Page, Myrtle Lily

Myrtle Lily Page, age 98 passed away peacefully on April 26, 2021 in Souris.

Myrtle was born June 8, 1922 on her parent’s farm in the Brandon Hills. While growing up there she attended Delton School. On March 25, 1944 she married Alfred (Fred) Page of Beresford, Manitoba. They farmed in the Brandon Hills and then south of Beresford.

Three daughters survive Myrtle: Frances (Don) Dodds, Eunice (Ed) Dewhurst, and Marjorie Page. Also surviving Myrtle are daughter-in-law Arlene Page, 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Her husband, Fred in 1975, her son John in 2020, her parents Robert and Catherine Lindsay, her 10 brothers and sisters and their spouses predeceased her.

Myrtle was active in the community. She belonged to the United Church Women, was a life member of the Women’s Institute and belonged to the Fellowship Club in Souris.

Mom had a large garden, raised poultry, and kept herself busy sewing, knitting, crocheting, and quilting. Mom liked to play old-time music on the organ and listen to the bagpipes. She liked watching sports live and on television until her eyesight failed her. Mom liked playing games with the kids. She was the first one under the Christmas tree to find gifts for everyone to open.

Mom spent the last nine years of her life in the Souris Personal Care Home. The staff became her second family and she enjoyed visiting and joking with them. We thank them for that. Visits with her family were always enjoyed.

A family funeral service was held at the Souris-Glenwood Cemetery on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Pallbearers were Gerry, Jeff, and Andrew Dodds, Chris Page, Cole Kirkup, and Barry Good.

Rest in Peace Mom.

Special thanks to Dr. Cram, staff at the Souris personal Care home, Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, and Rev. Harvey Hurren. In memory of Myrtle, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

8 thoughts on “Page, Myrtle Lily”

  1. Our deepest sympathy goes out once again to your families during these difficult times. Please know we are thinking of you.

  2. Arlene, Jackie, Chris and Michelle,

    Please know you are all in my thoughts. For the loss of your Grandma and mother in law, and also because now is the time when you should all be together and can’t. She was a sweet, kind lady. I hope her and Johnny have found each other again and that they are both smiling down on their beautiful family.
    Love Dana and boys

  3. So sorry to hear of your loss. It’s been such a tough year for you guys. Know that you’re in our thoughts at this very difficult time.

    The Turner family

  4. To All of Myrtle’s Family
    Myrtle lived a good, long life. She will be missed by all who knew her. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  5. Dear Frances, Eunice, Marjorie and families
    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. I have many fond memories of going to the farm. Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Dorothy and Dennis Johnson

  6. Francis, Eunice and Marjorie, Arlene and families.
    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom and mother-in-law. She was a quiet lady who always had a smile when you were talking to her. Arlene, two of my grandsons are being coached by your son-in-law and when he was trying to explain who he was to my daughter he told her his wife’s parents were John and Arlene, so I knew right away, but he sealed the deal when he said her grandparents were Fred & Myrtle Page. As soon as I heard her name I saw her with that big smile. Great memories and many stories will be shared by all who knew her. I hope you can take comfort in knowing that many people are feeling her loss along with you.

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