Myrtle Loveday, 95, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.
Myrtle was born March 29, 1920 in Black Hawk, Ont. to John and Nora (Ottoson) Hagen.
She was united in marriage to Raymond Loveday on June 5, 1941.
Reading was a great part of Myrtle’s life. After she wasn’t able to see well, she enjoyed talking books and listening to her music.
She shared a lot of wisdom with her family and always managed to keep up with current events in the world. She will be remembered for her wonderful cooking, baking, and canning.
Her hobbies included gardening, ceramics, Bingo, and giving to others.
Myrtle worked hard caring for livestock on the farm in earlier years. She was never a complainer and appreciated any kindness.
Her family is grateful for her love and support. She always was interested in what they were doing. She took time with grandkids and great-grandkids, as well.
Myrtle’s sense of humour and wit often was heard in her rhymes and poems which she also entertained her careworkers with. Even in her final days, Myrtle was able to recite one her family had not heard, “Backward, turn backward Oh time in your flight, Make me a child again just for tonight.”
Myrtle will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Karen Johnson of Fort Frances, Ont., Ann Markham of Port Lambton, Ont., and Linda (Alton) Shannon of International Falls, Mn.; and daughter-in-law, Donna (John) Wood of Fort Frances, Ont.
She also will be missed by special friends, Jan and Evelyn.
Myrtle will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Melvin (Denise), Darren (Mandie), Brenda, Carla (Tom), Annissa (Mike), Lisa (Tyler), Vicki (Curtis), and Janelle (Matt).
Myrtle also is survived by her brother, Walter Hagen of Kenora, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond (1989); son, Gerald (1989); brothers, Earl, Lloyd, Norman, James, Ralph, and Eddie; and sisters, Luella Hoskins, Lottie Halverson, and Bella Jewell.
As per Myrtle’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
A memorial service and interment will take place at a later date.
If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Rainycrest Activation program, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.
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