Obituary – Hilda Wilson

Hilda Wilson, 92, from Ellenton, Florida passed away after a brief illness on March 4, 2021 to be with her Lord and Savior and all those who passed before her. Born on Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia, Canada on August 25, 1928, she was the youngest daughter of David, Jr. and Armenia (Cross) Baker. She was predeceased by her six siblings, Howard & wife Dora, Clifford & wife Hazel, Ralph, Vernie & husband Ernest, Theresa & husband Stanley, and Pearl (Dolly) & husband Webster; by her husband of 47 years, Lloyd, her daughter Linda Wilson Igoe, and infant daughter Reanne Verline. She is survived by her daughter Greta Wilson Cook and husband Kenneth of Dunbarton, NH; son-in-law John K. Igoe of Billingham, Mass; and by a special nephew, Lester Baker, who she always considered as the son she never had, and wife Susan and family from Ontario, Canada. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and by dear friends and neighbors. Hilda was raised and married on Big Tancook Island, moved to Newmarket, NH in 1952 and resided there for 46 years before moving to Ellenton, Florida in 1998. While in Newmarket, she was an active member of the Newmarket Community Church as a deaconate for 19 years and co-chaired many church suppers and Christmas fairs. In Ellenton, she attended New Hope Baptist Church and was a member of the “Sunshine Club” visiting shut-ins. Hilda was the egg packer at the Wilson Poultry Farm in Newmarket for several years, and also worked at the former Kingston & Warren plant in Newfields after raising her two daughters. One of her greatest joys was to return to her beloved Tancook Island and homestead each summer. As the Baker matriarch, she hosted an annual family reunion each August for many years. Hilda was quite the seamstress, making both her daughters’ wedding gowns. She loved to cook and make homemade pies. Her home, often referred to as her “Do Drop Inn”, was always open to visitors in Newmarket and Ellenton. She will be dearly missed, but always remembered for her perseverance no matter what life gave her, for her sharp mind and story-telling, for her compassion to help others, for the love that always remained in her heart for her Tancook family, and for her gift to all who knew her – her Hilda hugs. She was eternally grateful to her family and friends who visited or called often and to her caregivers in her later years. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to one of the following organizations: Big Tancook Island Emergency Response Association (B.T.I.E.R.A.) – P.O. Box 73, Big Tancook Island, Nova Scotia, Canada B0J3G0 Newmarket Community Church, 137 Main Street, Newmarket, NH, 03857. New Hope Baptist Church, 9422 Old Tampa Road, Parrish, Florida 34219. NH Food Bank, 700 E Industrial Park Dr., Manchester, NH 03109 A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Kent & Pelzar Funeral Home in Newmarket, NH.

 

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