It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Diane Gail Hyde (nee Myhr), 77 years of Watson, SK, on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Quill Plains Centennial Lodge in Watson, SK. Diane was born on December 8, 1942 to Henry and Gleniss (nee Scharfenberg) Myhr in Preeceville, SK. She grew up on a mixed farm 2 miles south of Preeceville. Diane attended school in Preeceville, graduating in 1961. In 1965, she graduated from the Yorkton Union Hospital School of Nursing. She worked on F Flat in Yorkton for 3 months until she was asked to help at the Preeceville Union Hospital, which was quite the learning experience. In January 1967 she started working at the Saskatoon University Hospital in the Medical Intensive Care and Kidney Dialysis Room where she stayed for 2 ½ years. In February 1969, Diane met James “Burt” Hyde at a skidooing party in Watson. Nine months later, they were married on October 11, 1969. They moved out in the country on his family farm. Diane and Burt were blessed with two children, Lisa and Jim. When Jim began school, Diane returned to nursing, working casual and part time for 23 years. She retired from nursing in 2000 and then worked for one year at the local Pharmacy and three years at the Watson Clinic. Diane enjoyed gardening and flowers; singing; and she baked the best cookies according to her family. She loved spending time with friends, going to the local auction mart. Diane liked picking berries, especially Saskatoon berries and apples, and making pies with them. The family owned a cabin at fishing Lake where they spent many summer days. Once they sold their cabin, they bought a camper and boat and travelled around to various lakes. She loved to fish, always sitting at the front of the boat and she could call to the loons and soon they would all reply. She enjoyed flying with Burt in his Cessna and Sunday drives around the countryside. In later years, her dog Pippi would be right along side her. Diane was a people person; she was caring, fun, and people were drawn to her. She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters and watching all of their activities. Diane will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband James “Burt” Hyde of Watson, SK; her two children and four granddaughters: Lisa (Farley) Josephson of Mozart, SK, and family Kendra of Saskatoon and Heather of Regina; and Jim (Corrine) Hyde and family Nicole and Jenessa of Lloydminster, SK; her brother-in-law Paul Myden of Preeceville, SK; sister-in-law Eleanor (Don) Auchstaetter of Wadena, SK; sister-in-law Annette (Mark) Schmidtz; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Diane was predeceased by her parents, Henry “Hank” and Gleniss Myhr; sister Elaine Myden; parents-in-law James and Ellen Hyde; and brother-in-law Robert Hyde. The Funeral Service for Diane was held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. from Watson Civic Centre, Watson, SK, officiated by Jenny Irwin. Memorial donations in Diane’s memory may be directed to Quill Plains Health Care Foundation, Box 277 Watson, SK S0K 4V0.
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Quill Plains Health Care Foundation Inc.
PO Box 277, Watson SK S0K 4V0