CARTER, Myrtle. September 26, 1918 – July 18, 2011, Passed away in her 92nd year. Born in the mining town of Phoenix, BC – the 5th of 7 children. Myrtle also lived in Anyox, Vancouver and Allenby before moving to Haney with her family in 1957. She met her husband Jack on the tennis courts in Allenby and they were married 4 months later. They celebrated 60 years of happy marriage before Jack passed away in 2002. Myrtle is predeceased by brothers Glyn, Mervyn & Richard Owen and sisters
Beryl Tracy, Edna Gohn and Dorothy Purdie. Myrtle is survived by sons Mervyn (Kathy), Dick (Patsy), daughter Mary Ellen Steeves (Bob). Grandsons Dale & Ryan Steeves, Derek & Todd Carter and granddaughter Stefanie Carter. Great grandchildren Breanna, Marissa, Myah, Dagan, Jordan & Jonas.
Myrtle kept daily diaries chronicling her life from 1935 right up until her
recent illness. These diaries will be a legacy to her family for many generations to come. Myrtle was a life-long member of St. Andrews United Church where she was a dedicated volunteer. It was here that some truly wonderful friendships started and have continued throughout her life. Myrtle had a zest for life and a passion for knitting. She was famous for her knitted doll clothes that she donated to the Church bazaars. We would like to thank the staff at Hospice and Baillie House for their excellent care of Myrtle over the past year. A special thank you to her friend George whose visits she looked forward to each week and to Tom who swept her off her feet and took her driving in his 1930 Ford. Our sincere thanks also, to Romana who became such an integral part of her life. No service by request.
Memorial donations in memory of Myrtle may be made to a charity of your
choice. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca