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Memorable Manitobans: Lloyd George “Jiggs” Hyde (1920-1985)

Farmer, MLA (1977-1981), MLA (1982-1985).

Born in Portage la Prairie on 24 April 1920, son of Joseph Hyde and Frances Troop, he farmed in the Burnside district. During the Second World War, he served with the 37th Battery of Royal Canadian Artillery, returning to Canada in 1945 aboard a hospital ship, having been wounded near the end of the war. On 16 October 1946, he married Isabel Spriggs and they had four sons and two daughters.

He was a member of Burnside United Church, Trinity United Church, Masons (Assiniboine Lodge No. 7), and Royal Canadian Legion. He served on the Burnside School Board and was a Director of the Portage Industrial Exhibition Association. He was elected as a Progressive Conservative for the Portage la Prairie constituency in the 1977 general election and was re-elected in the 1981 election. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977).

He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 25 August 1985 and was buried in the Burnside Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 August 1985, page 55.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 May 2021

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