Hilda Tremblett

A Legacy Gift for the Future

“I give to education because education changed my life,” said Hilda Tremblett.

In 1996, Hilda created a memorial award in honor of her parents for Cape Breton University students in need of financial assistance. She has impacted countless students and has now made a generous commitment for the future and generations of students to come through a planned gift to Cape Breton University.

Hilda’s generous promise of a planned gift will help to ensure that CBU is able to offer continued support for future students. Donors like Hilda, who are forward-thinking, have opted to make their core values known for the provision of future generations.

Dr. Tremblett is originally from Bonavista, Newfoundland. At 16 years-old, she was the only recipient from Newfoundland to receive a scholarship to attend McGill University in Montreal. Hilda graduated in 1955 and went back to Newfoundland as a general practitioner.

Hilda had a desire to learn more, and the draw of life-long learning called her back. She studied pathology at Queen’s University in Kingston and worked as the only pathologist at Northside General Hospital in North Sydney up until her retirement in 1991. Along with her knowledge and background based in sciences, she truly believes in holistic health and will often teach and present to those who are interested in natural medicine and ways to keep well.

Hilda has a zest for life at 90 years old and enjoys sailing and any and all adventures involving the outdoors or travel. She has visited China several times, travelled across the Atlantic as a passenger on a tall ship (the Star Flyer) and spent eight days in the wilderness of British Columbia on a canoe trip.

“I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for somebody believing in me and giving me a scholarship all those years ago. I want to be able to provide that opportunity for future students,” said Hilda.

Hilda gives to Cape Breton University because she says, “this is my home, where I live, and I need to give back.”