Myrtle Naomi Gowler (Ne Thompson), July 13th, 1921 – May 10th, 2014.
Devoted wife to David Gowler since 1947.
He will miss her! They married for love
and looks and through thick and thin were devoted to each other for 66 years.
The Mother we share did not want to take
up this space for us to honour her.
We her children: Alan (Sandra), Lana (Roger),Keith (Eileen) loved her greatly to the extent she would let us love her. Grandkids,Joanna, Sheri, Kurtis and Kyle and GG Kids – Randy, Stephen, Kayla, Paige and Ava-Lee
will all miss her and will always hold her in their hearts.
She was a proud New Westminsterite – living there for 80 years, growing
up in the hub of downtown New West in its heyday, and raising her family in Sapperton. Dave and Myrt spent a wonderful 10 years in their complex at River Wynde in Langley. They made many friends and built a community of helpful neighbours there.
She was a rabid BC Lions fan since 1953. She loved having fun, watching
fi gure skating, game shows, chilled red wine, lipstick, football, reading
‘The Province’, cats and Christmas. Myrt’s favourite hobby was sun
tanning; she and Dave spent 16 years wintering in Palm Springs. She
liked to be right because “why would you want to be wrong?” Myrt liked
things ‘just so’ and held the bar high for those she loved. She did not
suffer fools easily. She was a proud, stubborn, private person, who held
‘family’ very close to her! She stayed in control until the end, finally saying
‘uncle’ to her ‘last illness’.
She is survived by her sister Jo McMillan who will be 100 on May 26th.
It was Myrt’s strong request that no service be held. Put some Perry Como
or Bing Crosby on the old stereo and raise a glass of ‘chilled’ red wine to
her memory. We will miss our matriarch madly!
Many thanks to all her health care teams from RCH and LMH, who helped
her be a ‘modern medical miracle’. A huge thank-you to Susan and the
caring team at Harrison Landing in Langley, who made her last couple of