DYAS, Hilda Ann Dyas - DECEMBER 8, 1923 – OCTOBER 30, 2022
On October 30, 2022, with her loving husband and family by her side, we said goodbye to our beloved, Hilda Ann Dyas, who passed away peacefully at her home in her 99th year.
We will miss the wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend she was but with love and gratitude will remember her life and all she brought to ours.
Married for over 73 years to her loving husband Harry Dyas.
They met in 1946 at The Avalon dance hall. Together on the dance floor, they floated across, for the next seventy years and raised 4 children Susan (Danny), Jane, Denise (Paul) and Tom.
Hilda cherished her ten grandchildren: Jennifer (John), Renee (Todd), Amanda (Ralph), Tori (Stuart), Cole, Lucas, Monica, Kendra, Lyndon (Sarah) and Dillon.
And doted on her great grandchildren: Jayden, Max, Ryleigh, Morgandy, Caitlin, Henry, William, Hannah, Hazel and Quinn.
Pre-deceased by her parents Bernard and Mary-Ellen Holtforster and her eight siblings: Mary Salter, Loretta Kelly, Theresa Mosier, Joan Legree, Marg Tkaczuk, Joseph Holtforster, Veronica Murray and Ann Prout.
Lovingly remembered by her dear second daughter Joan Goverde, her late husband Martin and their family, and her many nieces and nephews.
Hilda was born in Trout Creek, Ontario and moved to Oshawa at 4 years of age. During the 1940’s Hilda worked at Duplate, making glass for the war effort and creating enduring friendships.
With her husband, Hilda and Harry were business- owners and together they ran Butch’s Bar and the Oshawa Raceway in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70”s.
Hilda was a real estate agent and a proud member for years of the Oshawa Curling Club.
Any visitor to her home during the Tournament of Hearts championship knew they would be watching with her.
She enjoyed telling her stories with the occasional single rye and ginger ale in hand and everyone was welcome in her home and in her swimming pool. The beautiful roses that she grew are still blooming in her garden today.
We are grateful to Dr. Graham, the palliative care team, LNIN, St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the PSW caregivers.
We are truly thankful for Jason Rideout and Clayre Vazquez whose kind and generous care have assisted us in keeping Hilda in her home, as was her wish.
Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King street West, Oshawa (905-721-1234) on Friday, November 4th, from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will be held at Resurrection Cemetery.
If desired, donations may be made to Operation Smile Canada or any children’s CHARITY of your choice.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at oshawafuneralhome.com .