Myrtle Helen (nee Gillies)

October 1928 – November 2011

Passed away peacefully Wednesday morning and was ushered into heaven to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Predeceased by her parents, William and Myrtle Thomson; first husband, Thomas William Gillies; second husband, Leonard MacDonald; brother-in-law, Randy Graham; nephew, Ron Graham. Survived by son, David Gillies; daughter, Catherine Kirkbride; granddaughters, Sarah McLauchlan and Maria Kirkbride; great grandchildren, Cole and Alex McLauchlan; sister, Jean Graham of Ottawa, Ontario; nephews, Glen, Robert and Michael Graham; second husband’s son George MacDonald (Sharon); grandson Brent (Paris); great granddaughter, Matteo, Mike (Tammy) and great grandsons, Joshua and Riley. Myrtle will also be missed by many wonderful friends.

Myrtle enjoyed life. She was always the humor in life, and could laugh easily, even at herself. She was loving, kind, and generous. She never complained about hardships or health problems she had later in life. She never had an unkind word to say about anybody. She was always a lady, and had style! We would like to thank the staff in emergency and palliative care units at NRGH for their wonderful care of mom. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the heart and stroke foundation, or the hospital foundation. We will miss her dearly, but know she is with her father and Savior in heaven, and all those that have before her.

God gives us Love, Someone to love, He lends us

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