District of Placentia – St. Mary’s


Hilda Whelan was born in Dildo, NL.  One of ten children, she was orphaned at the age of 5, and widowed at 19.  She remarried Bill Whelan, and they have been happily married for the past 40 years, their greatest joy being their 3 children and 11 grandchildren.  Hilda received a diploma in Business Administration, and boasts a long list of government and community boards upon which she has volunteered over the past ten years.  She received the inaugural Ovation Award presented by Kathy Dunderdale, who applauded her accomplishments in helping women in our communities. Hilda was also the recipient of the Melvin Jones Award, presented by Lions Club International for her dedicated volunteer service to our province.  

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