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JOAN H. HYDE (published on October 31, 2009)



JOAN H. HYDE (nee STANKO) Gregory, MI, formerly of Winnipeg Age 90, died October 23, 2009 in her home. Born June 12, 1919 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, daughter of Januarius and Leona (Gorecki) Stanko, Joan moved with her family to Detroit, Michigan in 1922. She graduated from Holy Redeemer High School and was an alumna of Marygrove College. Mrs. Hyde was a social worker for a time, but worked much of her life as a caring elementary school teacher in Detroit Public Schools, retiring from Coleman A. Young School. While working, Joan was a devoted wife to husband Joffre and dedicated mother to her five children in northwest Detroit. She was truly a Super Mom . Her faith was very important and she was a longtime member of Gesu Catholic Parish. Upon her move to Gregory, she joined St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea. Her family includes five children, Gregory, Damien (Janette), Denis (Janet), Diane (Clifton) Hyde-Ross, Daria (Virginia) Hyde, all of Michigan; her sister, Mary Therese (Robert) Reust of Connecticut; her brothers, John Berchman (Ann) Stanko of Michigan, Michael (Denise) Stanko of Australia; her grandchildren, Jesse, Gabrielle, Nathan, Tevy, Sovann, Kim, Candice, Clifton III; extended family members Carol Huang, Jeff Porter and Susan West; sisters-in-law, Yvonne McCarthy, Mary Lou Hyde, Rosemary Stanko, and Christine Stanko. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joffre and an infant son, Thomas Joseph. Funeral Saturday, October 31, 1:00 p.m., at St. Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea, Michigan with Fr. Gregory Hyde, S.J. officiating. Viewing will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church. Burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, MI. Arrangements by: Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea, MI. Full obit at www.ColeFuneralChapel.com.


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