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Judith Rae “Judy” Hilgartner

Judith Rae “Judy” Hilgartner

December 29, 2023

Judith Rae “Judy” Hilgartner

HILGARTNER, Judith Rae “Judy” – Passed away peacefully, at Louise Marshall Hospital on Friday, December 29, 2023 in her 71st year. Beloved wife for 47 years to James “Jim” Hilgartner. Loving mother of David & Shannon Hilgartner, Michael & Lindsay Hilgartner, Jeffery & Barb Hilgartner, and Daniel & Laura Hilgartner. Grandmother of Addison, Andrew, Elsie and Hardin. Sister of Margaret Collard (late Rex), Linda Pitcher (late Doug), Elizabeth (Tom) Seaver, sister-in-law of Sharon (Bill) Hilgartner, Kevin (Kim) Hilgartner and Thressa Hilgartner. Predeceased by her parents Margaret and Ray Clark, brother-in-law Brian Hilgartner, and her mother-in-law Kay Hilgartner. 

Judy enjoyed her many years of volunteering, whether it was with the U.C.W., the Red Hat Society, or volunteering with the V.O.N., where she and Jim would deliver Meals on Wheels together. But above everything, she loved her family, and loved being a mother and grandmother. 

Visitation will be held at the Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen Street East, Mount Forest on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 from 12:00 – 1:45 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Following the funeral service, all are invited to the church hall for refreshments and fellowship. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Judy are asked to consider Cancer Patient Services. Arrangements entrusted to England Funeral Home, Mount Forest. 


Hilgartner family.
I'm sorry to hear of Mrs. Hilgartners passing. Thoughts are with you

— Kyle Woods, April 11, 2024

Jim, I was sad to hear about Judy and my prayers have been with you and your family since her health issues started. I missed the announcement for the service on Tuesday and I apologize for not making it there. I will continue to pray for you and talk to you soon.
Take care my friend
Larry Kavelman

— LARRY KAVELMAN, January 5, 2024

We want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Jim. Judy was a warm, sincere, kind and gracious woman. We always looked forward to our chats at family gatherings. May you be comforted by the love of family and friends. 💔 Toots and Ria

— Donna Reingold and Maria Silveri, January 4, 2024

Our thoughts are with you and your family. Sirje and Hans

— Sirje Bekeschus, January 3, 2024

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Paul, Connie and Grace

— Paul Connie & Grace Gehring, January 2, 2024

So sorry to hear about Judy. She was always so busy at the church, a great worker. She will be missed.

Take care,
Bev Maurer

— Bev Maurer, January 2, 2024

My condolences to the family my brother and I grew up next door to Judy and her sisters in Preston

— Lynda (Trimble)Hogg, January 2, 2024

Much love to you Jimmer!

— Kelly & Dave & family, January 2, 2024

Jim and Family - So sorry for your lost. My sisters and I grew up with Judy and we had great times.
Please let you know that you and your family are in my prayers.

— Barbara Braniff, January 2, 2024

Dear Jim & family, Our thoughts @ prayers are with you all at this difficult time, remember the good times.

— Bob McIntee, January 2, 2024

Jim, My deepest sympathy to you & your family.
Mary Lou & Michael Noone

— MARYLOU NOONE, January 2, 2024

Jim and Family. My condolences on Judy's passing. She loved her Family and always talked about her Grandchildren. All the memories you have made will be so precious to all of you now. She will be missed by her many Friends as well. Blessings and Prayers . Marlyn Howard

— Marlyn Howard, January 1, 2024

Jim, Dan and families;

Sending condolences to you all on the lose of your beautiful wife and mother. I am so blessed to have been in the presence of her gentle and soft soul. Thinking of you all.

— Tali McGovern, January 1, 2024

Jim and family. So sorry for your loss .Thinking of you.
Brad and Peggy

— Brad and Peggy Henderson, January 1, 2024

Dear Jim and family,
I’m so very sorry for your loss. May your years of memories help you through this very difficult time.
Mike & Nancy Howes

— Mike & Nancy Howes, January 1, 2024

Jim and Family. Our deepest sympathy . We are so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

— Dennis and Lorri Grein, January 1, 2024

Dave, Shannon and family I am so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and my sincerest condolences. ❤️

— Deb Pressey, January 1, 2024

I am so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Jim, and your family. She was a lovely woman and will be dearly missed.

— Lisa Emke, January 1, 2024

Jim and Family:
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Judy will be greatly missed at Mount Forest United Church after many years of service with the UCW. She was a leader, working with the ladies, doing meal preparations for special events and community dinners.

— Bill Kreps, January 1, 2024

Jim and Family
Please accept our deepest condolences in the loss of Judy.
She will be thoroughly missed by the community for the donation of her time and the contributions to the various organizations
over the past several years.
You and your Family are in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.

