Myra Carter passed away in her sleep on January 27th, at the age of 85.
She was born in 1937 to the late William Barnes and Eliza Morgan in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and was proud of her Newfoundland roots. She had a sister, Judy (deceased), and a brother, Bill. Myra married Roger Carter in 1958, and they moved to Dorval, Quebec, in 1961.
Myra leaves to mourn her husband of nearly 65 years, Roger, and her two children, Paul and Andrew Carter, both of Montreal. She is also survived by two grandchildren, whom she loved beyond imagination: Michelle and Kevin Aikman-Carter. Myra was immensely proud of her family but would never boast. She leaves them with memories that make them smile. She also leaves countless curling, church, tennis, golf and bridge friends who will miss her bright smile and infectious laugh.
Myra was the glue of the Carter family. Her unexpected loss is difficult, but there is comfort in knowing that she passed without pain, suffering or long illness. She had plans. Myra had been about to travel to Ottawa to play in a curling bonspiel, and then to Montebello to play with the Senior Ladies International Curling Club, of which she was an honorary life member. Her calendar noted that she had planned to host bridge soon, and throughout the house were books she was finishing or about to start.
Myra was an active member of St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Dorval (now “All Saints by the Lake”) since 1961. She was an avid (and competitive) curler, golfer and tennis player. If she wasn’t playing herself, she was watching sports on TV. She couldn’t just sit and do nothing, so she would always be knitting. She was in the midst of knitting a pair of Newfoundland mitts and working on a hooked rug, with one of her grandmother’s rugs nearby for inspiration. She must have used a thousand balls of wool, knitting socks, toques, sweaters and just about everything else for family, friends, babies, etc. She also made numerous amazing quilts! She was never far from her binoculars and bird books, and there wasn’t a plant that she couldn’t nurse back to life. She loved to travel and had a membership at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Past President of the Lachine Ladies Curling Club
Past President of the Senior Ladies International Curling Club
As per her wishes, Myra will be cremated.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on February 18, 2023, at 11 a.m. Reception to follow.
Anglican Church of All Saints by the Lake (formerly Parish of St. Andrew and St. Mark’s)
865 Lakeshore Boulevard, Dorval, QC H9S 2C7
A gathering to celebrate Myra’s life will be held for family and friends at a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages people to make donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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Our sincere sympathy.
Andrew @ Carole
Condolences to my friend Andrew and his entire family. I was fortunate enough to meet Myra and she was such a lovely women.
May your cherished memories
of times with Myra comfort you in the days and months ahead.
As an avid CJAD listener, I would like to send my condolences to the Carter family. You have lost a keystone to the family, may you find peace in your sudden loss.
Roger and Family
Deepest sympathy on Myra’s passing so suddenly but such a wonderful way to go in peace
Sue Boyd Arundel
My sincere condolences to Roger, Paul and Andrew on the passing of Myra. I have fond memories of Myra from growing up in Dorval, at church, and at the many activities she participated in over the years in Dorval. May she Rest in Peace.
My deepest condolences to the Carter family. Myra was a lovely person, and the photo you have chosen shows off the beautiful sparkle in her eyes. She will be missed by many.
We are saddened to hear of your recent loss. Sending our condolences to the Carter family.
Mes sincères condoléances à la famille Carter . Myra sera pour toujours a mes yeux une très grande Dame de curling
Words cannot express how sad I was to hear of Myra’s sudden passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you, Roger & your family.
My deepest sympathies to the family. Perhaps Myra has joined my parents and reminiscing over St Andrew and St Marks choir and pantomime stories.
I’m so sorry for your loss and it seems she lived life to the fullest. God Bless you all it is never easy to lose a mom.
I send my condolences to the entire Carter family. I never had the pleasure of knowing her or any other members of the family but listen to Andrew weekdays on CJAD. I send my thoughts and best wishes to the entire family.
I send my condolences and best wishes to the entire Carter family. I never had the opportunity or pleasure of knowing her unfortunately but was so sad to hear the bad news she passed away.
Sincere condolences to the family. I have been fortunate enough to have had the pleasure of meeting her over the years at the Lachine Curling Club and at the Dorval Golf club. Always a smile on her face and such a gracious lady.
They don’t make them like her too often.
I was sad ro hear of Myra’s passing. She was a classy lady and had a great personality. She will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathies ro the family.
My deepest condolences to the Carter family. Myra was such a strong and beautiful woman and I know you will miss her greatly. My heart is with you all in this difficult time.
Deepest sympathy to Roger and Family
she will be missed but thankfully did not suffer
Sue Boyd Arundel
I am so very sorry for your lost and for SLICCs loss. Myra was one of those women at Montebello that I always looked forward to seeing. Both my Mother and Father had great stories of curling days in Ottawa when Myra would bring a team to the Crystal Heart, my Father was her Team’s driver over the years and my Mother’s Team competed against hers. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Myra for many years and always marveled at how beautiful a smile she had, it lit up a room. She was a gentle women with a competitive spirit. I will miss our catch up chats and I know that SLICC members are very saddened by her passing. We wish strength and wonderful memories to her family and friends. Myra will be greatly missed.
Andrew, Roger and Carter family, our sincere condolences.
Dear Roger and family, my sincere condolences to all of you. I have so many wonderful memories of our choir at St. Andrew & St. Paul’s.
Sincerely – Julie Csisztu
My sincere sympathies to Myra’s family – I got a chance to golf with them at the OCC tournament in the past – such a friendly couple.
My deepest sympathy to Roger, and the Family I have fond memories of your wife and Mum.Andrew,I haven’t forgot about chocolate cake recipe.
My deepest sympathy to Roger, and the Family I have fond memories of your wife and Mum. Andrew,I haven’t forgot about chocolate cake recipe.
My sincerest condolences to Andrew and his entire family. I met Myra many times at curling events, she was always pleasant to chat with.
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