers) Chatten, formerly of Tillsonburg and Straffordville, at the age of 88. Hilda was born in Byfleet, Surrey, England to the late George and Esther Smithers. She is predeceased by her husband Arthur “Ronald” Chatten (June 4, 2001). Hilda’s lasting legacy are her three loving children: Dawn Chatten, of Tillsonburg; Christopher (Cathy) Chatten, of Tillsonburg; Jane (Robert) Townsend, of Cultus; five much loved grandchildren: Mark (Emily), Ashleigh (Andrew), Stephanie (Derek), Carol, John; and four special great-grandchildren: Malcolm, Liliana, Ana-Sophia, Archer. Survived by her sister Joan Johnson, of England and by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her brother George Smithers (late wife Margaret), and by brother-in-law Len Johnson.

Friends and relatives are invited to offer their support and caring by sending flowers, posting photos, tributes, favourite memories, and hugs from home on Hilda’s tribute page at the www.verhoevefuneralhomes.com. Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, public visitation will be LIMITED to ONLY guests that RSVP by visiting Hilda’s tribute page at verhoevefuneralhomes.com or by calling (519-842-4238) between 9am and 4pm. Each person attending must be listed as a guest. Guests must wear face masks and maintain social distancing rules. Guests are asked not to attend if they are ill, if they have been around someone else who is ill or have travelled. Guests are encouraged to attend only when their time slot begins, if guests arrive too early, they are asked to wait in their vehicle. If guests arrive too late, they may be unable to enter. In keeping with Hilda’s expressed wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to Celebrate Hilda’s Life and Legacy will take place on Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., in the MAURICE J. VERHOEVE FUNERAL HOMES- BURIAL AND CREMATION SERVICES INC. Chapel, 262 Broadway Street, Tillsonburg by Rev. Fr. Osita Oluigbo, of St. John’s Anglican Church. Public visitation will take place on Friday between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the “Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada” would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes, Tillsonburg, entrusted with all funeral arrangements, with confidence.

“The family would like to thank the nurses and PSW’s at the Delhi Long Term Care Centre for their loving care and compassion for Hilda.”
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 1:30pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 7th, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes - Burial and Cremation Services Inc.
    Address
    262 Broadway Street
    Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G3R7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Each person attending must be listed as a guest. Please RSVP online or call 519-842-4238.
  • Memorial Service

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 7th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes - Burial and Cremation Services Inc.
    Address
    262 Broadway Street
    Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G3R7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, each person attending must RSVP prior to Friday. This is to ensure that attendance numbers comply with local and provincial guidelines.
    Officiant
    Rev. Fr. Osita Oluigbo
  • Interment

    Location
    Woodland Cemetery
    Address
    493 Springbank Drive
    London, Ontario N6J1H3
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    Notes
    At a later date.

Donations

Donations are being accepted for: HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION OF ONTARIO.

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Linda Cowan

Posted at 10:42am
Such a great and gracious lady. I feel honoured to have the privelege of knowing Hilda. She will be missed. Sorry for your loss.

Susan Rettie Ward

Posted at 10:18pm
Sorry to hear of Hilda’s passing. Hilda was a client of mine for quite a few years and I enjoyed our weekly chats while doing her hair.
Sue Rettie
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