Miss Naomi Elaine Hygaard

Miss Naomi Elaine Hygaard

Friday, July 28th, 1939 - Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
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It is with profound sadness that the family of Elaine Hygaard announce her peaceful passing at St. Joseph’s Hospice in the early morning hours on December 17, 2019 with her family by her side.

Born in Kenora Ontario on July 28, 1939, Elaine was the youngest of seven children born to Hjalmar and Ruth Hygaard. The family moved to Thunder Bay shortly after Elaine’s first birthday. From a young age, Elaine was always an active child and loved spending time with her 5 brothers and 1 sister. She always enjoyed sports, whether it was participating or cheering on the Boston Bruins and New York Yankees. No one remembered information like Elaine—whether it was birthdays and anniversary dates or sports statistics, Elaine never forgot the important things.

Elaine joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where she served proudly as a Leading Air Woman and was honourably discharged after 5 years. After she returned home, she started working in Customer Service at Ontario Hydro/Hydro One and remained in her job for 35 years. She was known by some as “Mother Hydro” as she was one of the most knowledgeable staff that the company ever had.

Travelling was a passion of Elaine’s and she enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas and Hawaii. But even more of a passion was her love of family and spending time with the important people in her life. Affectionately known as Aunt E, she enjoyed playing crib and cards with her family & friends. Aunt E always made the time to listen to our stories and loved us unconditionally. One of the memories that we will carry with us always is the tradition of her delicious melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies. Every Christmas, she would make over 100 dozen cookies and deliver them with love to her family, friends & important people in her life. Her nieces & nephews will do their best to carry on her baking traditions.

Survived by her brother Richard & sister-in-law Darlene, nieces Lindsay(Georges), Andrea(Ron), nephews Eric (Ann), Clark, & Rory (Lori), grand-nieces Celine (Xavier), Laetitia (Mica), Kayla, Amber (Devin), Louisa & Jayla, grand-nephews Christophe, JP & Anders.

Elaine was predeceased by her parents Hjalmar & Ruth, brothers Harold, Ellis, Russell, & Junior, and sister June (only 5 days prior to her passing) and her niece Janice.

Elaine had a beautiful soul and a huge heart…she will be remembered always with love and fond memories.

According to Elaine’s wishes, there will be no formal service, but will be laid to rest at a later date with a private family gathering. Arrangements have been entrusted to Simpler Times Cremation Centre, 332 North May Street.
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Sheila Robertson

Posted at 11:36am
Dear Richard and family: As you know from our conversation several years ago,, Elaine was a friend from my childhood and I have always remembered her kindness, warm, and friendliness. My sincere condolences.

Sheila Hurtig Robertson


Posted at 04:56pm
To The Hygaard Family:
We were sadden to hear about the passing of Elaine. Our sincerest sympathy to all of you.
We had the pleasure of meeting her when she was at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto many years ago. She was
a beautiful soul and went through a lot of pain and suffering. She is with God now. May she rest in peace, and may
God give you all the graces to see this through.
The Turcarolo Family

Marija Rucchin

Posted at 03:57pm
To Miss Naomi Elaine Hygaard's family

I wish to express to all of you, my deepest heart felt sympathy. May the memories you cherish in your hearts bring you comfort at this your most difficult time.

Marija Rucchin

Terry Lahti

Posted at 10:50am
Condolences to Elaine's family in the loss of your loved one.
Saw Elaine at the Hydro Pensioners luncheons where we talked about
the good old days.
Take comfort in memories which remain always.

Terry Lahti

warren anttila

Posted at 09:53am
We always enjoyed chatting with Elaine when she was our neighbor as good ones are hard to get these days. We saw her a few times out and about and she was always a happy character.......so sorry for your loss..........Pat and Warren Anttila

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