Hyde, Katie "Tina"


Katie "Tina" Hyde (nee Born)

1913 - 2010 


On Saturday September 25, 2010 at Salem Home in Winkler, MB Tina Hyde aged 96 years formerly of Kronsgart slipped quietly from this world through the front door into her heavenly home.

Tina Born was born in the Badger school district (Roland area) on September 28, 1913, the ninth child in William and Agatha Born’s family of 15. She started school at the age of 7 in New Kronsthal. At the age of 8, the family moved to the Plum Coulee area. In the fall of 1923, the family moved again to the Myrtle area and here she finished up her schooling up to and including grade 8.

Tina became a Christian at the age of 16. Rev. D.D. Duerksen was holding meetings at the Kronsgart church and took time to visit some of the homes in the country. Mr. Labun took the minister with his horse and sleigh and waited outside while Rev. Duerksen spoke with Tina and led her to the Lord. She was baptized when she was 17 years old. Tina married Abram Hyde on July 10, 1932. They lived with Abe’s parents for the first 5 years. Their first child, Clara Jean was born on April 9, 1937. Patricia Ruth followed on February 7, 1941. Kenneth Gordon was born on October 6, 1943.

Dad and mother were ordained to the ministry on June 11, 1944 and dad became the pastor of the Mennonite Brethren Church at Kronsgart where he ministered for the next 22 years. During this period, mother supported dad’s ministry by hosting countless pastors and missionaries and their families. She cooked and baked innumerable meals for everyone who came including missionaries, visitors and German prisoners of war. At times, she moved some of us children out of our bedrooms to make room for overnight guests.

Around 1945, dad bought the farm from his father. Esther Grace was born on February 8, 1948 and William David Abram (Bill) was born on May 16, 1954. Dad and mom sold the farm in 1973 and moved to Winkler in November of that year. Through all the busy years of raising 5 children and helping her husband in his ministry and farming, mother took time to read – something she enjoyed all her life until her eyesight failed. Whenever possible, she knitted, sewed, and mended for her family, paying meticulous attention to the smallest detail. Gardening (especially vegetable) was essential for many years, but her real love of gardening was displayed by the African violets which always graced the windowsills at home as well as her rosebushes in the garden. In 1997, mother and dad moved to Crocus Village. Dad died on August 3, 2007 and mother continued living at Crocus until December 28, 2009 when she went into the hospital, awaiting placement into Salem Home. This came about on April 12, 2010.

Mother is remembered by 3 daughters, Clara and Henry Janzen of Elm Creek, Pat and Jake Enns of Domain, Esther and Neal Dixon of Victoria, BC; 2 sons, Ken and Gert Hyde of Nipawin, SK and Bill Hyde of Winnipeg as well as 12 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; 1 sister, Elsie Neufeld of Manitou and brother, Walter Born of Toronto, ON. She was predeceased by her husband, Abram Hyde in 2007, one grandson, David Mark in 1960 and 12 brothers and sisters.

Funeral service was held on Friday October 1, 2010 at 11:00 am at Winkler EMM Church with interment at Bloomfield Rosewell Cemetery.

1 Corinthians 13:13 says, "But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." Mother’s position in life never put her in the limelight, but her love for her parents, siblings, husband, family and especially her Lord was strong and abiding. Never has this been more evident than in her daily prayers for us all. We will miss her but her prayers will follow us all for the rest of our lives.

We would like to thank the staff of Salem Home for the excellent care given to our mother. In her memory, donations may be made to the Salem Foundation Inc.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements.