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Mona  Mary Noreen
Hyde (Robertson)

October 30, 1929 – July 28, 2018

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Obituary for Mona Mary Noreen Hyde (Robertson)

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Mona Mary Noreen Hyde (nee Robertson) of Treherne, Manitoba on July 28, 2018 at the Treherne Personnel Care Home at the age of 88.

Mona was born October 29, 1928 in Hamiota, Manitoba to George and Laura Robertson (nee Wagner). She was the youngest child of the family along with Isabella, Mildred, Nelson, Mabel, and Ross. She was raised on the family farm south east of Hamiota and attended school in town. Like all farm kids, she had her chores which included going out to bring in the cows for milking, morning and night. Although money was tight in the thirties, Mona was able to take piano lessons through school which served her well throughout her life. Upon graduation from High School, Mona left for Winnipeg to attend Normal School to become a teacher. In 1949, Mona moved north east of Russell, Manitoba to the Miniska district to teach school. She boarded with Harvey's Aunt Ena and Uncle Fred Hertlein and their three girls, Irene, Donnie, and Margaret. Margaret attended Miniska, and Mona and Margaret often rode horses to school. Mona and Harvey met at a New Year’s Party in 1950 and were married October 30, 1951 at her mother’s home. Mom's childhood friend Edie Baxter was the maid of honor and her brother Ross was the best man. Edie and Mona remained friends until the end. Mona and Harvey farmed with Harvey's parents at the Hyde farm north of Silverton. Mona also taught at Stratford and Londonderry, which were one room schools in the area.

In 1957, they moved to Swan Lake when Harvey started with Paterson Elevators. Stuart and Murray were born there, and in 1960 they moved to Treherne where Scott and Fraser were born. In 1963, Romeo Lesage built the house in Treherne for them and this is where they raised their family and lived until very recently. Mona was proud to be a homemaker, but she also did substitute teaching at the local schools and did the Census for the Government, which she took very seriously. For many years, Mona worked at the Post Office as an assistant, and after Harvey's retirement she became the Postmistress. She always enjoyed working in the Post Office and the interaction with the public on a daily basis.

Mona was very involved with the United Church, and was a member of the UCW for many years. She enjoyed curling, often with Ella Green, Eva Finnen, Bernice Howell and Lynne Adam. She enjoyed the curling, but did not enjoy the blue cloud of smoke that hung in the waiting room of the curling rinks of the 1970's. Her piano accompanying was always in demand, playing for Christmas Concerts, the Community Centre and playing along with Harvey and Keith Gorrie. She really enjoyed playing music in her house with her grandchildren and Harvey. Even later, when life became trying, the piano still could get through to her at the care home. The last few years were not kind to Mona. She had been struggling at home and the care home became necessary, but it was hard for her and her family. We did not want to see her go and will miss her greatly, yet we did not want her to suffer. When we think of her, we remember her as she had been, and we know Mom and Dad are together again.

Mona is survived by sons Stuart, Murray (Debby), Scott (Marita), Fraser (Mitchaline), grandchildren Blaire, Blake, Breanne, Nicole, Brayden, Lucas and sister-in-law Ethel Robertson. She was predeceased by her parents George and Laura Robertson, sisters Isabelle, Mildred, and Mable, brothers Nelson and Ross; brother-in-law’s Joe and Jack Clifford, Howard Paddock and sister-in-law Winifred Kreager.

A funeral service was held Saturday August 4, 2018 at the Treherne United Church with Reverend Chuck Ross officiating. Interment has taken place in the Woodlands Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Mona's memory to the Tiger Hills Community Foundation, Box 342, Treherne MB R0G 2V0 or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald St. Winnipeg MB R3C 4G2.

We would like to show our appreciation to everyone for the support and condolences after Mom's passing. Thank you to everyone at the Personnel Care Home for taking care of her. You have a difficult job, but it is much appreciated. We are grateful to Chuck Ross for his words of comfort, and to Coral, Janice, and Brent for the music. Special thanks to the United Church and those who served lunch after the service. Thanks also to Moray Jamieson and staff for his professional arrangements and caring service. Lastly, to our cousin Lois Graham, who did so much for our Mom and for us.

The Hyde Family

Service Information

When
Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 2:00pm
Officiating
Rev. Chuck Ross
Location
Treherne United Church
Address
168 Boyne St.
Treherne, MB R0G 2V0

Interment Information

Location
Woodlands Cemetery
Address
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Treherne, MB R0G 2V0

Reception Information

Location
Treherne United Church
Address
168 Boyne St.
Treherne, MB R0G 2V0