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Anna Theresa "Loretta" Hillstrom


Anna Theresa "Loretta" Hillstrom

It was a beautiful spring day on April 29th, 2021, as the golden sun set, that Anna Theresa "Loretta" Hillstrom peacefully passed on from this World at Whisperwood Villa, in Charlottetown PEI, at age 94.
She will always be remembered by her loving husband Bruce; her three children, Valerie MacDougall (Tom), Colleen Gilchrist (Bill) and Gus Hillstrom; her seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Christopher, Alexander, Kevin, Scott, Neil and Avery; and three great grandchildren, Wesley, Everett and Emerson. She was predeceased by her parents Wilbur and Mamie Trainor; sisters Georgina and Aurilda; brothers Gerald and Bernard.
She was born in Charlottetown on September 28, 1926, and grew up at Royalty Maples Court in West Royalty. After graduating from nursing school she soon began her nursing career in Halifax, where she met Sailor Bruce, who took her dancing. From that day on, they waltzed for the next 64 years.
Loretta, alongside Bruce, ran Royalty Maples Court for the next 30 years, opening their hearts and home to travellers, family, and friends. Loretta was an excellent hostess, whether it was Sunday dinner for extended family, hosting a bridge club, or get togethers with friends. Loretta was always there to help anyone who called, and spent many hours working with PEI Hospice.
The family wishes to extend sincere gratitude to all of the staff at Whisperwood Villa, and a special thanks to Trish. Thank you for your care and compassion.
Resting at the Hennessey Cutcliffe Charlottetown Funeral Home. Due to current restrictions a family visitation will be held and funeral mass (by invitation only) will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish Church in Cornwall, with interment later in the Roman Catholic Cemetery. The funeral mass will be available for viewing via live stream on Wednesday, May 5th at 10:30 a.m. by visiting Loretta’s obituary at and clicking on the link provided. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Online condolences can be made at

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