Garry Hilderman (1940 – 2016)
We are profoundly saddened by the loss of Garry Hilderman, our founding partner and friend, who passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 21, 2016.
Garry was a trailblazer who forged the way for generations of landscape architects and land use planners in Canada’s prairie boreal and northern regions. He was a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, a Lifetime Member of the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects, a Member of the Order of Canada, and a recipient of many awards throughout his nearly five-decade career.
His contributions to our landscape include The Red/Assiniboine Rivers study, The Whiteshell Provincial Park plan, The Forks National Historic Site, the National Archives in Ottawa, the Leaf Rapids town plan, Buffalo Point, FortWhyte Alive, Oak Hammock Marsh, the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, Oodena Celebration Circle, Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park, and many other widely recognized landmarks.
His spirit lives on in the people he has mentored and inspired and in the wondrous cultural landscapes he shaped while he was with us. He will be greatly missed, but his ‘rebel with a cause’ attitude will always be part of HTFC’s DNA.