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"CAW" 2003 Obituary


CAWTHORNE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-12-23 published
HILDESHEIM, Pauline Mary Adela
75, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, died suddenly on December 18, 2003 in the Halifax Infirmary, Q.E. II. Born in Toronto, Ontario in 1928, she was the only child of Paul and Nora HOME (CAWTHORNE.) Her father changed his last name from HILDESHEIM to HOME at the beginning of the First World War. Pauline attended Moulton College, then took an Honours B.A. in modern languages and literature from Trinity College in 1949 followed by an M.A. She went on to teach French, Latin and German at Edgehill School for Girls in Windsor Nova Scotia In 1953 she earned the degree of Bachelor of Library Science at the University of Toronto. She was appointed Assistant Librarian at the Halifax Memorial Library and then became an Assistant Librarian at the University of Toronto Library. Pauline returned to Halifax where she ultimately held the post of Deputy Chief Librarian at the Halifax Memorial Library, which she filled with great distinction until her retirement. During her professional career, she earned the degrees of Master of Library Science from the University of Toronto and Master of Public Administration from Dalhousie University. Pauline was a generous supporter of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and an enthusiastic member of its Travel Committee, as well as being an active member of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia. She was Treasurer of the Canadian Federation of University Women, Halifax Branch, a Member of the Congregational Council of the Cathedral Church of All Saints. As well, she was Treasurer of the Cathedral Branch of Anglican Church of Women, a member of the Cathedral League, and a faithful communicant of the Anglican Church of Canada. Pauline is survived by several cousins and her god-daughter, Cynthia LANGLANDS, of Dallas, Texas. Pauline possessed a remarkable memory along with high intelligence and a strong voluntary spirit, and will be sadly missed by her family and many Friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in early 2004. Details to be announced later. Donations in Pauline's memory can be made to the Cathedral Church of All Saints, the Art of Gallery of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.

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