Hilmar Kornelius MOEN
- Born: 4 Apr 1913, Tofield, Alberta, Canada
- Marriage: Nora Evelyn HILLERUD on 24 Jul 1938 in Amisk Creek, Beaver County, Alberta, Canada
- Died: 2 Dec 1974, Calgary, Alberta, Canada aged 61
- Buried: Dec 1974, Ryerson United, Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Suffered at heart attack while on business trip to attend the Alberta Wheat Pool annual meeting. Funeral service held in Calgary although they lived in Vancouver at the time.
from his Obituary:
Born and educated at Tofield, Alberta where he farmed with the family and in 1936 he joined the Alberta Wheat Pool as Elevator Manager. He had served with the AWP since, most recently as Director of Terminal Operations at Vancouver B.C. for the past eight years.
He served with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1944 until 1946. Mr. Moen was a member of the Beaver Lodge no. 139 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons G.R.M. and Order of the Eastern Star Marpole Chapter no. 35 Vancouver B.C.
Urn placed in Ryerson United Church Memorial gardens but headstone placed at Amisk Creek Cemetary Beaver County Alberta
Noted events in his life were:
• He was employed. Hilmar worked for the Alberta Wheat Pool for 38 years.
He started as a helper in the grain elevator at Shonts which is a hamlet east of Tofield, near the Moen family farm. This elevator is now preserved at Heritage Park in Calgary.
He worked in grain elevators in dozens of towns around Alberta before becoming a Traveling Superintendant in Peace River. From there we moved to Calgary, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Vancouver as he moved up the corporate ladder.
The big grain export terminal next to the Second Narrows bridge in Vancouver was his final stop but he still went on to become Director of Operations for all of the Alberta Pool.
• He was educated. from Marna:
Mom also told me that he had to ride his horse into Tofield to pick up the Grade nine exams and then sit down and write them when he arrived back at Amisk Creek School. Grandpa Moen figured Grade Nine was sufficient and he needed him on the farm . Daddy always wanted us to get more education than he had. (brother Gerald remembers hearing that Daddy was caught fishing instead of being in school as a reason for not going further).
Mom went to Grade eleven, some of which she took in Washington when Uncle Andrew invited them to live with him when Grandad had Rheumatic fever. Mom then caught the rheumatic fever and didn't return to school. She stayed home and sewed for the other girls, etc. who all were able to finish high school and take some post secondary training ( normal school and or secretarial training). I think there was a little resentment there.
Hilmar married Nora Evelyn HILLERUD, daughter of Hans Berg HILLERUD and Martha Iverine SOLBERG, on 24 Jul 1938 in Amisk Creek, Beaver County, Alberta, Canada. (Nora Evelyn HILLERUD was born on 16 Sep 1914 in Ryley, Alberta, Canada, died on 8 Apr 2003 in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and was buried in Jul 2003 in Amisk Creek, Beaver County, Alberta, Canada.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Remarks:,. Mom and Dad were the first couple married in The Norwegian Lutheran Church of Amisk Creek.