Myrna G. Stothart, 81 of Salisbury passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 28, 2020. Born in Bathurst NB, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mabel Wood.
Myrna is predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Ian Stothart (2017). She was very proud of her five children and is survived by her daughters Jane Trites (Kevin) of Salisbury NB, Susan Stothart (Maurice Carriere) of Sudbury ON, and her son David Stothart (Cathy) of Halifax NS. She was predeceased by two daughters, Gayle and Margot. Holding a very special place in her heart are her five grandchildren, Carson, Ryan, Peyton, Michael and Emma. She is also survived by and will be missed by her sister Gertrude Abernethy (late Vaughn) of Bathurst, sister-in-law Janet Stothart of Miramichi, several nieces and nephews; predeceased by her brothers Allen Wood (Lucille), Charles Wood (Ethel), Raymond, Bobby and baby sister in infancy.
The majority of Myrna’s life was spent in Bathurst NB. A teacher by profession, Myrna taught elementary school retiring from South Bathurst School in 1993. She was very active in her community and her church, a member of Beta Sigma Phi, founding member of the Kinette club, and held various positions through the years at Saint Georges Anglican church. As though raising five children, teaching, and volunteering didn’t keep her busy enough, Myrna found time for university courses and, with her trademark determination, in 10 years graduated with her Bachelor of Arts.
Myrna and Ian spent many happy summers with their children at the Youghall beach cottage she purchased from her teacher’s salary, informing her husband after the fact. In retirement, they enjoyed winters in Labelle Florida until the call of grandchildren brought them home. An avid bridge player, Myrna played regularly until the current pandemic. She loved her flower gardens and was enjoying adding her special touch to her home in Salisbury. Her very spoiled cat Willie brought her great comfort and companionship in the past few years and is missing his favorite person.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private service will be held at the Salisbury Funeral Home (506-372-4800). Interment in Saint George’s Anglican Cemetery, Bathurst, NB at a later date. We hope Mom’s friends and extended family find comfort in their memories of times spent with her and wholeheartedly thank them for their condolences.
Donations in memory of Myrna may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.