In Memory of



Obituary for Arthur Hilder

HILDER, Arthur Charles, (November 23rd, 1943-November 16, 2023), of Belleville, entered into rest at QH-Trenton Memorial Hospital on Thursday, November 16th, 2023, at the age of 79. Born in Toronto and was a dear son of the late Frank & Kathleen Hilder (nee Wise). Beloved husband of Carol Anne Hilder (nee Hannigan). Loving father of Norman Hilder and Jennifer Hilder. Cherished poppa of Rachel-Ann Thompson (Gavin), and Jazmynn Hilder-Grealey. Beloved great-poppa of Tristan, Archer, Kessandra and Maranda Thompson. Dear brother of Ken Hilder (Cyndi), the late Kathy Hilder, and the late Carole Scully. Arthur will be missed by his many nieces and nephews, and by his in-laws, Jerry & Shirley Hannigan, and Arlene Hannigan. Predeceased by his brothers-in-law, Ronald Hannigan and Michael Hannigan (late wife Doris). Art’s focus in life was his family. Seeing his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren thrive in life was his greatest joy. Art joined the Toronto Transit Commission as an apprentice diesel mechanic in 1962 and retired as an engineering technologist.  His retirement years were spent enjoying carpentry projects, model trains and he was an early convert along with friends and family to the game Dungeons and Dragons. In keeping with Arthur’s wishes, cremation took place. If desired, donations to the  Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel, Belleville (613-968-2273).