Marjorie (Hyde) Allt
Born: February 8, 1922 - November 21, 2019 - passed quietly.
Predeceased by husband Harry. Sadly missed by sons Gregory (Angela and step daughter Abby), Stephen (Judy) and Philip (Liz ). Reunited with husband Harry, Mother Naomi, Father Norman, Sisters Joan, Norma and Wilma, daughter in law Judy and Nephew Clyde, numerous “clever” cats and one “very intelligent” rescue dog - November 21 2019. Survived by her brother Charlie Hyde of Ottawa. Marj was Aunt to the Servais, Newells and Hydes.
Marj was born in Fort William Ontario, the blue skies of which were beyond compare - in her mind there was no debate.
Mom loved her boys, Greg, Stephen and Philip. She was very proud of their successes and supported them throughout their lives - regardless of their follies.
Although painfully shy in public, she was a friend to all with an abiding love of life, cats and the natural world, Mom had a deep sense of compassion especially for children. Mom loved Lake Superior and Canada’s Indigenous people - especially the Ojibway of Wabigoon - who taught her parents and grandparents how to survive in Northern Ontario.
Marj had a deep love of family. She missed her friend and husband Harry terribly. She longed to reunite with deeply missed mother Naomi, father Norman and her sister and other best friend Wilma. She loved the Newell kids Jane, Ruth, Mark and Clyde and the Newell grandkids far too numerous to name. She was especially fond of Clyde and Shirley’s kids to whom she felt a loyalty and obligation following the tragic passing of Clyde at such a young age. She doted on her cats, loved feeding the wild birds, doing crosswords and playing Scrabble. She is currently playing Scrabble with whomever will sit for a game.
Mom's love of Lake Superior and The Sleeping Giant were always part of her life. She loved to travel in the car with Harry - drives around Guelph Lake were a regular occasion. Trips to the East Coast and to Northern Ontario were frequent. She enjoyed travelling to James Bay on the Polar Bear Express and would certainly encourage all to make the trip to Moosonee and Moose Factory to see life in the wilderness. Marj loved the news. To the end she would read CP24 to keep up to date.
A memorial gathering will be held at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 1-4 pm.
Marj and family would be very grateful for any donations to the following:
For Indigenous Education - Shannen’s Dream “School is a time for dreams, every kid deserves this - Shannen Koostachin
For St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation
The Shelldale Centre Breakfast Programme
For New Hope Animal Rescue
A strong sense of social justice ran through Marjorie. She wished for everyone to work to make this world better for everyone everyday. If she had a hero, it would have been Canada’s father of Health Care Tommy Douglas.
|A tree will be planted in memory of Marjorie Allt in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm.|