KEARNS, Hilda Meehan
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1927 - 2013
Hilda Kearns, whose byline graced Montreal newspapers for more than 40 years, slipped quietly away on April 26th, at the age of 85. Predeceased by her husband of 52 years (Sean Kearns). Adored Mother of Siobhan (Fred Suder) and cherished Nanny of Niklaus Lehmann. Having learned on the job, and in era before journalism schools, Hilda turned editor and teacher, at various times Women's Editor at the Gazette and the Montreal Star, a stint as Editor in Chief of the Val D'Or Star, The Gazette's Fashion Editor, but always first and foremost a serious reporter. We believe that now Hilda has started on her journey to be reunited with her loving husband and past colleagues at the Press Club, where her typewriter will continue to produce wonderful stories. Many thanks to the wonderful, compassionate and caring staff at Stillwater Creek Retirement home for the months of care they provided for Hilda. A private family service will be held, but a celebration of Hilda's life will follow in June. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.colefuneralservices.com
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Apr. 27 to May 4, 2013