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June 26th, 2020

In Memoriam: Krista Leigh Hyde, Ph.D., M.Sc., August 14, 1976 – June 20, 2020


It is with deep sorrow and pain that we inform you of the death of our dear colleague and friend Krista Hyde, who passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020, after a long struggle with incurable cancer.

Krista was a brilliant young faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Montreal and a very active member of BRAMS.

For those among us who had the opportunity to work with her, or know her well, and the privilege to have Krista as a friend, she was full of positive energy, a generous soul both for her colleagues and for students. A source of ideas and discussions about science, music, dance, and anything that drives the human mind–yes, dance and music, among Krista’s passions, that she was admirably able to translate into sound research questions and studies. We like to remember Krista like that, and we will all certainly miss her deeply.

Krista Hyde is survived by her husband and soulmate Stephane and her two children Tristan and Tia. On behalf of all of us here at BRAMS, we offer our most heartfelt condolences and support to Krista’s family and friends for their loss.

We will honor Krista’s scientific contributions with an appropriate event to be held at BRAMS, in post-COVID time.


C’est avec profonde tristesse que nous vous informons du décès de notre chère Krista Hyde, le samedi 20 juin 2020, après deux ans de lutte contre un cancer incurable.

Krista était une jeune professeure brillante du Département de psychologie de l’Université de Montréal et une membre active du BRAMS.

Pour ceux d’entre nous qui ont eu l’occasion de la connaître ou travailler avec elle, ou encore qui ont eu le privilège de l’avoir comme amie, ils savent combien Krista était pleine de vie et impliquée avec collègues et étudiants. Elle était source intarissable d’idées et de discussions sur la musique, la danse, et le cerveau. Krista était admirablement capable de traduire sa passion pour la danse et la musique en recherches solides. C’est ainsi que nous aimons nous souvenir de Krista; elle nous manquera beaucoup.

Krista Hyde laisse dans le deuil son mari Stéphane, son « âme-sœur » comme elle disait, et ses deux enfants, Tristan et Tia. Au nom de nous tous ici à BRAMS, nous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances et notre soutien à la famille et aux amis de Krista.

Nous honorerons les contributions scientifiques de Krista avec un événement approprié qui se tiendra au BRAMS, en temps post COVID.

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Messages of solidarity and condolences

Montreal, January 13, 2018

 

 

I was so shocked to hear about the death of your wonderful, brilliant colleague Krista Hyde. I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend and colleague. I was in awe of her research skills and productivity – such a talented individual who made a powerful impact in a short amount of time — of course, you would have mentored her throughout her career, and helped her to realise her magnificent potential.

Bill Thompson, Australia

 

Je suis sous le choc. Je n’étais pas au courant de la maladie qui affligeait Krista. C’est terriblement triste. Krista était une si belle personne et une si brillante collègue. Et encore si jeune.  Il est impossible d’accepter une telle injustice de la vie. Je sais que vous étiez proches d’elle et je suis de tout cœur avec vous. Je vous transmets mes sincères condoléances et vous souhaite beaucoup de courage, à vous ainsi qu’à tous les collègues du BRAMS.

Caroline Traube, Canada

 

This comes as a shock. I’m very sorry to hear that Krista died. I did not know that she was sick. We are about the same age, so this is quite the memento mori. We knew each other since the winter school in Lammi/Finland in 2003, where we had several chats about working in Montreal (I had just formed the idea to try to work with Robert), and we had a good laugh many years later when we both met as professors at BRAMS. I cannot begin to imagine the situation for her family.

Marc Schoenwiesner, Germany

 

Je viens devoir ta publication sur la mort de Krista. Quelle tristesse. J’avais passé un peu de temps avec elle quand elle était venue rendre visite à Stéphanie et qu’elle avait rencontré Stéphane, notre ingénieur du labo. Une fille dynamique, charmante et si vive. Toutes nos pensées pour Stéphane et ses enfants. Et aussi pour toi.

Catherine Liégois-Chauvel, France

 

I am devastated.  I had no idea. My heart is with Krysta’s family and all at BRAMS.

Christine Beckett, Canada

 

Hi Isabelle, this is a shock, I’m so sorry to wake up to the news about Krista. I don’t think she and I ever met, but I know her work of course and I imagine the two of you must have been close. Very sad.

Samuel Mehr, United States

 

What a terrible news, Isabelle! This is so sad to us all as a research community. Krista was very creative and enthusiastic scientist. My warmest thoughts to her closest colleagues and her family.

Sylvain Baillet, Canada

 

Dear Isabelle, what shocking and deeply sad news about Krista. I had no idea that she was unwell. From the few times I met her (first time was when I visited your lab in about 2000?) I could tell she was such a warm, brilliant person, doing excellent work too. It’s an unimaginable loss to her young family. Sending you all my very best wishes.

