Christine Irma Hyde, age 68, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 3, 2015 with family by her side after a long battle with cancer. Loving wife for 31 years of Ronald. Loving and caring mother of Achiel Goossens (Larina Heath). Dedicated grandmother to Alexis, Nathan and Carter. Beloved sister to Gilbert Van Steelandt (Ricki Willems), Frank Van Steelandt (Dorothy Vogels). Also survived by sisters-in-law Bev Nichol, Thelma Hiuser (John), a brother-in-law Arthur Horne and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins in Belgium. Predeceased by her first husband Achiel Sr. in 1971, by her mother Andrea Van Steelandt (1999), by her father George Van Steelandt (2014), her mother-in-law Jean Hyde (2004), sister-in-law Audrey Horne (2000), brother-in-law Alex Nichol (2012), father-in-law Gerard Goossens (1993), mother-in-law Elza Goossens (2014) and brother-in-law John Goossens (1978). Christine was born in Roeselare, Belgium October 15, 1946 and emmigrated to Canada in 1956 with her parents and brothers. She enjoyed family time and especially considered her time with the grandchildren as very precious. Christine enjoyed gardening and flowers, taking pictures, her bike rides and travelling with her best friend and husband Ron. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Stratford. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Wednesday, May 6, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (Parish Prayers at 3:45 p.m.) The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 96 Huron Street, Stratford on Thursday at 11 a.m. Father Dick Bester Celebrant. Interment at Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Wellspring Stratford or the charity of one’s choice through the funeral home. 519.271.7411
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Parish Prayers at 3:45 p.m.

Funeral Mass
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
96 Huron Street
Stratford, Ontario

Avondale Cemetery
4 Avondale Avenue
Stratford, Ontario

St. Joseph’s Church Parish Hall

Memorial Donations
Wellspring Stratford
Charity of One’s Choice

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