March 6, 1919 – May 9, 2011
Myra Jeannotte passed away peacefully May 9th in Nanaimo General Hospital. Myra was born in Regina, SK., raised in St. Walburg SK., and married Marcel (Bus) Jeannotte in 1941. When Bus was stationed with the RCAF in Gander, Newfoundland, Myra moved to Saskatoon and worked in the Hudson Bay Store. Bus was discharged in 1945 and they settled in St. Walburg where they worked with his father in various endeavors: ranching, trucking, local undertaker, auctioneers and operated a hardware store. In 1955, they moved to Calgary and in the early sixties moved to Port Coquitlam; then in 1975 to Vancouver Island and established Rebco Mfg. near Qualicum Bay. They built their dream home at Columbia Beach.
Myra’s husband predeceased her in 1977. In 1989, Myra moved to Shoreline Estates in Parksville where she resided until her passing. Myra was a member of Knox United Church and helped organize the church library. She gave a gift of a stained glass window for the library in memory of her husband. Myra is remembered as a caring mentor for students studying for the ministry; an ardent bridge player; loved to read; and in earlier years, traveled extensively.
She leaves to mourn two sisters – Fay Collins of Parksville and Geraldine Taylor of Ogema, SK. Several nieces and nephews have many fond memories of their Auntie. Myra made many friends during her lifetime and was dearly loved.
Her Life will be celebrated at a memorial service in Knox United Church in Parksville, BC on Thursday, May 19th at 1:00 p.m.
Her namesake, Doc. Myra Wright will give a tribute. Julianne Kasmer will officiate. Myra wished to have a fellowship gathering for friends and relatives following the Service.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Heart & Stoke Foundation or The Osteoporosis Society.
Yates Funeral Home & Crematorium in charge of arrangements
A special thanks to Nanaimo General Hospital staff.