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TURNER, Myrna Viola

TURNER, Myrna Viola

1940– Calgary, AB

2014- Calgary, AB


On February 6th, 2014 our beautiful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away after a long and courageous struggle with cancer.

Myrna was born at the Holy Cross Hospital on January 23, 1940 to Bill and Winnie Thompson. She was the middle of seven children. She grew up in Midnapore, Alberta and went to school at Father Lacombe and Western Canada High School. Before she married, Myrna worked at AGT as a telephone operator. After having her children she was able to be a stay at home mom until they were grown. She loved to swim and that love turned into a job with the City of Calgary Parks and Rec Department for 25 years. During her time with the city many of her colleagues became good friends.

Myrna was a country girl at heart and had a passion for gardening. She also liked to travel/camp and had gone to many different places via planes, trains and automobiles not to mention several cruises, too many to count. Myrna could dress up with the best but her favourite attire was blue jeans or her gardening clothes. She wouldn’t mind it if you choose to wear jeans to her service. It would put a smile on her face.

Myrna is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Henry. She is also survived by her children Debbie (Eric) Chapman and their children Michael (Diana), Taralyn and Kimberly of Edmonton, William (Cathy) Turner and William’s children Jordan (Brenda), Brad and Jessica and her children Ashlynn and Jacob, Lisa Turner and her daughters Taylor and Madison Robanske. She also leaves behind her closest friend/sister Marilyn Farand, her brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who all had a special place in her heart. Myrna was predeceased by her brother Reg, Grandmother Delia, her parents Winnie and Bill and special Aunt Mimi. Also predeceasing her were two grandchildren Jana Turner (William’s daughter) and Paul Chapman (Debbie’s son).

Myrna loved flowers and they will be gratefully accepted at McInnis and Holloway or donations can be made to Haying in the 30’s Cancer Support Group Society, Box 35, Mallaig, Alberta, T0K 2K0.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., reception to follow.  Forward condolences through

Where a beautiful soul has traveled, beautiful memories remain forever!

In living memory of Myrna Turner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Fish Creek Excavating Ltd. :

    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    From everyone at Fish Creek Excavating Ltd.

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  2. Sarah and Bill Makson :


    We just heard of your family’s loss. This is a beautifully written piece for a beautiful person who obviously loved and was loved deeply.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Sarah and Bill Makson.

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  3. To The Turner Family:

    Best wishes and our sincere condolences to the family during this time of sorrow.

    Alan Chu and Madeline Low
    (Calgary Stampede – Construction /Western Photo Gallery Committees)

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  4. Very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife of many years. Please accept my sincere condolences and thoughts at this difficult time.

    Rick Guitton

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  5. Pat Chernenkoff(Hurlbert) :

    So sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful woman

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  6. Rosamond Sanderson :

    Very sorry to hear of Myrna’s passing. I well remember good times from our Midnapore school days. My sincere condolences to the Turner and Thompson families.
    Rosamond Sanderson

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  7. Henry, I am so sorry for your families loss. Myrna was a wonderful person who will be deeply missed by those who had the chance to know her. I will fondly remember the swimming lessons with Myrna and the many other stories she shared growing up in Midnapore as a young girl. My heartfelt sympathy for you and your family. Dale Kitcher

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  8. Henry, and Family.
    We just returned from a winter holiday, and received this sad news. Myrna was one of the finest women I have had the pleasure of knowing in my life. I fondly will always remember the times having coffee in the kitchen at the house, or a bite of lunch or supper while helping Henry with his electrical jobs. My young son Harrison as well stopping in before heading off to run some heavy equipment at Fish Creek with Henry. She will definitely be missed but not forgotten,

    Best Regards,
    Nat, Francesca, and family.

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  9. Susan Hannon :

    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Mrs. Turner was a lovely woman and a great neighbor. Myrna will always be in my memory as elegant and forthright. My sympathies and many prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
    Wishing all of you the very best-
    Fondest regards,
    Susan Hannon

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