Mrs. Myrtle Lois Gardner, age 95 years, passed away peacefully with her family by her side in St. Joseph's Hospital on Thursday, October 7, 2021.
Myrtle was born in Webb, Saskatchewan on March 7, 1926. She loved spending time with her family at the family camp over the summer months. Her family will cherish special memories of times spent swimming, boating, spending time in the steam bath and getting together around the campfire sharing fun and laughter. She especially enjoyed her last campfire with her family at her grandson James' home recently.
She cherished her time spent with her children, her grandchildren and her great grandchildren immensely and always looked forward to their visits. She will be deeply missed by all. She also loved gardening and painting. She was a faithful woman who was deeply committed to her church family at Community of Christ Church.
Myrtle is survived by her daughter Jerri Calich (Guy Boudreau); daughter in law Gaetanne Doran; daughter in law Kris Doran and her grandchildren Bradley, Lori, Hannah, Krista, Dana, James, Desley, Barry, and Jonathan. She is also survived by her brother Bob Miller and sister Marjorie Hartvickson. She had many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. All will miss her dearly.
She was predeceased by her first husband Gerald Doran in 1990; her second husband John Gardner in 2007; son Calvin Doran in 1999; son Lyle Doran in 2011; her first baby son Bruce Doran in 1949; her daughter Valerie McFarling in 1976; her mother Mary Miller in 1998; her father Anson Miller in 1996. Also predeceased by her brother Neil, brother Allan, brother Mervin and her sister Doris.
Funeral services for the late Mrs. Myrtle Gardner will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, October 14, 2021 in the WESTFORT CHAPEL, 420 West Gore St. at James with Cecil Smith of the Community of Christ Church officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 until 8:00pm on Wednesday evening in the Chapel. For those unable to attend, a recording of the service will be available on the Everest of Thunder Bay website beginning October 15, 2021.
COVID-19 Protective measures are still being applied in group settings. Capacity is limited, masks or face coverings are required and maintaining social distancing of 6 feet is mandatory for those attending the service.
If friends so desire, donations in memory of Myrtle may be made to the Community of Christ Church.