Lauren Stewart, UK

 

Oh no!! This is so sad, Isabelle. I spent a few days talking with Krista when I came to your lab so many years ago. This is heartbreaking news for sure. My condolences to all of you and her family.

Ed Roth, United States

 

Dear Isabelle,

I read with shock and sadness the Brams announcement about the death of Krista.  I remember her well.   Her death is a loss to our whole community and dreadful for her family.   You must be feeling this very deeply and I send you my sympathy and condolences.   Former students are part of our lives, and we experience the pain of loss.

Lola

Lola L. Cuddy, Canada

 

So deeply sorry for your loss Isabelle. Great that you find a time in the future to share memories and honor her scientific contributions

Frank Russo, Canada

 

Fort touché par le décès de Krysta! Nathalie m’avait dit en décembre qu’elle était très malade…. Je me souviens que c’est la première personne que tu m’as présentée au labo le 1er jour en mai 2000 et elle s’est empressée de m’aider à faire mon adresse mail…..

Michel Jaspar, Belgium

 

What? I’m so sorry and shocked to read this. I met Krista in a few events and can testify of her high vivacity and creativity on all fronts. My sincere condolences to her family and colleagues.

Alors j’aurais pu t’écrire en français… mais sincèrement, vraiment désolée de lire ceci, j’avais rencontré Krista dans une conférence et en effet, quelle belle personne pleine d’idées intéressantes et pleine de vie… mes condoléances, ce n’est pas naturel ni facile de voir les jeunes partir avant nous…

Isabelle Cossette, Canada

 

This is incredibly sad news and a huge loss to the field.

Am thinking of you.

Sarah Wilson, Australia

 

Dear Isabelle,

I am still feeling numb and bit shocked to know Krysta is no more. I had interacted with her a couple of times over email after my return from Montreal. I always admired the work she was doing. My interaction with her in person was only a once or twice -but she came across as such a kind and helpful person with such a genuine smile.

I can imagine the pain and loss you and her other friends, colleagues are going through, having known her for so many years.

My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and BRAMS family.

May her soul obtain the divine journey ahead.

Sharing her picture from my collection. This was on Sept 1st 2007, during lab picnic on Tuesday, September, at 11 Park René Lévesque, in Lachine.

 

Warm regards,

Shantala

Shantala Hegde, India

 

Quel terrible drame qu’une mort si jeune d’une personnalité si rayonnante … condoleances et affectueuses pensées.

Jean-Francois Demonet, Suisse 

 

Mes sympathies, c’est d’une tristesse!

Oliver Esmonde-White, Canada

 

Bonjour Isabelle,

je viens d’apprendre avec une immense tristesse le décès de Krista. Ce petit message pour envoyer toutes mes pensées vers vous, ses collègues du Brams, vers sa famille et ses amis.

C’était une personne si enthousiaste, si vibrante, c’est un terrible choc.

Toutes mes condoléances,

Anne

Anne Caclin, France

 

Chère Isabelle,

je viens de decouvrir via Twitter la triste nouvelle. Je ne savais pas que Krista était malade. Nous avons finalisé un papier ensemble il y a quelques années avec Philippe. Les mots me manquent … La seule chose à laquelle je m’accroche dans ces moments là c’est de penser qu’on peut la garder vivante dans notre mémoire, à partager les souvenirs, à parler d’elle  ensemble …. Triste consolation, je sais. Mais “Moments heureux ensemble, ne pas être tristes qu’ils sont passés, mais être contents qu’ils ont eu lieu” (traduction maladroite d’une phrase allemande ….).

Je t’embrasse très fort, bon courage,

bises,

Barbara.

Barbara Tillmann, France

 

Dear Isabelle,

I’ve read with sadness, news of Dr Hyde.  Her research so significant and far-reaching.  The loss for family and friends must be profound. I’m so sorry.

Sincerely,

Kate

Kate Stevens, Australia

 

Bonsoir,

Je viens d’apprendre le décès de Krysta et je tenais à vous souhaiter mes sincères condoléances.

Je n’ai pas la chance de la côtoyer autant que vous, mais je me souviendrai toujours d’elle comme une personne tellement positive et joyeuse.

SVP veuillez également communiquer mes plus sincères condoléances à son époux et sa famille.

Julien

Julien Doyon, Canada

 

I was deeply saddened by the news of Krista’s passing. She was a brilliant light in the world who had a radiant smile and a kind word for everyone. Her memory will live on in the world of neuromusic as it will in the hearts of all who knew her. My sincerest sympathy and prayers for blessings of comfort and peace for her loved ones.

Andrea

Andrea Coffin Norton, USA

 

 

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