Etta Hyman passed away peacefully on March 15, 2015 at the Victoria General Hospital with her family by her side. Etta was predeceased by her husband of 64 years Harold Hyman, two sisters, three brothers and her parents.
Etta is survived by her son Jack Hyman (Carol), daughter Debbie Silverman (Morley), grandchildren Erin and Matthew Hyman, and Blake McCrady (Michelle) and great-grandchildren Nathan and Maggie.
Etta was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on April 27, 1921 and spent the next 25 years in Regina, graduating from Central High School and working in her father’s ladies wear store when the “boys” were overseas during the War.
Etta and Harold moved to Winnipeg as Harold continued his Journalism career. Etta focused on managing the home front raising two children and being active in the Herzlia Synagogue. Etta enjoyed cooking, baking and preparing the house for all the Jewish Holidays and family gatherings. She spent much time with her greatest passion painting; spending many days at the Forum Art School; and today many of her paintings hang in her children’s, and close friend’s homes.
Etta loved to travel with her husband. Many of their trips were with family members.
Etta enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. It would not be unusual to find the family spending time with her. She was always interested in their lives and it was always interesting to listen to her and her adventures. She was gracious, generous, and always had a smile for all.
Special thanks to her special friends and companions in the last years, especially Anne and Heather and all the nurses, healthcare aids and staff at the Simkin Centre Weinberg 3, Dr. Penner and all the nursing staff on the 5th floor at the Victoria General Hospital who especially helped Mom and our family during her last week of life. Mom was always the lady and we will miss her so very much.
Donations, if desired, may go to the Alzheimer’s Society, Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, or a charity of your choice.