Hetherington & Deans Funeral Chapel

5176 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON


Myrtle Audrey (Gander) Sheppard

April 22, 1927September 25, 2019

SHEPPARD, Myrtle Audrey Passed away in the presence of her granddaughter Dana in the early hours of September 25, 2019 at the age of 92. Born in England on April 22, 1927 and is predeceased by her husband Reginald in 2002. She was the loving mother and will be greatly missed by her daughter Heather (Sante) Tonellato of Grimsby and Wendy (Glenn) Miller of Ottawa. Cherished grandmother of Chris (Geraldine) Tonellato of Ridgeway, Dana (John) Barron, Jennifer (Carlo) Ammendolia of Grimsby, Kim (Greg) Beresnikow of Arnprior and Lee Meihm of Ottawa. Beloved great-grandmother of Joseph, Allessandra, Christopher Tonellato, Olivia, Kerstyn, Lucas Barron, Christina, Marco, Isabella Ammendolia and Katya Beresnikow. The family will receive visitors at HETHERINGTON AND DEANS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5176 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls on Sunday Sept. 29th, 2019 from 4-8:00pm. Funeral Mass to take place at Our Lady of Peace, 6988 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls at 11:00am. Monday Sept. 30th. Cremation to follow.

"He put His arms around you And lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful He only takes the Best"

Donations to McMasters Children's Hospital / or Charities of choice


  • Visitation Sunday, September 29, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, September 30, 2019


Myrtle Audrey (Gander) Sheppard

have a memory or condolence to add?

Rollanda Mitchell

September 29, 2019

Myrtle was not only a client she was a friend...
I will miss her dearly as she was with me every Thursday for 20 years there will be a void Not having her around
Myrtle would educate me on the whole neighbourhood she knew everyone and everything, she was a strong witty caring loveable person
My mother also created a bond with her and will miss there time together
I will miss our chats
I will miss you my friend

Carl Collucci

September 28, 2019

Aunt Myrtle was the best Aunt a nephew could ever ask for. Thoughtful, caring, sharing, understanding, kind...and the list goes on and on. I'll cherish my happy childhood memories of Aunt Myrtle and Uncle Reg forever.

Betty Dadd

September 28, 2019

Thoughts and Prayers to all Myrtle family. As you celebrate a life well lived keep all memories in your heart and she will never be forgotten. A very Proud Brit! I always enjoyed visiting her in Niagara Falls at her home with her husband Reg. She has left a wonderful legacy in her two daughters Heather & Wendy and all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. I feel very blessed to have known her all these years. God bless everyone.
Betty, Wayne, Lorraine & Lisa.