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Thelma Mary Beatrice Hiuser

HIUSER, Thelma Mary Beatrice - It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Thelma Mary Beatrice Hiuser, peacefully in her sleep with family by her side, at Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Survived by her husband, John Hiuser, whom she married on July 10, 1971 in Shakespeare. Loving mother to Angela (Alex) Bast and Sandra (Rob) Dolson. Proud and devoted Nana to Danielle, Nathan, Anna, Brandon Bast and Emily Dolson. Survived by brother, Ron Hyde and sister, Bev Nichol; brothers-in-law, Fred Hiuser, Carl (Marie) Hiuser, Arthur Horne and sister-in-law, Donna Hiuser-Garner. Predeceased by her parents, Melvin and Jean Hyde; sister, Audrey Horne; brothers-in-law, Alex Nichol and Paul Hiuser and sisters-in-law, Roseanne Hiuser and Christine Hyde. Thelma had a youthful spirit and endless energy and was liked by all who knew her. A country girl her whole life, she participated as a youth in 4-H and the North Easthope Junior Farmers. Having a deep passion for baseball, she played for the Milverton Winstonettes and the Stratford Intercity league as a pitcher and first baseman. She was a minor ball coach in Harrington, winning many league championships. She even played slo-pitch for Fram alongside her two daughters into her 60's. She worked as a customer service representative for Samsonite Canada for 34 years, was a part time correspondent for the Stratford Beacon Herald for 15 years, all while working on the family farm for 48 years. A devoted member of St. Andrew's United Church in Brooksdale (and formerly Broadview United Church, Harrington) where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and was a life member of the UCW. She was an active member of the Harrington Community Club, having received a 20 year Province of Ontario Volunteer Award, and spent many years as a volunteer for Cystic Fibrosis. She found satisfaction in gardening, growing prize winning tomatoes for the Embro Fair; but her greatest joy in life was being a Nana to her five grandchildren. She was their biggest cheerleader at sporting events, played with them constantly, kept every piece of art they ever made and taught them about life, love and the importance of cheering for the Blue Jays, no matter how bad a season they were having. She had an unforgettable smile, a sarcastic wit and will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received in the Francis Funeral Home in Tavistock on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 10-10:45 a.m. where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. The Rev. Douglas Peck will officiate. Reception following. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home by calling 519-655-2431.13324226
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My condolences
Posted by Sharon Hughes (Friend) On Wednesday, February 6, 2019
I was saddened to hear about the passing of Thelma. We played fastball together back in the 70's in Stratford, Thelma was our pitcher. She was a very kind and thoughtful person. RIP Thelma!
Condolences
Posted by Dennis and Lida Machan (friend) On Sunday, February 3, 2019
Angela, Alex and family

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. I know you were very close and that she will be truly missed by all. Thinking of you all at this sad time. - Hugs to all, Lida.

Aunt Thelma will be so missed.
Posted by Paula Hiuser (Niece) On Sunday, February 3, 2019
Uncle John, Angela, and Sandra,

My heart goes out to you and the kids. I will miss her sharp wit and great sense of humor - there was a powerhouse person tucked into that tiny frame. She is gone way too soon. Love you all.

Paula

SYMPATHY
Posted by ROBERT WILLEY (FRIEND) On Sunday, February 3, 2019
Sorry to hear of Thelma's passing.

Hang in there, John

Our sympathy
Posted by Ross and Donna Pullen (Friends) On Saturday, February 2, 2019
John and family:

Sorry to hear of Thelma's passing.

Our thoughts are with you at this time. Cherish all the memories.

Ross and Donna Pullen


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