Myrtle Black

Myrtle Isabelle Black

Saturday, September 9th, 1916 - Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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After celebrating her 104th birthday (September 25th) Myrtle passed away peacefully at Saint Luke’s Place in Cambridge on October 6, 2020. She is survived by her son Bill (Kathy) and daughter in-law Nancy. Beloved grandmother of Cara, James, Kendall and great grandmother to their families. Predeceased by husbands W. Leslie McFarlane (1945) and John N. Black (1985), her son James Robert, parents Russell and Maggie Smellie, sisters and brothers in-law Margaret & Jack Milligan, Lillian & Robert Baker, Rose & Paul Mosure. Myrtle was a Fergus resident for the most part of her long life and a member of the Melville United Church community. She was actively involved in the Sweet Adelines, a member of The Order of the Eastern Star and always maintained an active interest in politics working for candidates then volunteering during elections. Well into her 90’s she enjoyed being at the family cottage on Lake Belwood. The family wish to express special thanks to all staff at Saint Luke’s Place for the tremendous care and comfort provided during her almost three years in residence. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Melville United Church or Groves Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel 280 St. David St. S. Fergus. Due to current health concerns a family service will be held at a future date.
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Norm and Linda

Posted at 08:02pm
So sorry to hear of Myrtle's passing.She was a long time friend of my parents,Archie and Marion McLean from Arthur.We got to know her better when we moved to Fergus and saw her often at Melville Church.She was always enthusiastic and willing to help,a great lady. Sincerely Norm and Linda Porritt

Janice Carlberg

Posted at 09:28am
Our deepest sympathy to your family. My mom, Beulah Carlberg and Mrs. Black were friends and neighbors for years. Myrtle was our "Avon Lady" and we delighted in her visited. She was enthusiastic showing the latest products and specials. Fond memories.

Joan Zettel

Posted at 02:12pm
I am so sorry to hear of Myrtle's passing. Bill & Kathy & extended family, you all will be in our thoughts & prayers in the coming weeks. Myrtle indeed lived a full & fulfilled life. I have many happy childhood memories of our families getting together.

Bryan and Libby Darroch

Posted at 03:56pm
Bill and family, Bryan and I and on behalf of my mom, Rose McCulligh, want to offer our deepest sympathy to you following the death of Myrtle. Memories of her at Shortreed Reunions, playing the organ at Graham Giddy's or when our son, Chad, used to deliver her paper are all things we will remember. May she rest in peace now following such a full life.

liz wilson

Posted at 11:13am
Bill and Kathy - I am sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Sincere sympathy is sent your way..

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