February 4, 1944 – July 13, 2021
SCHUYLER, Myra Fern (nee Ireland) Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021, in her 78th year. Reunited with her husband, the love of her life, Ray (1991). Loving and devoted mother of Julie Almeida (Al) and Heather Johnston (Daniel). Loving and cherished Grandma of Brendon, Marshel, and Great Grandma of Theodore. Survived by her siblings Lorna Harding (Ken) and Bob Ireland. Predeceased by siblings Art Ireland and Faye Wixson (Peter). Dear daughter of the late Lorne and Fern Ireland. She will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and especially by her best friend Ivy who already misses playing with grandma.
Myra was the strongest woman her daughters knew and accomplished so many things throughout her life. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, great aunt, and great grandmother. She worked hard and built a career as a Lab Technologist at MDS Labs. Myra also worked for a short time as a lab technologist in BC, where she set-up a hematology lab, a first for her. Myra’s strength and determination allowed her to overcome the loss of her husband and continue to care and provide for her family, leaving a legacy that will carry on in the hearts of those who knew her. She was happiest when she was spending time with her family, chatting on the porch, gardening, and playing with her best friend Ivy. Our mom will be sadly missed by all those that knew her, and she will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Friday, July 16th from 3 – 8 p.m.
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Donations may be made to the Scott Mission or the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.oshawafuneralhome.com
Funeral Service Live Stream
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Rose Ireland Hope
July 17, 2021
I went to Heather and Daniels wedding alone with my small girl as my husband had to work. I lingered after the ceremony to say hi to Aunt Myra as I made it just in time. We had not seen each other for a while and I approached her as she was organizing some flower vases. She turned and said oh good its you..handed me a vase with instructions to follow her ...I spent a lot of time with her that night. Her laugh and love gave me a peice of my dad too. All my extended family thought she was dads twin at my wedding. I love her. I will miss her always.
July 17, 2021
To a very special Lady. I remember how happy you would make the people around you feel. Whenever I had an opportunity to be around you I felt nothing but joy. I will always remember you Myra as being an amazing person. You were called because special people are needed to look over us. I didn't spend a lot of time with you, but I'll remember you for the rest of my life. Until we meet again. Love Gary and Family.
Amanda de Boer
July 16, 2021
Dear Heather and Julie and family,
I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember how kind she was when I was going through my divorce and then some bad dating experiences and I remember how happy she was for both Steven and I when we met and got married! She had a good sense of humour and always seemed like a positive person with a quiet inner strength. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.
July 16, 2021
Growing up the Schuylers was my second household. Some might say I spent more time there then my own house. So many memories..The one that sticks out the most is the time she saved my life. It was a Summer day and Julie thought it would be a cool idea to put the tent across the top of the pool and dive underneath and come up in the middle. (I did day Julie's idea!! Lol we all know she was full of them ..lol Myra came running out and pulled me from the pool when it went wrong. It always seemed when Heather got introuble I was always near!! Lol She definitely could be stern when needed. I will always remember one of her favourite says "you bet your ass! Even though we all grow up and sometimes apart I'm glad to call her my second mom growing up....from broken bones, rides to school to family trips(oh Goatrude) good times I'd never change this family for the world! You will be dearly missed by my family and i! Oxo Lots of love
July 15, 2021
Mrs. Schuyler needed a babysitter for two very rambunctious little girls for after school. I met her when she knocked on my parents front door on Lupin Drive in the fall of 1979. She knew there were several teenagers in my family so she came to the door with the hope that one of us might be looking for an after school job. I was the lucky one! I was paid ten dollars a week to look after Julie and Heather from 330pm to 530pm Monday through Friday until Mrs. Schuyler arrived home from her job at the lab. I came to love the Schuyler family like my own. I can remember many times when Mrs. Schuyler would return home from work and rather than me go home after babysitting, I would sit at the kitchen table and chat with her while she prepared dinner. She was kind, sincere and always had an open ear for this teenager. I had the sense that she loved me like her own child.
As it happens in life, people grow apart but that does not mean that the affection and the love dies. It just grows with you. Anytime I visited my parents on Lupin Drive, I always I thought to myself that I should pop in and say hello. I regret that I did not do that. However, I had the distinct pleasure of a visit a month or so ago at the hospital where I work in Toronto. In that very short visit, I quickly recalled that mischievous eye and dazzling smile. She was still so beautiful!
Julie and Heather; you no longer need a babysitter but you’ll always have me as your adopted older brother. I think both your parents would laughingly approve. Of course, they would remind me not to use the self clean mode on the oven when cooking TV dinners! Crisis averted but teasing ensued right up to our last visit!
Please note that you will be held close in my thoughts over these next few days. Your mother was a treasure and I was very lucky to have known her.