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MARY-ANNE LYDE (NICHOLS)
Born: Jan 29, 1932
Date of Passing: Aug 06, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
January 29, 1932 - August 6, 2022
Mary-Anne was predeceased by her beloved husband Bob; sister Joan and niece Leslie. She is survived by her nephew Richard; niece Lori; great-nephews and nieces, Mike and Barb and their children, Emma, Braden and Betty and Leslie's children, Tyson and Hillary; stepchildren, Michael, Leslie, Robert, Joanne, Yvette and Rodney; along with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had good friends who were always there for her, Doreen and her family, Mireille and Jean-Pierre, Gwen, Lise, Anne-Marie, David and new friend Bev.
Mary-Anne had a strong work ethic and worked from the age of 13 to help the family and continued working non-stop for 51 years. She worked 28 years for CNCP Telecommunications and nine years with CN Rail.
No service will be held.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 13, 2022
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Mary-Anne and I have been friends for many years – this friendship began in the workplace at CNCP Telecoms and continued even after I left our then place of employment and moved away for a few years. We remained in touch while I was away and then resumed our friendship when I returned to Winnipeg. In addition to being my friend, Mary-Anne was also a mentor, and I could always count on her for good advice. I will miss my friend and our phone chats so much as when unable to see each other in person we would have wonderful conversations in this way. I will also miss how we could both laugh even when things went all wrong – not a lot of people can do that! Mary-Anne was a very special person to many people! - Posted by: Anne-Marie Hall (Friend) on: Sep 14, 2022
Mary Anne’s love of animals is undeniable. I met her through her helping a friend out - caring for their dog when they couldn’t. I had gone to groom their dog at her home. She then became a customer of mine as well and had been up to the passing of Eli. Bless Eli. Such great companions for one another. I see her hugging him up and telling to calm down checking at his zip. I pray they are in each other’s arms with Bob. She became a respected elder to me. Her sharp mind and wit kept me calling her up to earlier this summer. I’m deeply saddened to come across her obituary. Peace be with you Mary Anne. Thank you for being a part of my life. You’re a remarkable soul OOXX Liz - Posted by: Liz (Groomer and friend) on: Sep 04, 2022
Any time I saw Mary-Anne in public, I always had to give her a hug, because she deserved one. I met her and Bob at a Winnipeg Jazz Society event (or was it The Big A ?) in the late '70's, through June Harris, my mentor. When I looked on the stage area, Bob was always smiling at Mary-Anne. He was the only person who called her "Annie". After Bob passed away, I sent Mary-Anne a sympathy card, one of many that she had received and taped onto her living room wall. She told me that the words I wrote cheered her up! It's nice to know that I was able to do so. Yvette, the unrepentant piano player and arranger of "notes". - Posted by: Yvette Berger (Friend) on: Aug 13, 2022
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