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Myrtle Alma Katherine Jane Wegner

12 November, 194330 March, 2021

Myrtle Alma Katherine Jane Wegner (Purdy) of Sherwood Park, formerly of Barrhead. It is with deep sadness we announce the unexpected death of Myrtle on March 30, 2021, as Albert, her beloved husband of 58 years, was holding her hand. Myrtle will be cherished as the ever-caring and helpful Mom to her children, Susan (Ramon), David, Sherry (John) and Shelley (Zan). Oma’s cinnamon buns will be longingly remembered by her grandchildren, Maranda “Randi Girl”, Dexter, Nash (Emily), AJay, Faith, Katrina and Nevan. Chickie will be missed by her brothers and only sister: Bill (Diane), George, Don (Carolee), Ellwood (Florence), Judy, Russ (Karen), Ross (Marsha), and Ray (Joyce). Her many nieces and nephews will remember Auntie Myrtle for her wisdom and advice. Myrtle is predeceased by her parents Don and Mary Purdy, brother Gordon and his wife Carmen, brother-in-law Ray, and nephews Don, Jordon and Tore. Myrtle and the family would like to thank Dr King and her staff at The Cross Cancer Clinic for the many years of care and also Dr Laura at the Grey Nuns Hospital Emergency Unit. Donation may be made to St John’s Lutheran Church, Barrhead, Memorial Fund. A Private Family Service will be held on Monday April 12, 2021 at 1:30 pm from Rose Garden Chapel, Barrhead. Family and Friends are invited to watch the Service via Livestreaming at the link below

https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1617415365108908

Arrangements in care of Scott Green of Rose Garden Chapel, Barrhead, Alberta

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Marcia Moon

16 April 2021

To Albert and family,
Thinking of Myrtle brings back a flood of memories of us all in our relative youth -- when her indomitable spirit brought Adult learning to Barrhead. She was an organizer and lobbier par excellence; I don't think "can't" was in her vocabulary. It was a pleasure working with her on the Council and catching up with her from time to time over the years. She will be missed. May knowing that so many thought so highly of her help ease the pain of your loss.
Marcia (and Spence) Moon

Jean Proft

14 April 2021

Our sincere condolences to Myrtle ‘family . She was a very special lady and she will be missed. Sincerely Fred and Jean Proft and family .

Merlin Flock

12 April 2021

The online service was a fitting send-off for such a wonderful person. It brought back fond memories of the years I spent working with Myrtle at Lorne Jenken High School. She was a human dynamo much loved by staff and students. As a neophyte, beginning his first teaching job, Myrtle took me under her wing and showed me the ropes. Her leadership on the Grad Council made this an easy job for me and a special day for hundreds of students. It’s obvious from the heartfelt eulogy of Ray and Judy and the tributes from her children and grandchildren that Myrtle was much loved and will be sorely missed. I hope you treasure the memories you shared with us. I know I will. Deepest sympathies.

Audrey Thomas

12 April 2021

Dear Wegner Family,
So very sorry for your loss. Myrtle was a strong, hard working lady, of firm convictions and definite views, who was very proud of her family. I had the pleasure of working along side her in my teaching days at LJHS. Myrtle had the difficult task of being study hall supervisor and handled the job with ease, effectively maintaining order and gaining the respect of the students. She went above and beyond the call for organizing various school events over the years. She worked tirelessly keeping the berry farm weed free and the berries picked, and still had time to volunteer for many political/ community duties. We are grateful Myrtle to have known you and to have been inspired by you, and for the memories of times and laughter shared with you.. Rich blessings to your family as they mourn your loss.
Sincere Sympathy,
Audrey Thomas

Marilyn Flock

12 April 2021

Just thinking of Myrtle puts a smile on my face. She was as some would say "a ball of fire". Always there when she was needed. She helped teach both of our children in their studies for Confirmation classes and was tireless in so many other organizations, to numerous to count. I remember the gatherings at the Berry farm when the teachers would get together and play horse shoes. Everyone was welcome. The berries were pretty taste to! I remember the beautiful hats she would always wear to church. To Albert and the family, thank you for sharing her with us. She will be be greatly missed by many people.

Eloise (Gunns) Madsen

10 April 2021

My sympathies to the Wegner family. I was so sad to hear of her passing. I know many of us from high school years have good memories. As well I respected her for her great community and political mindedness. She was a memorable lady. Peace to her.

Ralph Helder

8 April 2021

Condolences to Albert and family. I worked with Myrtle at Lorne Jenken High School for 7 years. In those years , especially as a beginning teacher she was one of my go-to people, always willing to help. One of the years that I worked with Myrtle I was a grad-advisor. Anyone who was involved as a grad or in support of graduation knew Myrtle was in charge and had a reliable blueprint on what had to be done and when! She was an organizer extraordinaire and got things done! I have never met anyone who worked as hard as she did in any area she was involved in. She will be missed. Rest in peace Myrtle.
Ralph & Mary Helder

Sandra Lorenson

7 April 2021

I only knew Myrtle slightly and my sympathies go out to Albert and to his and Myrtles children, during these difficult days especially when families are not allowed to gather and grieve together. But to know Myrtles siblings is to know the nature of Myrtle.... friendly, welcoming, kind hearted, hard working, loyal, fun and honest. To Ross, Russ, Judy, Ellwood, Don, George, Bill and not forgetting Ray and the entire extended family, Myrtle has passed but your memories, stories and your privilege of having had Myrtle in your life, will never pass.
Sincerely, warm condolences... Sandy (Marsha’s sister and Rosses sister-in-law)

Violet Peterson ( DeSchepper)

7 April 2021

I knew Myrtle all through school as we attended Rich Valley School together. A very small school with approximately 10 - 13 per class.
She was a good friend and worked hard at school and at home helping her mom with a large young family. After school we went in different ways but reconnected in later years. She was one of my best go to people when I got a first experience with cancer - poor lady had so much experience and knew all the answers for my scary questions - even coming to my hospital bed the morning after surgery to wish me well. She did this while still in the great fight she still was in and still had ahead of her. With covid we could only text back and forth when I could have offered more physical visits and support to her. She always had a smile and positive outlook - a very very strong lady and her love of siblings and family was her top priority. I got to share in her 75th birthday celebration which I thank Albert and family so very much for including me.
RIP my friend and our lunch date will have to come at a later time.

JEANNETTE Shipton

6 April 2021

I got to know Myrtle through the berry farm. I started picking berries there many years ago with my mom. Good times in the berry patch.
Then later around 2001, Myrtle came to work with me at Meadowview school. That lady was efficient, dependable and knew how to work! I kept thinking to myself, 'Slow down Myrtle, you're making me look bad!'
She was also a very good sport. An example was that she was willing to dress up like a monster to perform in our staff production of The Monster Mash. Good Times!
My sincere sympathy to Albert and the family.
Jeannette Shipton

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