— Ken and Joan Hayward, January 1, 2024

Hi Jim....so sorry to hear about Judy's passing. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.

— Dale & Carol Small, January 1, 2024

Jim @ family, My condolences over Judy passing. Keep the memories alive!

— Bob McIntee, January 1, 2024

Sorry for your family's loss

— Kevin Coutts, January 1, 2024

Condolences Jim & family Judy was & always will be a grant lady with a beautiful smile for everyone she met. Judy loved her family deeply she will be missed. Judy rest in peace

— Connie & David Goetz, January 1, 2024

So very sorry for the loss of Judy. We have missed the two of you at the VON. May she rest in peace. A big hug along with thoughts and prayers. Take care Maureen

— Maureen Dineen, December 31, 2023

My sympathy to you Jim and family, in Judy s passing. What a lovely girl Judy was , running around in the kitchen, as our UCW leader.
She will surely be missed.

— Barbara Reeves, December 31, 2023

Jim and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Judy's passing! She was a lovely lady and will certainly be missed by her family and community. Thinking of you at this sad time.

— Joan & Doug Woods, December 31, 2023

Dear Jim,

I didn't know Judy personally, but if she was an extension of your life, then I sure know she was a very, special lady. May 47 years of memories make you smile.

My deepest condolences to your family.


— Laura Cherrey, December 31, 2023

Jim and family,
Steve and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Judy.. she was a wonderful lady and very community minded. Treasure the memories and know that she is now at peace. Sending our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time..
Steve & Crystal

— Crystal Steffler, December 31, 2023

Jim....Really sorry to hear about Judy's passing .I know what she meant to your life and the lives of your boys.Dennis has been keeping us up to date on your challenges including a visit last night.Keep the faith Jim...you still have a lot of life to live and a lot to live for.
Rest in peace Judy.

Jim & Trish Weber

— Jim & Trish Weber, December 31, 2023

Supporting you with our prayers and love at this time. May the Lord surround you all with His comfort and strength! Gaston and Nan

— Gaston and Nan St Louis, December 31, 2023

We are so sorry to hear this. May your fond memories console you. Sandy and Garry Woodcock

— Garry Woodcock, December 31, 2023

Dear Jim and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She was a good neighbour and I enjoyed my chats with her about her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed.

— Ruth McLeod, December 31, 2023

david and shannon and family. we are so very sorry about your beloved mom. we are thinking of you today,and always much love vince and holly

— vinnie humphrey, December 31, 2023

So very sorry to hear the news of your wife ‘s passing. I hope you and your family will receive comfort from all the memories you have made together. Ellen Arthur

— Ellen Arthur, December 31, 2023

Jim and family so sorry to hear about the passing of Judy. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. We send our deepest condolences. Lynn & Deb Gehring

— Lynn & Deb Gehring, December 31, 2023

My deepest sympathy, Jim. It has been a very difficult time for you and your family but you were always at her side. True love, care, and compassion. My sincere condolences. God Bless.
Dave Guilbault

— Dave Guilbault, December 31, 2023

Our thoughts are with you during this very sad time. Judy will be missed. Our condolences to you and your family.

— Chris & Crystal Seifried, December 31, 2023

Our condolences Jim, to you and your family at this very sad time.

— Chere and Jim Ramore, December 31, 2023

Hey Chip,
So sorry to hear of Judy's passing. You two made a wonderful couple. Our condolences to you and the family.
Rock and Louise.

— Brian Hohl, December 31, 2023

I was so sorry to read of Judy's passing. We shared many WDOP preparations & services.
May you feel the Lord's loving arms around you at this time.

— Sheryl Elliston (St. Paul's Anglican Church), December 31, 2023

Jim, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

— George Laurencic, December 31, 2023

Jim I was so sorry to hear about your dear wife Judy. I send out my prayers and support to you and your family. May God surround you with His love and grant you the peace that passes all understanding.

— Geri English, December 31, 2023

I am so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She was a quiet but wise leader who contributed so much to Mount Forest United Church. My thoughts are with her family in this time.

— Sheryl Spencer, December 30, 2023

Jim and Family --Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She was a GREAT lady. Her community involvement will be truly missed by everyone. Always remember the great times that you shared together and as a family.

— Vern and Mary Ruth Job, December 30, 2023

So sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful person.

— Britany fritz, December 30, 2023

Jim ,
Our condolences Jim., with all our hearts

— Bill Yelland, December 30, 2023

Jim and Family. So sorry to hear of Judy's passing. I hope your memories of 47 years of marriage and your family will bring you some comfort at this time.
"Treasure your Memories and those Memories will become the Greatest Treasures of all"

— Bill Dineen, December 30, 2023

Jim and family. We are so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Jim & Karen Bodendistle.

— Jim & Karen Bodendistle, December 30, 2023

Jim so sorry to hear of Judy's passing

— Wilson Schwindtb, December 30, 2023
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