Peter Nygard With his beloved Mother Hilkka

Hilkka Nygard was born and raised on the forested island of Lamposaari in Finland before immigrating to Canada. Her story is a stirring and inspiring tribute to those thousands of Canadian immigrant mothers whose courage and strength enabled their children to grow, create, achieve and prosper.

Hilkka, seen here with her son Peter, was the Matriarch of the Nygard family and the mortar that kept the bricks together, guiding Peter to achieve the enormous global success of the Nygard clothing empire. She was his number one fan!

Peter’s special connect with his Mother was powerful and when she became ill he traveled the world for her looking for the best help.

Hilkka's death motivated Peter to dedicate substantial financial resources toward Breast Cancer Research.

Her warm and passionate ‘Child of Lamposaari” autobiography can be found here.