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Myrtle Greta Rita (Goodchild) Walterson
September 3, 1925 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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It is with sad hearts we announce the passing of our Mom, Grandma and Great-Granny on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at the age of 98 years at the Dauphin Personal Care Home in Dauphin, Manitoba.
Myrtle was born September 3, 1925, in the Eddystone area to George and Ida (nee Moore) Goodchild. Her family moved to Saskatchewan to farm in the Oxbow area. This is where Myrtle grew up with her 7 siblings. At the age of 14 Myrtle moved to the town of Oxbow to complete her schooling. Myrtle’s life was one of remarkable resilience and adventure. At the age of 18 Myrtle enlisted with the R.C.A.F. (WD). She was stationed at various bases in Eastern Canada until her discharge in 1946. After the war, she set out on a journey that took her to New York, Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. Myrtle enrolled in a stenography course at Success Business School in Winnipeg and was later employed as Head Stenographer for the Canadian Indemnity Company. In the spring of 1954 Myrtle embarked on an adventure and spent six months travelling in Europe.
After returning from Europe, Myrtle married Oliver Walterson and they raised a family of five in Winnipegosis, later moving to Dauphin. Myrtle cherished time with her family and regularly entertained them with memorable stories from her past. Her creative spirit shone through in everything she did; from sewing and knitting for her family to teaching countless community members the art of knitting. Myrtle was involved with the Dauphin Pottery Club and her family is blessed to have her hand built clay flower arrangements. When her children were old enough Myrtle went to work at One Small Room in downtown Dauphin and became part owner when the store moved to the mall. In retirement she started making quilts and was proud of the many quilts she made for her family members. Myrtle loved children and babies and provided daycare for her grandchildren in Dauphin. She was always ready to travel to provide care for her grandchildren that were not so close to home. Myrtle took great pride in her home and yard and could often be found tending to her flowers. Mom was our strength and the person that kept our family together.
Myrtle is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children; Kurt (Joey) Walterson; Kris (Marlene) Walterson, Sharon (John) Panko, Shaun (Doug) Hobson and Michele (David) Hales; her grandchildren; Sarah, Brittany (Trevor) and Chelsea (Josh), Hillary (Dawson), Douglas (Tammy) and Mathew (Samantha), Shayne, Chad, Rachel (Ian), Toby and Vanessa; and her great-grandchildren; Landon and Kylie, Finley and Kennedy, Emerson and Lenon, Evelyn and Elie, Ember, Grace, Harmony, Caleb, Jacob and Serenity, Cali Blu, Phoenix, Brook, Ryder, Jasmine, Cadence, Noah, Justice, Jordan and Nathan, Sophie and Alyssa.
Cremation has taken place. As per Myrtle’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.
If desired, donations in Myrtle’s memory may be made to the Dauphin and District Community Foundation, 100 Main St. S, Dauphin, MB R7N 1K3 https://ddcf.ca/